Yes, rabbits can eat Italian parsley. In fact, it’s a good idea to include Italian parsley in a rabbit’s diet because it’s a good source of fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Italian parsley can be fed fresh or dried. If feeding fresh, chop the parsley into small pieces so that a rabbit can eat it easily. If feeding dry, crumble the leaves to avoid choking hazards.
Italian parsley contains a lot of calcium and rabbits have a hard time digesting large amounts of calcium. Calcium carbonate is antacid and in excess may cause mineral deposits (e.g., bladder stones) in rabbits’ urinary tract. Rabbits cannot tolerate more than 0.5% calcium carbonate in their diets. Therefore, the general rule is that if the package does not say “low-calcium” or “contains less than 0.5%” then it should be avoided.
There are some reports of rabbits having an upset stomach when eating fresh parsley. If your rabbit has a sensitive stomach, try feeding it dried parsley instead. And as always, monitor your rabbit’s diet and if you notice any changes in its behavior or poo, consult your veterinarian.
Can I give my rabbit Italian parsley?
Yes, rabbits can eat Italian parsley. However, consult with your veterinarian before feeding your rabbit any new food.
Can I give my rabbit Italian parsley and other vegetables?
Yes, you can give your rabbit Italian parsley and other vegetables. However, remember that it is very important that rabbits receive a proper diet. If you are unsure whether your rabbit is eating everything that it needs for a proper diet, then talk to your vet about the best food for rabbits.