Can Rabbits Eat Kale? Your questions answered.

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A black rabbit eating kale.
"Pepper eating green kale" by bazhall81 is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei

Quick Facts About Kale:

  • Scientific name – Brassica oleracea var. sabellica
  • Also known as – Borecole
  • Origin – Mediterranean
  • Most commonly found in – United States, Mexico, China
  • Average weight – 67 grams

Giving kale to rabbits is safe as long as your rabbit is old enough(12 weeks) to eat vegetables and you only give it in moderation. You should also mix in some other vegetables when feeding kale to lessen the chance of triggering any digestive problems.

Also, if it’s the first time you’re giving kale to your rabbits, you should introduce it in small amounts(15 grams) at first. Doing this would lessen the chance of triggering digestive problems especially in young rabbits.

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

Do rabbits like to eat kale?

Rabbits would never dislike vegetables like kale.

Most rabbits do like to eat kale. In my case, both my rabbits(Tyr and Freya), likes to eat kale and would devour them the second I give them some.

I’ve also asked a few rabbit owners if they’ve ever fed kale to their rabbits and what’s their rabbit’s response. Most of them reported that their rabbits liked kale and are part of their diet.

Is kale safe to be eaten by rabbits?

Kale is safe to be eaten by rabbits as long as your rabbit is old enough to eat it and your rabbit is not eating kale in lieu of hay.

Another possible danger is when a rabbit owner introduces kale to their rabbits in large amounts. Always introduce any new food to your rabbit’s diet slowly, this would ensure that your rabbit’s gut flora would be able to adjust accordingly.

What are the benefits of feeding kale to rabbits?

A black and white holland lop rabbit eating kale.


Kale is rich in vitamin A. It also contains small amounts of vitamin E, niacin, protein, and fiber.

In order for you to properly know the benefits and risk of feeding kale to your rabbits, you can use this nutrient constrain calculator for rabbits.

You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to see the benefits and deficiencies of kale:

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits