Safe Fruits and Veggies in a Rabbit’s Diet

LIST OF POSSIBLE FOODS TO FEED

NOTE: It is always preferable to buy organic produce if at all possible. If collecting wild foods such as dandelion greens, make sure they are from a pesticide-free area. All fresh foods regardless of the source should be washed or scrubbed (in the case of hard vegetables) before serving them to your rabbit.

**Limit these veggies

LEAFY GREENS

  • Parsley
  • Spinach**
  • Mustard greens
  • Beet greens
  • Swiss chard
  • Radish tops
  • Sprouts
  • Arugula
  • Carrot tops**
  • Cucumber leaves
  • Endive
  • Ecarole
  • Frisee Lettuce
  • Kale (all types)**
  • Mache
  • Red or green lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spring greens
  • Turnip greens
  • Dandelion greens
  • Mint (any variety)
  • Basil (any variety)
  • Watercress
  • Wheatgrass
  • Chicory
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Radicchio
  • Bok Choy
  • Fennel (the leafy tops as well as the base)
  • Borage leaves
  • Dill leaves
  • Yu choy

NON-LEAFY VEGETABLES

Limit to about 1 tablespoon per 2 lbs of body weight per day.

*Can cause gas. Avoid in rabbits prone to GI issues.

  • Carrots
  • Broccoli (leaves and stems)*
  • Edible flowers (roses, nasturtiums, pansies, hibiscus, marigolds)
  • Celery (chopped into 1/2 pieces)
  • Bell peppers (any color)
  • Chinese pea pods (the flat kind without large peas)
  • Brussel sprouts*
  • Cabbage (any type)*
  • Broccolini*
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini squash

FRUITS

Limit to about 1 teaspoon per 2 lbs of body weight per day. Fruit should be considered a treat.

  • Apple (any variety, without stem and seeds)
  • Cherries (any variety, without the pits)
  • Pear
  • Peach
  • Plum (without the pits)
  • Kiwi
  • Papaya
  • Mango
  • Berries (blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries)
  • Pineapple (remove skin)
  • Banana (remove peel; no more than an 1/8 inch slice a day for a 5 lb rabbit)
  • Melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew )
  • Star Fruit
  • Apricot
  • Currants
  • Nectarine