can rabbits eat rosemary

Can Rabbits eat Rosemary?

Rosemary is also known as Rosmarinus officinalis and is a woody, perennial herb that has fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.

It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs.

So can rabbits eat Rosemary at all?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data in particular their calcium, phosphorus, acidic, sodium, fat and fibre content

Nutrition Facts
Rosemary
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9%
Saturated fat 2.8 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 26 mg 1%
Potassium 668 mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 21 g 7%
Dietary fiber 14 g 56%
Protein 3.3 g 6%
Vitamin A 58%
Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 31%
Iron 36%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 15%
Vitamin B-12

source wikipedia

As you can see Rosemary contains a lot of calcium, fibre, fat and a hint of sodium,

Unfortunately they can’t eat Rosemary at all. Their calcium, fibre and fat content rules them out for rabbits. So do avoid feeding it to bunnies.

Originally posted 2015-01-13 22:45:33.

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