Yes – Rabbits can eat spinach but sparingly. It’s high in oxalates, which can damage a rabbit’s kidneys.
What is spinach?
Spinach is a leafy vegetable belonging to the Amaranthaceae family. It has a mild flavor and a unique texture.
What are the health benefits of spinach?
Spinach is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin A, and folate. It’s also high in iron and calcium.
How to prepare spinach for a rabbit
- Rinse and drain the spinach thoroughly under cold water to remove any chemicals, dirt and bugs that may be present.
- Cut the stems of the spinach.
- Cut the leaves into smaller pieces before serving.
How much spinach to give to a rabbit
Spinach contains moderate levels of calcium and high levels of oxalic acid so should be given to rabbits sparingly: 1 tablespoon per 2 pounds body weight.
How to store spinach
Remove excess water from the spinach using a paper towel or salad spinner. Then place into a plastic bag in the fridge.
Where can I buy spinach?
Spinach can be bought at grocery stores and farmers markets.
No – It’s not recommended to give boiled spinach to rabbits. Only feed your rabbit fresh spinach.