Can a rabbit eat watercress?

Can a rabbit eat watercress?

Yes – You can give your rabbit watercress but in moderation.

What is watercress?

Watercress is a leafy green vegetable with a peppery flavor. It can be grown in shallow water. Watercress is a member of the brassica family and grows on small, thick stems. The leaves have a fresh and peppery taste and the stems have a crunchy texture.

 What are the health benefits of watercress?

Watercress is high in vitamin C, which is an essential vitamin for rabbits. It also contains vitamin A, beta-carotene, folic acid, riboflavin, and other vitamins. Watercress is also high in minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium*, magnesium, and iron.

How to prepare watercress for a rabbit

  1. Fresh watercress is very soft rinse gently underwater. Remove any brown leaves, roots and other chemicals that may be present.
  2. Serve in a bowl.

How much watercress to give to a rabbit

It’s recommended that you feed your rabbit no more than 1 – 2 small sprigs of watercress per day as too much can cause gastrointestinal discomfort and bladder issues.

How to store watercress

Use a salad spinner to dry the watercress and then place in a plastic bag or container in the refrigerator.

Where can I buy watercress?

Can a rabbit eat watercress?

Watercress is widely available at most grocery stores and farmers markets.


Does watercress have high levels of calcium* present?

Yes – Watercress contains higher concentrations of calcium and oxalate, which can cause bladder issues and gastrointestinal discomfort.

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