Chicory is a woody, perennial herbaceous plant which has bright blue flowers. They are cultivated for their salad leaves, chicons or for their roots. The roots are baked, ground and used as a coffee substitute
The other name for chicory is curly endive, however they are two closely related species.
So can rabbits eat chicory at all?
Lets take a look at their nutritional data, in particular their calcium, sugar, phosphorus, fat, fibre, sodium and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as rabbits are concerned.
As you can see chicory contains a hint of sodium, a lot of phosphorus and calcium, and is very acidic, plus has a hint of fat, fibre and sugar.
This means that rabbits can eat chicory but only in small amounts once a week at the most due to its calcium, phosphorus and acidic content. Nothing more that a few small segments will suffice.
Originally posted 2015-01-19 19:10:48.