Stinging nettles are edible if the nettle is boiled. But there is no need to eat it because you can feed your rabbits commercial rabbit food which has fresh grass added to it. The natural fiber in the grass helps to keep the rabbit’s intestines healthy and moving.
Nettles are full of vitamins A, C, K, D and E.
Additionally, you can supplement the rabbits’ commercial pellets with fresh fruit and vegetables. They love carrots, parsnips, kale, spinach, or broccoli for example. Fresh mint leaves are also a nice treat. But make sure you remove any leaves that turn brown before giving them to your rabbit.
Rabbits are not interested in lettuce because of its water content but they do enjoy some sprouts or hay which is high in fiber.
A ‘rabbit only’ vegetable compound can be bought at your local pet shop if you want to give your furbaby something extra special now and then.
Although nettles are edible they should be eaten infrequently because of their high calcium content.
FAQS (Can Rabbits Eat Stinging Nettles?)
Can I give my rabbit stinging nettles?
Yes, but only if they are boiled first. Sucking the stings from the nettle can cause them to become inflamed.
What else can I feed my rabbit instead of nettles?
You can give your rabbit commercial rabbit food which has fresh grass added to it. The natural fiber in the grass helps to keep the rabbit’s intestines healthy and moving. You can also feed them fresh fruit and vegetables as a treat. They love carrots, parsnips, kale, spinach, or broccoli for example.