Can Rabbits Eat Cilantro?

YES. If you are looking for a good herbal plant for your rabbit, cilantro is one of the best herbs.

Cilantro contains essential vitamins, fiber, minerals & antioxidants for rabbits.

But you should offer only a small amount in your rabbit’s daily diet. 

How To Feed Cilantro To A Rabbit

Start with offering your rabbit just a bite or two of cilantro and if no adverse signs appear, then you can slowly increase the amount you feed.

Depending on your rabbit’s size, the average cilantro portion should be about 1/2 – 1 handful of fresh, cleaned cilantro.

Rabbits can be fed cilantro on a daily basis, but only in small quantities.

Can Baby Bunnies Eat Cilantro?

Avoid feeding baby bunnies any kinds of fruits and vegetables until they reach 12 weeks of age to allow their stomachs to mature with them.

Baby rabbits have much more sensitive gastrointestinal systems.

Health Benefits of Feeding Your Rabbit Cilantro

  • Most herbs are packed with antioxidants, but they all work to help the body fight many diseases in rabbits. 
  • Cilantro is fiber-rich and low-calorie. The fiber content of cilantro will help the food flow properly through the rabbit’s body. It will aid in the digestion processes. Its low caloric component can prevent obesity.
  • In case they eat anything wrong, bloating and gas can be some problems. Cilantro is good for treating bloating gas in rabbits. 
  • Cilantro even appears to possess some antimicrobial advantages, which can lessen your rabbit’s chance of infection.
  • Cilantro is an invaluable and great source of various minerals and vitamins, including a high level of antioxidants, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, K, calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, zinc, sodium, etc.
Also Read:  Can Rabbits Eat Fennel?

Do Rabbits Like To Eat Cilantro?

Most of the time rabbits like to eat cilantro. It can change from time to time. First, you can offer them a little bit of cilantro to check whether they like it or not.

If your rabbits don’t like to eat cilantro it’s ok & it’s normal. Some rabbits don’t like the flavor of cilantro.

Risk of overfeeding cilantro to rabbits.

Here are the most common problems when rabbit owners overfeed cilantro to their rabbits:

  • Gastrointestinal Stasi: Overfeeding cilantro in lieu of hay to your rabbits could lead to GI stasis, which is caused by a lack of fiber in your rabbit’s diet.
  • Diarrhea: Diarrhea is also possible when rabbit owners overfeed large amounts of cilantro to their rabbits too fast. Always introduce any new diet to your rabbits slowly.
  • Uneaten cecotropes: Soft uneaten cecotropes are also possible when rabbits are eating large amounts of cilantro instead of hay. This could lead to softer cecotropes due to the lack of fiber.

Can Rabbits Eat Cilantro Seed (Coriander)?

Don’t try to feed coriander to rabbits. Only feed them with cilantro green parts.

Remove the cilantro seeds before feeding the Rabbits.

They can be stuck in your rabbit’s throat and they are unhealthy for rabbits.