Henbit is named so because hens and chickens like to eat this plant, hence the name ‘hen-bit’. It’s actually part of the mint family of plants, however it doesn’t have a strong mint smell. Rabbits can eat henbit in small amounts without having any particular issues.
However, I wouldn’t go out of your way to feed it to them, and there are some similar looming plants that aren’t so safe. So be careful.
Rabbits love leafy vegetables, herbs, and other plants so it’s always fun finding new plants and giving them some variation in their diet. Rabbits should be eating Timothy hay mostly, along with the pellets. Vegetables should make up about 15% of their whole diet and made available daily. They get a lot of nutrition and vitamins from vegetables, just like we do.
It’s important to keep a good supply of fresh and varied vegetables available. Always keep an eye on your bunnies in case something isn’t agreeing with them, but if you pick foods that are safe for rabbits you shouldn’t have a problem.