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Orange, rosemary and mint

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Catherine99 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:48 pm


I am moving our rabbit to deep shade which happens to be under the orange tree. Orange seem to a safe food for rabbit although don't plan to feed it.

Can anyone see a problem with place a bunch of mint and rosemary to top the cage? I aim is to keep the mozzies away.

I need to keep "Captain" cool note it will be cooler in our yard that inside whilst I am at work tomorrow.

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Re: Orange, rosemary and mint

Post Number:#2  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:21 am


Orange seem to a safe food for rabbit although don't plan to feed it.

It is not safe to assume that the foliage and wood of a tree is safe, just because it produces edible fruits. I know that orange foliage is said to be toxic to cats, so I would take steps to ensure that stray leaves don't find their way into the cage.

Rosemary and mint are not toxic to rabbits and I have often fed mint, but please note: members of the mint family will inhibit milk production in does and I have also heard it is not good for young kits either.

Used as a deterrent to flies and mosquitoes, rosemary and mint are fine. If your buck nibbles a bit it should not cause any problems. I have often used catnip (Cataria nepeta) that way. It is very effective, especially if well-bruised. The same cautions apply to catnip as to the other mints.

Hope your buck enjoys the cool shade!

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Re: Orange, rosemary and mint

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Galadriel » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:29 pm


Please tell me I'm not the only one who's brain tried to line the title of this thread up with the melody of "Scarborough Fair"!
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Re: Orange, rosemary and mint

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Random Rabbit » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:47 pm


Galadriel wrote:Please tell me I'm not the only one who's brain tried to line the title of this thread up with the melody of "Scarborough Fair"!



yep.... as fast as i read it... the song started playing..... :lol:
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Re: Orange, rosemary and mint

Post Number:#5  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:02 pm


Now, me . . . I thought it would be a recipe for rabbit. :dinner:

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Re: Orange, rosemary and mint

Post Number:#6  Unread postby SixGun » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:52 pm


I was under the impression that all things citrus were bad for rabbits. Of course I can't find my list now to document that.
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Re: Orange, rosemary and mint

Post Number:#7  Unread postby Catherine99 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:24 am


I did research oranges. The following site says both orange and citrus leaves are safe foods for rabbit.

I have also found reference refers to branches also being ok too.

http://www.veterinarycentre.co.nz/feeding-rabbits.php

So I feel the risks to rabbit from orange leaves is less the risks associated with heat.

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Re: Orange, rosemary and mint

Post Number:#8  Unread postby shazza » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:32 am


i remember reading some information that the fruits themselves are linked to cancer in small animals like mice and rats, but i'd never heard anything about the leaves being bad for them. nice to know my buns have a new forage option...well, if my satsuma tree wasn't the saddest thing ever because i accidentally stunted it.

not gonna lie, i thought this was a recipe as well. rabbit with orange, rosemary, and mint sounds amazing. i might have to try it out ;P
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