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Q: Wild Food for Tame Rabbits!

August 10, 2008 | By Anonymous | 2 answers | Expired: 2197 days ago

Which wild and edible plants, grasses, etc. are good for domestic rabbits, and which should be avoided?

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Sarah B.
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Aug 11, 2008

When I had my rabbit named Bucky (short for) Buckwheat I grew clover for him in a fenced in run. He loved to eat the clover & run around his run. I half buried a couple barrels for shelter for him. They were made of plastic so they were cool for him to lay in out of the sun. Clover is easy & cheap to grow. That's the only plant I grew for him & don't know of any you should avoid. You might find more info on it in a good rabbit book or small animal vet. Good luck!

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Jill R.
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Aug 11, 2008

From the HOUSE RABBIT SOCIETY:

Select at least three kinds of vegetables daily. A variety is necessary in order to obtain the necessary nutrients, with one each day that contains Vitamin A, indicated by an *. Add one vegetable to the diet at a time. Eliminate if it causes soft stools or diarrhea.

Alfalfa, radish & clover sprouts
Basil
Beet greens (tops)*
Bok choy
Broccoli (mostly leaves/stems)*
Brussels sprouts
Carrot & carrot tops*
Celery
Cilantro
Clover
Collard greens*
Dandelion greens and flowers (no pesticides)*
Endive*
Escarole
Green peppers
Kale (!)*
Mint
Mustard greens*
Parsley*
Pea pods (the flat edible kind)*
Peppermint leaves
Raddichio
Radish tops
Raspberry leaves
Romaine lettuce (no iceberg or light colored leaf)*
Spinach (!)*
Watercress*
Wheat grass

(!)=Use sparingly. High in either oxalates or goitrogens and may be toxic in accumulated quantities over a period of time

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