Can rabbits eat Rocket?

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Can rabbits eat rocket?

Is Rocket Safe for Rabbits?

Yes, rabbits can eat rocket leaves safely. Rocket is a leafy green vegetable that can be included as part of their diet. It can provide them with additional nutrients and add some variety to their meals.

Nutritional Benefits

Rocket is low in calories and contains essential vitamins and minerals that can contribute to a rabbit's overall health. It is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, and other important nutrients. However, it's important to remember that rocket should be offered in moderation as part of a well-balanced diet.

Rabbit Weight (kg) Hay Pellets (cups) Greens (cups) Fruits (tbsp)
1 Unlimited 1/8 1 1
2 Unlimited 1/8 2 2
3 Unlimited 1/4 3 3
4 Unlimited 1/2 4 4
5 Unlimited 1/2 5 5
6 Unlimited 3/4 6 6
7 Unlimited 3/4 7 7

Introducing Rocket to Your Rabbit

When introducing rocket to your rabbit's diet, it's best to start with small amounts and observe their response. Some rabbits may enjoy the taste of rocket, while others may have different preferences. It's important to pay attention to any signs of digestive upset or allergies and adjust their diet accordingly.

Other Considerations

When feeding rocket to rabbits, ensure that the leaves are fresh, crisp, and free from any signs of spoilage. Wash the leaves thoroughly to remove any potential pesticides or contaminants before offering them to your rabbit.

It's also important to remember that rocket should not be the sole focus of their diet. A well-balanced diet for rabbits includes a variety of vegetables, hay (such as oaten hay or timothy hay), and appropriate rabbit pellets.


In conclusion, rabbits can eat rocket as part of their balanced diet. It can provide them with additional nutrients and variety. However, remember to introduce it gradually and monitor your rabbit's response. If they enjoy eating rocket and tolerate it well, you can incorporate it into their regular meals.

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FAQ - Can Rabbits Eat Rocket?

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