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monkeypuzzler
04-05-2006, 01:03 PM
Hi,

Just wondering if anyone knows of any plants which should help keep flies away, but which are safe for bunnies to munch on?

We're planning to move our two enclosures so they are next to each other end to end, but I want to have something in between them so that the two groups of buns don't get too miffed with each other! :lol:

We have two long oblong planters that I'm planning to use, but need ideas of what to put in them. I was thinking fly-repelling plants (if there is such a thing) would be good, but obviously I need them to be safe for the buns in case a bit pokes through.

Any ideas?

Roo


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loopylop
04-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Hiya!

Lemon Balm is a herb which keeps the flies away and is fine for buns to eat :D

raven_guest
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
They can't eat it but lavender is good at repelling flies.

Bramblespack
04-05-2006, 01:58 PM
They can't eat it but lavender is good at repelling flies

Sorry to be annoying, can you tell me where youheard they can't eat it from, I'm still trying to collect together a list of what they can and can't eat, and I haven't heard anything saying they can't eat it?

raven_guest
04-05-2006, 02:08 PM
I can't find where I read that! Grrr! The rabbitlopaedia has tonnes of can's and can'ts for flowers etc (even seaweed!) but no mention of lavender!

loopylop
04-05-2006, 02:38 PM
http://www.mckellier.com/archives/images/2006/RabbitMenu.pdf

Says that lavander is safe to eat - I don't think I would feed it personally :?

beckiboo186
04-05-2006, 03:50 PM
http://www.mckellier.com/archives/images/2006/RabbitMenu.pdf

Says that lavander is safe to eat - I don't think I would feed it personally :?

Me neither. Mint i think is good for repelling flies xx

monkeypuzzler
04-05-2006, 06:14 PM
Thanks for the ideas, will definitely get some lemon balm and mint, am thinking that strong smelling plants will be good.

Would like to get a definite answer on Lavender, I'd always been under the impression it was fine? :?

bluebunny
04-05-2006, 06:32 PM
Thanks for the ideas, will definitely get some lemon balm and mint, am thinking that strong smelling plants will be good.

Would like to get a definite answer on Lavender, I'd always been under the impression it was fine? :?
Lavender is fine :)
I have two plants outside the summerhouse,my buns are always munching on it while there out and they are fine afterwards,and smell lovely :lol:

maxxev
05-05-2006, 02:15 AM
apparently mozzies dislike peppermint and lavender in particular, though rosmary, thyme, basil and garlic would no doubt also be usefull.

hunnybun
05-05-2006, 03:54 AM
found this if it is any good.
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http://www.ukcompanion.rabbits.org.uk/plants.html

monkeypuzzler
05-05-2006, 01:50 PM
Thanks everyone, I guess it makes sense that the strong smelling plants put them off most. Will post piccies once the plants are in the runs moved.

mini lop1
05-05-2006, 05:29 PM
lavendar is ok my bunnies always eat ours

lisa

loopylop
05-05-2006, 05:31 PM
Just be careful with lavander as it attracts the bees :wink: