Watercress is a rapidly growing, aquatic, or semi-aquatic perennial plant which is native to Europe and Asia. It is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables which is eaten by humans and is botanically related to mustard, radish, garden cress, and wasabi.
So can rabbits eat watercress at all?
Lets take a look at its nutritional data and find out more. In particular, we are interested in its phosphorus, sodium, sugar, fat, fibre, and acidic content.
As you can see watercress contains quite a lot of phosphorus, calcium, acidic content, and a hint of fat, fibre and sugar.
This means that watercress is not as good as you might think for rabbits to eat. It is in fact pretty bad for them due to its high acidic, calcium and phosphorus content. It is not worth feeding to them as it will hurt their tummies if it is eaten. If they eat a little bit of it that would be fine, but it should not be purposely be fed to them.
Originally posted 2015-02-01 18:09:42.