Can Rabbits Eat Jade Plants? What you need to know.

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Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei

Jade plants are safe to be eaten by rabbits in small amounts. Just make sure that your rabbit is eating enough hay because jade plants cannot meet the required fiber a rabbit would need per day.

While jade plants are safe to be eaten by rabbits, you should still avoid giving them or making them a part of your rabbit’s regular diet. There is better more nutritious food out there that’s better for rabbits.

Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain the topic in more details:

Would rabbits intentionally eat jade plants?

Yes, rabbits would intentionally and gladly eat your jade plants. Make sure that you place your jade plants somewhere your rabbits wouldn’t be able to reach if you’re not planning on feeding them to your rabbits.

We’ve interviewed several rabbit owners who also owned jade plants or “Money tree” from where they’re from, most of them reported giving their rabbits a leaf of two.

Risk of overfeeding jade plants to rabbits.

Jade plant that is planted in soil.

While jade plants themselves is not poisonous to rabbits, overfeeding it to your rabbits on the other hand could lead to the following conditions:

  • GI stasis Gastrointestinal stasis is possible when your rabbit is eating jade plants in lieu of hay. Make sure that you’re not replacing your rabbit’s main diet(hay, veggies, and pellets) with jade plants.
  • Diarrhea – Diarrhea is also possible when you feed your rabbits too much jade plants in one eating. Diarrhea in rabbits often happens when new food is introduced too fast and too much.
  • Soft uneaten cecotropes – Feeding too much unnecessary food like jade plants to your rabbits could also lead to uneaten cecotropes due to the lack of fiber in your rabbit’s diet. This can be fixed by feeding large amounts of fiber(hay) for several weeks to a month.

Healthy alternative to jade plants.

Here are some alternatives to jade plants that are safe to be given to rabbits:

Conclusion

Giving jade plants to your rabbits is safe as long as they’re not eating it in lieu of hay.

Make sure that you place your jade plants somewhere your rabbits wouldn’t be able to reach if you’re not planning on feeding them to your rabbits because your rabbits would gladly eat your whole plant.

Finally, if it’s the first time your feeding jade plants to your rabbits, take it slow and feed it in small amounts. Introducing new food into your rabbit’s diet too fast could trigger diarrhea and other digestive distress.

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