Can Rabbits Eat Celery? What you need to know.

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A brown new zealand rabbit eating a bunch of celery
"Appetizer" by A. Drauglis is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Last Updated on October 4, 2021 by Rei

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 to be given to rabbits as long as your rabbit is at least 12 weeks old and you only give it in moderation. You should also limit the amount of celery you give your rabbits and base the amount you give based on their age.

Older rabbits can eat more celery compared to younger rabbits whose susceptible to digestive problems when overfed.

Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more details why rabbits can eat celery:

Do rabbits like to eat celery?

Celery is on the list of the most recommended food for rabbits. Most rabbits would never dislike celery when given. In my case, when I give celery to my babies(Tyr and Freya), both of them would eat celery without hesitation.

We’ve also asked a few rabbit owners and breeders if they included celery into their rabbit’s diet, and all of them reported feeding celery to their rabbits.

Is celery safe to be eaten by rabbits?

Celery is safe to be eaten by rabbits as long as your rabbit is old enough to eat vegetables and your only giving celery as a supplementary diet.

The only way celery would cause any harm to your rabbits is when you’re feeding them too much celery in lieu of hay. The lack of fiber in your rabbit’s diet would 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?

Fresh celery in a basket

Gist:

Celery is rich in vitamin A.


To properly answer this question, you can use this nutrient constrain 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.

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits