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Safe Food for Rabbits

This is as comprehensive a list as I can come up with, I may have left a few things out and would be happy to hear from you! The names given are the common names, and I've given all the ones I know. However I am English and some of the wild plants may either have a different name over here, or not grow here.

N.B. This list is to help discern safe foods for rabbits. It is not a guide to the nutitional value of these foods.

Safe foods:

  • Agrimony
  • Alfalfa
  • Apple
  • Avens
  • Balm
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Basil
  • Beetroot
  • Blackberry
  • Borage
  • Broccoli
  • Buckwheat
  • Burnet
  • Camomile
  • Caraway
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Celeriac
  • Chervil
  • Chicory
  • Chickweed
  • Chinese leaf
  • Cleavers
  • Clover, WHITE
  • Coltsfoot
  • Comfrey WILTED SLIGHTLY
  • Coriander
  • Corn marigold
  • Corn spurrey
  • Cow parsnip
  • Crosswort
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion
  • Dead-Nettles
  • Dill
  • Dock BEFORE FLOWERING
  • Endive
  • Fat hen
  • Fennel
  • Goosefoot
  • Goosegrass
  • Goutweed BEFORE FLOWERING
  • Ground elder BEFORE FLOWERING
  • Hawkbit
  • Hawkweed
  • Heather
  • Hedge parsley
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Knapweed
  • Knotgrass
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lavender
  • Lovage
  • Mallow
  • Marjoram
  • Mayweed
  • Maywort
  • Meadowsweet
  • Melon
  • Milk thistle
  • Mugwort
  • Nipplewort
  • Oats
  • Orache
  • Oxeye daisy
  • Parsley
  • Parsnip
  • Peas
  • Pear
  • Peppermint
  • Pigweed
  • Plantain
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish GREENS
  • Raspberry
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Sanfoin
  • Shepherd's purse
  • Silverweed
  • Sow thistle
  • Soya
  • Strawberry
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tare
  • Tomatoes
  • Trefoil
  • Vetch
  • Vine leaves
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon
  • Wheat
  • Yarrow

    Safe in moderation:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Groundsel
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Molasses
  • Mustard greens
  • Spinach
  • Tallow
  • Turnip

    NOT SAFE:

  • Arum
  • Bigwort
  • Bindweed
  • Bluebell
  • Bryony
  • Buttercup
  • Celandine
  • Clover RED
  • Colchicum
  • Corncockle
  • Cowslip
  • Cuckoo pint
  • Dog's Mercury
  • Elder after flowering
  • Euphorbia
  • Evergreens
  • Fool's parsley
  • Foxglove
  • Ground ivy
  • Hemlock
  • Henbane
  • Kingcup
  • Meadow Saffron
  • Milkweed
  • Nightshade
  • Ragwort
  • Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Spurge
  • Toadflax
  • Tomato LEAVES
  • Traveller's joy
  • Beans
  • Peach leaves
  • Plum leaves
  • Potato SPROUTS
  • Rhubarb
  • Wood sorrel

    Safe tree and shrub leaves:

    Should always be fresh young leaves:

  • Acacia
  • Apple
  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Blackberry
  • Cherry
  • Hazel
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Lime
  • Mountain Ash
  • Mulberry
  • Pear
  • Poplar (not black)
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry

    Safe twigs:

  • Apple
  • Birch
  • Blackberry
  • Fir
  • Hazel
  • Hawthorn
  • Maple
  • Pear
  • Raspberry
  • Spruce
  • Willow

    Unsafe twigs:

  • Acacia
  • Apricot
  • Azalea
  • Beech
  • Box
  • Cherry
  • Clematis
  • Elder
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Laburnum
  • Mistletoe
  • Nux vomica
  • Oak
  • Oleander
  • Peach
  • Periwinkle
  • Plum
  • Privet
  • Rhododendron
  • Rosewood
  • Snowberry
  • Spindleberry
  • Thorn apple
  • Waxplant
  • Wisteria
  • Yew
  • All evergreens not mentioned in safe twig list

    Safe flowers:

  • Aster
  • Carnation
  • Daisy
  • Geranium
  • Geum
  • Helenium
  • Hollyhock
  • Honesty
  • Marguerite
  • Marigold
  • Michaelmas daisy
  • Nasturtium
  • Rose
  • Stock
  • Sunflower
  • Wallflower

    Unsafe flowers:

  • Acacia
  • Aconite
  • Antirrhinum
  • Anemone
  • Brugmansia
  • Columbine
  • Crocus
  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Delphinium
  • Feverfew
  • Gypsophila
  • Hellebore
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris
  • Larkspur
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lobelia
  • Love-in-a-mist
  • Lupin
  • Narcissus
  • Poppy
  • Primrose
  • Snowdrop
  • Tulip
  • Any bulbs

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