Can Rabbits Eat Oregano?

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Last Updated on March 5, 2023 by Marjon Ramos

Quick Facts About oregano:

  • Scientific name – Origanum vulgare
  • Also known as – Ajwain
  • Origin – Mediterranean countries and western Asia.
  • Most commonly found in – China, India, and Germany.

Feeding oregano to rabbits is perfectly safe as long as your rabbit is old enough (12 weeks old) to eat it and you only give moderate amounts.

Also, if it’s the first time you’re giving oregano to your rabbits, make sure that you introduce it slowly or only give 15 grams for the first few weeks to see if your rabbit can tolerate it.

Also, mix in some other leafy greens into your rabbit’s diet.

It’s always better to give your rabbits 2-3 types of vegetables to ensure that they’re getting the right amount of nutrition per day.

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

Do rabbits like to eat oregano?

A photo of the oregano plant

Oregano 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 oregano I give them whenever I have one available.

I’ve also asked several of my friends if they ever fed oregano to their rabbits, and all of them reported giving some to their rabbits due to the fact that their rabbits love oregano so much.

Is oregano safe to be eaten by rabbits?

As long as your rabbit is at least 12 weeks old and you introduce it slowly, oregano shouldn’t cause any digestive problems for your rabbit.

The only way oregano could harm your rabbits is if your rabbit is eating oregano in lieu of hay.

The lack of fiber in your rabbit’s diet would eventually lead to digestive problems.

What are the benefits of feeding oregano to rabbits?

Another variety of oregano plant

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

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

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits