Can Rabbits Eat Cilantro?

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Last Updated on October 4, 2021 by Rei

Quick Facts About Cilantro:

  • Scientific name – Coriandrum sativum
  • Also known as – Dhania, Coriander leaves, Chinese parsley, and Mexican parsley.
  • Origin – Mediterranean 
  • Most commonly found in – Mexico and United States

Cilantro is one of the most recommended leafy greens you can give your rabbits. Just remember that you have to wait until your rabbit is at least 12 weeks old before you give one. You also have to only feed cilantro in moderation and remember to feed lots of hay.

Remember that leafy greens should be considered a supplement to a hay-based diet that’s high in fiber.

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

Do rabbits like to eat cilantro?

Cilantro is one of the most nutritious and highly recommended leafy greens for rabbits due to the fact that rabbits love to eat them as well as providing key nutrients that your rabbit would need per day.

In my case, both of my rabbits would gobble up the cilantro I give them whenever I have one available. I’ve also asked several of my friends if they ever fed cilantro to their rabbits, and all of them reported giving some to their rabbits due to the fact that their rabbits love cilantro so much.

Is cilantro safe to be eaten by rabbits?

As long as your only giving the recommended amount, the cilantro is perfectly safe for rabbits. You also need to wait until your rabbit is at least 12 weeks old before you give one because young rabbit’s gut flora is sensitive so they need a lot of fiber to prevent any digestive problems.

Even after your rabbit is old enough to eat cilantro, you should still limit the amount you give them. See the diet portion calculator below for the proper amount of cilantro to feed your rabbit based on its weight and age.

What are the benefits of feeding cilantro to rabbits?

A baby rabbit eating cilantro


100 grams of cilantro contains large amounts of vitamin A.

In order for you to properly understand the benefits of feeding cilantro to your rabbits, you can use the nutrient constrain calculator for rabbits to see what nutrients your rabbit is getting whenever you feed them cilantro.

You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to see its benefits and deficiency:

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits