Can birds eat broccoli rabe rapini?

Can birds eat broccoli rabe also called rapini? Yes, rapini is an excellent green vegetable for your birds.

Rapini for birds (with Info Table) – content creator: Petrus Albertus van Tonder

Scientific name:
Brassica rapa
Also known as:
Broccoli raab or broccoli rabe
Broccoleti, or Cima di rapa.
Indigenous Countries:
Native to Europe
Can be given to:
Parrots, budgies, parakeets, finches, cockatiels, lovebirds, canaries, and conures.
Its total size is usually no more than 12 to 20 inches high and 12 to 18 inches wide.
Rapini has many spiked leaves that surround clusters of green buds that resemble small heads of broccoli.
Small, edible yellow flowers may be blooming among the buds.
Nutritional Value:
Vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and lutein.
It contains high quantities of potassium, calcium, and iron.
High amounts of protein and fiber.
Cooked or raw. Add to chop. 
Do not smell as potent as broccoli.
The older the rabe, the tougher and stronger it is.
The whole plant is edible.
Featured photo courtesy:
Rapini information table.
broccoli rabe / rapini added to chop
Broccoli rabe/rapini added to chop.

Growing your own rapini:

Broccoli rabe/rapini is really easy to grow as it is hardy. It is grown as an annual and is planted in the spring or in the fall. Rapini is a quick-growing plant and you can plant it directly in the garden.

Plant the seeds about 100 mm (4 inches) apart and 6 mm to 12 mm (0.25 to 0.5 inches) deep. It will normally take a few days for it to start growing. When the plants are crowded, you can thin them out up to 300 mm (12 inches) apart. They love full sun with well-drained soil. Maturity is reached at 40 to 55 days after sowing. When you harvest, leave the plants a few inches with a few leaves on them. In this way, you can get up to three harvests from them in each season.

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