Last Updated on April 27, 2022 by Rei Garnet
Quick Facts About Celery:
- Scientific name – Apium graveolens
- Also known as – Sedano, Celeriac, and Eppich
- Origin – Europe
- Most commonly found in – United States, Spain, and Mexico.
- Average weight – 56.7 grams
Celery is safe for rabbits as long as they are 12 weeks old and given in moderation. You should also limit the amount of celery you give your rabbits and base the amount you give on their age.
Younger rabbits are more prone to digestive issues when overfed, so older rabbits can eat more celery.
Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more detail why rabbits can eat celery:
Do rabbits like eating celery?
Celery is on the list of the most recommended foods for rabbits. Most rabbits would never dislike celery when given.
In my case, when I gave celery to my babies (Tyr and Freya), both of them would eat it without hesitation.
We’ve also asked a few rabbit owners and breeders if they fed their rabbits celery, and they all said yes.
Is celery safe for rabbits?
Celery is safe for rabbits to eat if they are old enough to eat vegetables and it is only a supplementary diet.
The only way celery would cause any harm to your rabbits is if you’re feeding them too much celery in lieu of hay.
The lack of fiber in your rabbit’s diet will eventually lead to digestive problems.
Another possible danger to look out for is introducing celery into your rabbit’s diet too fast.
You should always introduce any new diet slowly and only in small amounts at first.
What are the benefits of feeding celery to rabbits?
Celery is rich in vitamin A.
To properly answer this question, you can use this nutrient constraint calculator to determine the amount of nutrients your rabbits are getting when you’re feeding them celery.
This tool would also tell you if the amount you’re giving your rabbit is within the nutritional constraint.
You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to see the different benefits and deficiencies of each nutrient.