Last Updated on August 5, 2022 by Rei Garnet
Jade plants are safe to be eaten by rabbits in small amounts. Just make sure that your rabbit is eating enough hay.
Jade plants alone cannot meet your rabbit’s required fiber per day.
While jade plants are safe for rabbits to eat, you should still avoid making them part of your rabbit’s regular diet.
There is better, more nutritious food out there.
Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain the topic in more detail:
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 have jade plants, or “money trees,” from where they’re from.
Most of them reported giving their rabbits a leaf or two.
Risk of overfeeding jade plants to rabbits.
While jade plants themselves are not poisonous to rabbits, overfeeding them 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 many jade plants in one meal. 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 give to rabbits:
- Green peppers
- Alfalfa, radish & Clover sprouts
- Beet greens (tops)
- Peapods (the flat edible kind)
- Peppermint leaves
- Bok choy
- Peppermint leaves
- Carrot & carrot tops
- Raspberry leaves
- Dandelion greens and flowers (no pesticides)
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 won’t be able to reach if you’re not planning on feeding them to your rabbits.
Your rabbits would gladly eat your whole plant.
Finally, if it’s the first time you’re 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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