Can Rabbits Eat Parsley? What you need to know.

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Last Updated on July 22, 2022 by Rei Garnet

Quick Facts About Parsley:

  • Scientific name – Petroselinum crispum
  • Also known as – Parsley breakstone, garden parsley, rock parsley, persely, and petersylinge.
  • Origin – Mediterranean region of southern Europe
  • Most commonly found in China, Belgium, and Spain.
  • Average weight – 55g

Parsley can be eaten by rabbits as long as they’re old enough (> 12 weeks old) and your rabbit is eating enough hay. The only danger of feeding parsley to rabbits is when your rabbit is too young or when your rabbit is eating too much parsley in lieu of hay.

Otherwise, parsley is one of the most nutritious and safest herbs you can feed your rabbits. All parts of the parsley plant can be eaten by rabbits.

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

Is parsley safe to be eaten by rabbits?

Yes, parsley is safe to be included in your rabbit’s diet. In fact, parsley is on the list of the most recommended leafy greens to include in your rabbit’s diet.

The only time parsley is not safe is when rabbit owners overfeed their rabbits or give their rabbits too much parsley too fast, especially to young rabbits.

Would rabbits intentionally eat parsley?

Yes, rabbits would gladly eat parsley if you gave them some.

We interviewed several rabbit owners about their rabbit diets, and every rabbit owner reported seeing their rabbits devour parsley when given.

What are the benefits of feeding parsley to rabbits?

A young white holland lop rabbit eating a parsley.

Gist:

Parsley contains a lot of vitamin A and potassium.


To give you a better idea of how much nutrition your rabbit is getting when you feed them parsley, you can use the nutrient constrain calculator for rabbits below.

You can click the blue icon beside the nutrient to see its benefits and what would happen if your rabbit has deficiencies:

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