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Vegetables You Can Grow At Home For Your Bunnies

Backyard vegetable garden for bunnies

Photo byMarkus Spiske

Why are vegetables good for bunnies?

Vegetables provide vitamins such as A, B, C, and K. They also contain water which is beneficial for bunnies that don't drink water often. Hay is the primary food source for bunnies but leafy and non-leafy veggies provide other nutrients or enrichments they need for growing and living healthily.

Rabbits have a sensitive digestive system and are given the right kinds of vegetables. It will be advantageous to care for bunnies because you can grow some of their foods in the garden.

You don't need a vast space since most of the vegetables they eat can grow in a pot or small plant box. All you need is wood planks or pots and good soil for the plants.

Amount of Vegetables Given to Bunnies

If bunnies are given large amounts of vegetables, they can be gassy or experience problems in their GI tracts.

A bunny should be given 1 tablespoon of non-leafy vegetables per 2 pounds of the bunny's body weight. For leafy vegetables, a bunny can only have a cup of it daily; stay within the limit.

List of Vegetables You Can Grow at Home

1. Romaine lettuce

Romaine lettuce is packed with vitamins C and K. It is low in fiber and high in minerals.

Romaine lettuce for bunnies

2. Bok choy

Bok choy is rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains calcium, iron, potassium, etc. Also, it has vitamins C and K which are good antioxidants.

Bok choy for bunnies

3. Small carrots

Carrots contain vitamin A, which should be given in small amounts. Carrots are high in sugar, that's why it is considered one of the best treats for bunnies (to be given in a small amount). It is good for growth and immunity.

Carrots removed from the soil

4. Herbs

Herbs can provide your bunnies with a healthier diet. They contribute a few medicinal properties that benefit a bunny's overall health. (Mint, parsley, oregano, dill, basil, etc.)

Different herbs on brown pots

Why do bunnies love vegetables?

Bunnies love vegetables because of the variety of texture and taste. Some kinds of vegetables are crunchy when given fresh and a little sweet, which bunnies love.

Different veggies make a bunny not bored of eating the same food daily.

Final Thoughts on Vegetables at Home for Bunnies

Here you go, bunny parents! Start making a beautiful garden for your bunnies so they can eat treats that are healthy and grown at home. You don’t have to be an expert to grow vegetables at home!

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