A friend who also keeps rabbits recently asked me, can rabbits eat bok choy? I actually had never eaten or used this vegetable myself so I started asking around and seeing what I could find out.
Firstly, bok choy is a cabbage native to China and not widely available in the Western world, so don’t be surprised if you’ve never seen it. It’s incredibly rich in nutrients and vitamins, and looks-wise it is a dark green leaf vegetable that looks more like a celery than a round cabbage.
I have found some rabbit owners in the communities I am part of that have fed their rabbit’s bok choy. It’s fine to do as as the vegetable and leafy green part of your bunnies’ diet, which shouldn’t make up more than 15% of their total intake.
Some rabbits only eat the leaves, while others with eat the steam too. Both parts are fine to feed them and from what I hear they love the taste. So if you want something different for your rabbit and your local supermarket sells bok choy why not pick some up and see how it goes.
Don’t forget that it’s essential to provide plenty of good quality Timothy hay, some formulated pellets, and plenty of fresh water. This will keep your bunny happy and healthy, and some vegetables will give them some variation in their diet.