Can Rabbits Eat Cilantro? Benefits, Safety, Issues & Extra Preparation Guide

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Can Rabbits Eat Cilantro?

Can Rabbits Eat Cilantro? YES. If you are looking for a good herbal plant for your rabbit, cilantro is one of the best herbs. In United State and many other countries, cilantro is used for cooking and used for medical purposes. Like other mints, basil, dill, and rosemary herbs plants, cilantro is a good herb plant with a spicy flavor.

Don’t try to overfeed them with cilantro. Rabbits’ food diet is mainly covered with fresh water and good quality hay. Rabbits need a good diet with high fiber, low in sugar and fat. You can add safely limited cilantro to a rabbit’s diet. Cilantro is rich in nutrition that is good for rabbit health. There is a lot more to talk about cilantro. In cilantro, these plants contain good parts and bad parts for rabbits. This article covers all the things you should know about Cilantro before breeding your rabbits.

Without any delay let’s start !!!

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Extra Information About Cilantro

Cilantro is a popular herb in the world. Cilantro is fresh leaves of the coriander plant. Scientifically known as Coriandrum sativum. Coriander spice is made from the seeds of the coriander plant. These two have two different flavors and health benefits. Fresh cilantro leaves taste like splice and lemony.

Cilantro pant has many health benefits. Anticancer effects, increase skin health, reduce pain and inflammation, and many more. According to the USDA United States Department of Agriculture, 100g of cilantro has these nutrients.

Energy95 kJ (23 kcal)
Carbohydrates3.67 g
Sugars0.87g
Dietary fiber2.8 g
Fat0.52 g
Protein2.13 g

Vitamins and minerals 

Vitamin A337 μg
beta-Carotene3930 μg
lutein865 μg
Thiamine (B1)0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2)0.162 mg
Niacin (B3)1.114 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.57 mg
Vitamin B60.149 mg
Folate (B9)62 μg
Vitamin C27 mg
Vitamin E2.5 mg
Vitamin K310 μg
Calcium67 mg
Iron1.77 mg
Magnesium26 mg
Manganese0.426 mg
Phosphorus48 mg
Potassium521 mg
Sodium46 mg
Zinc0.5 mg
Do rabbits eat cilantro?

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Do Rabbits Like To Eat Cilantro?

Yes, 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. There is plenty of good food. Try to find fresh foods that your rabbits love to eat.

Tip: When you are introducing new food to rabbits, always give a small portion in rabbit’s daily diet. Make Sure to introduce one new food type at a time. These things apply to any type of food. Rabbits’ health is in your hands.

Is Cilantro Good For Rabbits?

Cilantro is a good herbal plant for rabbits. Yes, it is safe for rabbits. Cilantro contains essential vitamins, fiber, minerals & antioxidants for rabbits. But you should offer only a small amount in your rabbit’s daily diet. The main health benefit is, cilantro can help your rabbits to prevent mild indigestion. There are other good herbs like cilantro that are Sage, Basil, Rosemary, Dill, Mint, Celery, etc. All of these good herbs can add extra nutrition to your rabbit diet.

Rabbits’ main sources should be hay. We should prioritize hay in the regular diet plan. Overall nutrition can be covered by hay. Unlike humans, fiber is essential for rabbits. It can prevent bad bacteria from forming in the intestines. Some of the bacteria can lead to critical health issues in rabbits. This is why we should give priority to hay. But rabbits can’t live eating hay all day long. We must add veggies and fruits to their daily diet. At the end of this article, we provide you the general diet plan for rabbits. It will help you to understand.

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How Often We Give Cilantro To Rabbits?

Cilantro is a good herbal plant for rabbits. By giving the right amount we can provide good health benefits for rabbits. We can provide cilantro on a daily basis but only a limited amount. Always keep the moderation.

We recommend giving ½ or 1 handful of clean cilantro for healthy adult rabbits. Don’t feed cilantro if your rabbits suffer from a health issue. Also, avoid feeding Cilantro to baby rabbits unless they are not older than 4 months.

Proper Way To Introduce Cilantro For Rabbits

As we know now cilantro a is good, natural herb for rabbits. Mix cilantro with other vegetables to get the maximum nutrients on a daily basis.  But there is a guide you must follow before feeding cilantro and Let us check it out.

  • If you buy cilantro from the market, wash it carefully and gently remove the waxes and pesticides
  • Remove the cilantro seeds. They can stack in your rabbit’s throat and they are unhealthy for rabbits

Before introducing cilantro to the rabbits for the first time, you need to start up with small portions. Keep inspecting them carefully. If they show some illness, stop feeding cilantro and only feed the rabbit’s daily diet (Diarrhea, lethargy, constipation, and loss of appetite are some of the illnesses)

Don’t try to introduce many kinds of food at the same time & try to give the same food until they are fully adapted to eat. Keep in mind to introduce a small portion of the new food with other regular foods (daily diet). Follow up the rules for better rabbit health. This must be done for the cilantro if you introduce rabbits the first time. My recommendation is to give ½ or 1 handful of clean cilantro for healthy grown rabbits. For bunnies avoid feeding them with cilantro.

Best Common Healthy Diet To Feed Your Rabbit

We need to feed our rabbits according to the correct diet plan. This is the most important part as rabbit owners should feed rabbits in a correct and time-scheduled plan. We need to carefully pick the right food for rabbits. Some rabbits have different kinds of flavors. It’s up to us to find them and look after them. 

This will help you to make a good diet plan for rabbits.

  • Good Quality Grass Hay -I recommend Timothy hay is the most popular/good, all-around unlimited offer to your rabbits. Orchard grass, meadow fescues are also good for rabbits. Hay is the main food supply. Hay will help your rabbits to stay healthy and strong and maintain a healthy digestive system.
  • Fresh Water – Ensure rabbits can have clean, fresh water 24/7. Water bows are most commonly used to supply water for rabbits.
  • Provide Good Quality Leafy Greens – Provide them with 5-6 varieties of safe washed green vegetables, weeds, herbs daily (arugula, basil, kale, cabbage, etc.). Try to introduce new greens in a small portion.
  • Treats & Fresh Fruits – For the safety of rabbits only provide 1 -2 tablespoons per day. Feed carrots, apples, blueberries, etc.
  • Provide Good Quality Pellets – It is good to have a small number of healthy pellets daily. There are too many products out there, keep it in your mind to supply quality and healthy foods for rabbits

(source –.https://www.rspca.org.uk/)

Can Bunnies Have Cilantro?

For bunnies’ safety, we must avoid feed Cilantro for bunnies. Bunnies have sensitive digestive system than other adult rabbits. We must avoid any food types for bunnies until they are old enough to handle and digest properly. After they are old enough introduce them to a small amount and monitor them.

Can Rabbits Eat Cilantro Seed (Coriander)?

Don’t try to feed coriander for rabbits. Only feed them with cilantro green part. Remove the cilantro seeds before feeding Rabbits. They can be stuck in your rabbit’s throat and they are unhealthy for rabbits.

can rabbits eat coriander?

Other Good Foods You Can Provide To Rabbits

Rabbit’s diet should mainly be covered with quality hay and grass. In addition, we can provide a small portion of vegetables and fruits. We Recommend giving two cups of fresh vegetables to adult rabbits daily.

  • Bell peppers
  • Bok choy
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Endive
  • Green leaf
  • Red leaf
  • Parsley
  • Fennel

Fresh fruits should be served one or two times per week as a treat.

  • Grapes
  • Banna
  • Berries
  • Melon
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Orange

Summery

Cilantro is a good herbal plant for rabbits. Cilantro contains essential vitamins, fiber, minerals & antioxidants for rabbits. But you should offer only a small amount in your rabbit’s daily diet. 

We recommend giving ½ or 1 handful of clean cilantro for healthy adult rabbits. Don’t feed cilantro if your rabbits suffer from a health issue. Also, avoid feeding Cilantro to baby rabbits unless they are not older than 4 months.

I think I have covered all the information on Cilantro that you need to know before feeding your rabbits.

Thank you!!! 


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