Care Guide,  Health

Toxic Foods: What to avoid!

Rabbits have a sensitive digestive system that requires a high fibre, low sugar and low-fat diet. There are a number of human foods that you should avoid feeding your rabbit, including:

  • Bread
  • Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate
  • Lollies
  • Chips
  • Avocado.

There are also a number of plants that are poisonous to your rabbit. While many wild rabbits instinctively avoid these plants, in your backyard, confined to a small area, your pet rabbit may decide to have a try anyway. Below is a selective list of poisonous plants to avoid. More comprehensive lists can be found by searching the internet:

  • All plants that grow from bulbs
  • Apple (seeds)
  • Apricot (all parts except fruit)
  • Onion
  • Tomato (leaves, vines) Tulip (bulb)
  • Macadamia Nut
  • Tomato Plant
  • Rhubarb Leaves
  • Wild Carrots
  • Almond
  • Arum lily (cuckoo point)
  • Bindweed
  • Bracken
  • Convolvulus (bindweed)
  • Deadly nightshade (belladonna)
  • Delphinium (larkspur)
  • Fools parsley
  • Foxglove
  • Most evergreens
  • Poppies
  • Potato tops
  • Ragwort
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Woody nightshade
  • Wild Carrots
  • Wild Cucumbers
  • Wild Parsnip
  • Wild peas

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