Nutrition of favorite animals: is it possible for a hamster, dog, rabbit, parrot and other animals to eat cabbage

Nutrition of favorite animals: is it possible for a hamster, dog, rabbit, parrot and other animals to eat cabbage

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Cabbage is an agricultural plant that grows in all temperate countries. The main area where this crop is grown in Russia is the non-chernozem part of Siberia.

There are more than fifty plant species called cabbage.

Let's talk in this article about which of the pets needs to eat cabbage regularly, and to whom it is not desirable to give this vegetable, and what consequences the pets may have.

Substances in the plant that adversely affect animal health

The culture contains various acids, which, if consumed excessively, can cause malaise, bloating in the intestines and many other problems. Therefore, cabbage can be fed to almost all animals, but only in small quantities. The plant contains a component called thiocyanate. In high doses, it suppresses the thyroid gland and can lead to hypothyroidism. And this already seriously affects the organisms of pets.

Who can and cannot eat a vegetable?

  • Hamsters. It is strictly forbidden for Syrian hamsters to give white cabbage and Brussels sprouts. The rest of the species can be given, but in small quantities. Including, you should refrain from feeding hamsters with fresh culture. Better to keep it under steam. Then the useful components will remain, and all the acids will go away. It is because of the acids that this vegetable cannot be fresh for hamsters.

    Is it possible for dzungariks? Dzungarian hamsters should also not be given raw cabbage. It is recommended to give them Chinese cabbage and cauliflower.

    Reference! Raw cabbage contains nutrients and vitamins that animals need to be healthy, active and cheerful. But, you can not give hamsters white cabbage, red cabbage and Brussels sprouts.

  • Rabbits. Although these pets love kale, they can be dangerous in large quantities. And it can cause stomach problems. The most dangerous of all species is white cabbage: the juicier its leaves, the worse it is for rabbits. The stump is the most harmful.

    You can feed decorative rabbits with upper, slightly wilted leaves. In small quantities. Perhaps, sometimes, feed the pets with broccoli and cauliflower. But, of course, don't overuse it.

  • Chinchilla. Any type of cabbage is contraindicated for chinchillas. After all, it can cause gastrointestinal diseases.

    And if given, then in very limited quantities. Moreover, in the event that signs of illness appear, it is necessary to completely abandon cabbage in the animal's diet. And show the pet to the vet.

  • I'll parrot. Cabbage is an excellent bird food. It contains a large number of useful trace elements. It is one of the main food for budgerigars during the winter. It is necessary to give this culture raw. Only the leaves are given whole. The stalk is finely chopped or rubbed, after which it is given out to feathered small doses.
  • Dog. Can cabbage be given to dogs in general and Yorkshire terriers in particular? The culture is recommended for the Yorkie's diet. They give it stewed or boiled. Sometimes you can give it raw. But only a cabbage leaf. This helps to strengthen the teeth. In this case, absolutely any cabbage is recommended.

    A healthy dog ​​that has not been limited in nutrition by a veterinarian can and should eat cabbage. This vegetable is a source of slow carbohydrates that aid in the digestion of meat. But the diet should be introduced carefully and in small portions. If there were no problems, and the dog liked the treat, then you can give fresh cabbage in small quantities.

  • Cats... You can give any cabbage in small doses. At the same time, not every cat will eat it.

    Cats are like people, each with their own preferences. Some cats will refuse to consume it - then it is worth giving up the idea, giving them this vegetable crop. Sometimes you can give it stewed, boiled. Fresh is not everyone's taste.

  • Chickens. It is useful to feed laying hens with fresh cabbage of any kind. This is especially useful in autumn and winter, when there is no fresh juicy grass. And they just need it.

    How to give broiler chickens? Broilers are given cabbage from the fifth day. Before giving, it is added to the mash in small portions.

  • Rats. Any cabbage is contraindicated, as it can cause increased gas formation. Which can cause, with further consumption, and more serious health problems. And this is despite the fact that rats are happy to grump this vegetable if it gets to them. The only exception is that boiled or stewed cabbage contains fewer intestinal irritating substances, and in this form the vegetable can be consumed by rats, but in very limited quantities.
  • Snails. You can feed snails with cauliflower and Chinese cabbage, including Achatina. Including cabbage leaves. But in crushed and small portions. Since the stomach may not digest the whole leaves, and from large doses there can be complications. It is necessary to give this vegetable unripe with caution, as it contains an excessive amount of pectins.
  • Turtles. Cabbage and cauliflower leaves are rare, but must be included in the diet of the land turtle.

    Cabbage leaves are also suitable for an adult aquatic turtle. No frills and not every day. Only when she needs it, in connection with the love of moisture. Oddly enough, turtles can eat a lot of this vegetable, but since there is a high risk of increased gas formation, you should not allow your pet to eat cabbage a lot and often.

    You can only feed your turtle with fresh cabbage. In no case, do not fry, stew or boil.

  • Horses. In a horse, cabbage can cause fermentation in the stomach, which leads to colic. You should never feed her cauliflower and white cabbage. But broccoli can be given periodically. At the same time, it is important to understand that the processed vegetable (stewed or boiled) has a lesser effect of fermentation in the intestines, so its insignificant use is permissible.

Consequences of use

The main problems that can arise when eating cabbage are gas formation, bloating and bloating. All this can lead to both banal colic and serious gastrointestinal diseases. If the animal has a too sensitive digestive system, overeating can lead to the death of the pet.

Attention! When there is a postscript "small quantities" - you should know that you cannot give this product every day and more than one leaf or stump, crushed and diluted with other feed.

Fresh cabbage in large quantities can even negatively affect the health of the pet.

There are many recipes for using cabbage in the diet of people. From our separate publications, you will find out what benefits it has on the human body and what are the contraindications to its use, whether it is possible for pregnant and lactating mothers, and also whether breasts can really increase from this vegetable.


Cabbage - being useful for some pets, it can cause irreparable harm to others. For farm animals, in fact, you should use a special forage cabbage. The most dangerous in feeding pets is white cabbage. It can only be given to a few and in very limited quantities. For many animals, it is deadly.

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