Can Rabbits Eat Sage?

Sage is a popular herb in British and Italian cuisine.

It has long leaves which are a grey green colour and have a surface which is slightly furry.

It has a musky and minty taste and has a string aroma.

It is often used to flavour foods such as sausages and to stuff meats.

It is never used raw in cooking.

So if we humans can eat sage, can rabbits do so as well?

Lets take a look at the nutritional data about sage to find out more about it.

In particular we are interested in its calcium, sugar, fat, phosphorus, protein and acidic content.

Nutritive value per 100 g.

Energy 315 Kcal 15.75%
Carbohydrates 60.73 g 47%
Protein 10.63 g 19%
Total Fat 12.75 g 42.5%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 40.3 g 106%
Folates 274 µg 63%
Niacin 5.720 mg 35.75%
Pyridoxine 2.690 mg 206%
Riboflavin 0.336 mg 26%
Thiamin 0.754 mg 68.5%
Vitamin A 5900 mg 196%
Vitamin C 32.4 mg 54%
Vitamin E 7.48 mg 50%
Vitamin K 1714.5 µg 1429%
Sodium 11 mg <1%
Potassium 1070 mg 23%
Calcium 1652 mg 165%
Copper 0.757 mg 84%
Iron 28.12 mg 351%
Magnesium 428 mg 107%
Manganese 3.133 mg 136%
Zinc 4.70 mg 43%
Carotene-α 0 µg
Carotene-ß 3485 µg
Crypto-xanthin-ß 109 µg
Lutein-zeaxanthin 1895 µg


As you can see sage contains quite a bit of protein, and is very fatty, full of calcium and extremily acidic.

On this basis, it is a herb to avoid at all costs. If they do nibble it, your bunny should be fine, but nothing more than that. If they do eat a lot of it, please consult your vet.

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