Yes – Red lettuce is one of the healthiest veggies you can give your rabbit.
What is red leaf lettuce?
Red leaf lettuce is a variety of lettuce with red leaves that grows in a bunch or head. It has a crunchy texture and a mild taste.
What are the health benefits of red leaf lettuce?
Red leaf lettuce has a number of health benefits for a rabbit. It provides the rabbit with the vitamins A and C as well as beta carotene. The vitamin C, in particular, has many benefits for the rabbit including boosting the immune system and keeping the joints and bones healthy.
How to prepare red leaf lettuce for a rabbit
- Cut off the stem of the red lettuce and wash thoroughly removing any wilted leaves, brown bit and dirt.
- Before serving cut into smaller pieces.
How much red leaf lettuce to give to a rabbit
The recommended amount of red leaf lettuce to give your rabbit is 1 cup.
How to store red leaf lettuce
Dry red leaf lettuce using a salad spinner. You can then store the red leaf lettuce in a plastic bag or container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Where can I buy red leaf lettuce?
This popular lettuce can be found at your local grocery store or farmers markets.
Yes – Red leaf lettuce is one of the safest leafy greens to feed your rabbit. It contains low oxalate and calcium concentrations meaning its low risk in terms of gastrointestinal discomfort (i.e. gas) and bladder issues respectively.