Knowing that there are so many fruits and vegetables available within our reach, our backyard, town market, etc., it confuses us on what to feed our furry little rabbit pets. We often wonder about what would be the best food to feed that contains a lot of nutritional value and has the key or essential vitamins and minerals that support a healthy growth. There are also foods that we must not feed our pet rabbit. Putting our concern more on that, can rabbits eat arugula? Does it belong to the prohibited foods for rabbit? If it can be eaten by our pets, what benefits would it bring? We will determine all that in our short guide and hope to bring some clarity.
Can Rabbits Eat Arugula?
For those of you who do not know or is not familiar with arugula, the leafy vegetable is related to the family of kale, cauliflower and radishes. It is not a common leafy vegetable and has a different name all over places in the world. There are a lot of health benefits from arugula. Each leaf from the vegetable is rich with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It reduces the risk of cancer cells growing throughout the body and helps in bodily inflammations. It is a good type of vegetable for detoxification. The vegetable greatly reduces the stress of the liver from processing all the toxins in our body. It is also rich in vitamin K and vitamin A which greatly aids in the development of the body’s bone structure and boosts eye sight.
The effects mentioned above are all the same when it comes to humans and animals. Propitiously for rabbits, they can eat arugula with no problems. In fact, it is a good treat and considered to be a healthy snack for rabbits. They are attracted by it naturally, no need to force feed them as they will just take a bite off the nutritious leaf. However, if you have noticed, we used the term “treat” and “snack” to describe the feeding application of the food. That is because it is advised to be just a treat or snack and not as their core or regular meal.
The arugula may contain a lot of vitamins and minerals and has lots of benefits, but it does not have all the necessary vitamins and minerals needed of our pet rabbit’s body for a healthy growth and development. The best would be timothy hay, rabbit feeds and a clean refreshing water. The type of diet can greatly extend your pet rabbit’s life.