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Safe Plants for Rabbits List

Post Number:#1  Unread postby MaggieJ » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:35 am


SAFE PLANTS FOR RABBITS


Disclaimer: This list is provided for informational purposes only. To the best of my knowledge, all the plants listed here are safe for rabbits when fed in moderation as directed; however, neither I nor RabbitTalk will be responsible in any way for any ill effects that may occur from using these plants. Please use botanical names for identification purposes; common names vary from place to place and are not a reliable tool for identifying plants. This list is a work in progress will be updated from time to time as needed. I will start a separate thread for comments, suggestions and questions about plant safety.
~ MaggieJ


alfalfa Medicago sativa Above ground parts.

American sycamore Platanus occidentalis Leaves, twigs, bark.

apple Malus domestica Leaves, branches, fruit. Seeds are toxic.

basil Ocimum basilicum Above ground parts.

blackberry Rubus spp. Above ground parts.

borage Borago officinalis Above ground parts.

carrot Daucus carota sativus All parts, except seeds.

cat-tail Typha latifolia All parts of the plant are safe.

chickweed Stellaria media Above ground parts.

chicory, wild Cichorium intybus All parts.

cilantro Coriandrum sativum Leaves, stems.

clover, red Trifolium pratense Above ground parts.

clover, white Trifolium repens Above ground parts.

comfrey, common Symphytum officinale Leaves. Best dried.

dandelion Taraxacum officinale All parts.

grape Vitus spp. Leaves and vines.

hackberry Celtis occidentalis Leaves, twigs.

jewelweed Impatiens capensis Leaves, stems.

kudzu Pueraria lobata Above ground parts.

lambs-quarters Chenopodium album Above ground parts.

lemon balm Melissa officinalis Above ground parts.

mallow Malva spp. All parts.

maple, silver Acer saccharinum Leaves and branches.

maple, sugar Acer saccharum Leaves and branches.

mesquite Prosopis juliflora Leaves and twigs.

mint Mentha spp. Above ground parts. Not to pregnant/nursing does.

mulberry, white Morus alba Leaves, twigs, small branches.

nettle, stinging Urtica dioica Above ground parts. Must be dried.

parsley Petroselinum crispum Above ground parts.

pear Pyrus communis Leaves, branches, fruit. Seeds may be toxic.

pigweed Amaranthus albus Leaves, stems.

plantain Plantago spp. Above ground parts.

purslane Portulaca oleracea Above ground parts.

Queen Anne’s Lace Daucus carota All parts, except seeds.

radish Raphanus sativus All parts.

raspberry Rubus idaeus Above ground parts.

redroot pigweed Amaranthus retroflexus Above ground parts.

rose Rosa spp. Above ground parts.

shepherd’s purse Capsella bursta-pastoris Above ground parts.

sow thistle, annual Sonchus oleraceus Above ground parts.

sow thistle, perennial Sonchus arvensis Above ground parts.

sow thistle, spiny annual Sonchus asper Above ground parts.

squash Curcurbita spp. Young leaves and stems, fruit, seeds.

strawberry Fragaria spp. Above ground parts.

sweet potato Ipomoea batatas Tubers and vines. Rich and fattening.

sunflower Helianthus annuus Above ground parts.

willow Salix spp. Leaves and branches.

wing stem Verbesina alternifolia Leaves, flowers, stems.

yarrow Achillea millefolium Leaves, stems. Not to pregnant/nursing does.
Last edited by MaggieJ on Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:21 am, edited 1 time in total.


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