QUICK LIST: Rabbit-Safe Foods (Library Copy)

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    MODERATOR NOTE: This list is to be used only as a quick reference. For more detail on the implications of feeding each plant, please see the noted sections.

    :carrotRabbit Safe Vegetables:carrot

    Alfalfa Sprouts
    Artichoke Leaves
    Arugula
    Asparagus
    Baby Sweetcorns (like in stirfry)***
    Beet Greens
    Beetroot
    Bell Peppers (green, yellow, red, orange...)
    Bok Choy/Pak Choy
    Carrot Greens (tops)
    Carrot (limited amount, due to high sugar content - maximum 1 tbsp daily)
    Celeriac
    Celery (cut into small pieces to limit choking on strings)
    Cucumber
    Chard
    Chicory Greens (aka Italian Dandelion... see discussion here )
    Clover (WHITE only)
    Collard Greens (be cautious, may cause bladder sludge (Kathy Smith))
    Dandelion Greens (no pesticides)
    Eggplant (purple fruit only; leaves toxic)
    Endive
    Escarole
    Grass (if cut from your own chemical/fertilizer/poisonfree back yard)
    Kale
    Lettuce (Dark Green/Red Leaf, Butter, Boston, Bibb, or Romaine - NO ICEBERG [no
    nutritional value, may cause diarrhea])

    Mustard Spinach
    Nappa/Chinese Cabbage
    Okra Leaves
    Pak Choy/Bok Choy
    Pumpkin
    Radicchio
    Radish tops (Limited amounts: can cause gas)
    Raspberry Leaves
    Rhubarb (RED STALKS ONLY - POISONOUS LEAF)
    Squash: Yellow, Butternut, Pumpkin, Zucchini
    Swiss Chard
    Turnip Greens
    Watercress
    Wheat Grass
    Zucchini

    SAFE IN MODERATION:


    Broccoli
    Brussels Sprouts
    Cabbage
    Cauliflower
    Kale
    Mustard Greens
    Spinach

    *** Regular corn is considered to be a controversial food by some folks:Hard Corn Discussion

    For more detail, please refer to Vegetables.

    Also see:
    Feeding Your Rabbit
    Vegetables
    . - How to feed vegetables
    QUICK LIST: International Rabbit-safe Food
    QUICK LIST: Gardening for your Bunny
     
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    Rabbit Safe Fruit
    (Feed very, very sparingly... Super sugary! Up to 2 tbsp daily) :

    Apple (NO core or anything containing seeds, unless all seeds removed)
    Apricots (NO PITS)
    Banana (fruit and peel)
    Blackberry (stem, leaf and fruit)
    Blueberries
    Carambola
    Cherry (NO PITS)
    Cranberry
    Currant (black and red)
    Cucumber
    Grapes (fruit, leaf and vine are edible)
    Huckleberry
    Kiwi Fruit
    Mango
    Nectarine
    Orange (NO PEEL- segments only)
    Melon (all melons)
    Papaya (NO SEEDS)
    Peach (NO PITS)
    Pear
    Pineapple
    Plum (NO PITS)
    Raspberries (twigs, and leaves – astringent)
    Rosehip
    Starfruit
    Strawberries (and leaves)
    Tomato (red fruit ONLY; no stems or leaves)
    Tangerine (NO PEEL - segments only)
    Watermelon
     
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    Rabbit-Safe Herbs

    Basil:Lemon, Globe, Thai, Mammoth, Sweet, Genevieve
    Borage
    Camomile
    Caraway
    Clover
    Chervil
    Comfrey
    Coriander/Cilantro
    Dill:
    Fernleaf, Mammoth
    Fennel
    Garden Cress
    Groundsel
    Lavender (Not for pregnant does; can cause fetal expulsion)
    Lemon Balm
    Lovage
    Marjoram
    Mint:
    Pineapple sage, pineapple mint, apple mint, orange mint, peppermint, lemon thyme, cinnamon basil, lime basil, lemon basil, sweet basil, licorice basil, "licorice mint" (anise hyssop), spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, and basil mint.
    Oregano
    Peppermint
    Parsley: Curly and Flat-Leaf
    Rosemary
    Sage: Pineapple is quite good
    Salad Burnet / Small Burnet
    Summer Savory
    Tarragon
    Thyme
     
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    Rabbit-Safe Trees

    Apple: Branches, twigs, leaf, fruit (Not seeds)
    Pear: Branches, twigs, leaf, fruit (Not seeds)
    Poplar/Trembling Aspen: Branches, twigs
     
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