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    PLANT IMAGES: - HUGE THANKS TO THUMPS FOR ALL HER HELP WITH THIS


    Common Safe Plants

    Greater plantain image


    Field Penny Cress (Field penny cress - seeds are broadly winged)


    Herb Robert


    Ladysbedstraw


    Ribwort Plantain


    Hoary plantain


    White dead nettle


    Common mallow


    Musk mallow


    Leaves of musk mallow


    Yarrow


    Smooth leaved Sow thistle
    do not confuse with the wild lettuce family/cf prickly lettuce.


    Shepherds Purse


    Chamomile & the Mayweeds are all safe, & have distinctive leaves, as a family.

    Wild chamomile


    Pineapple mayweed


    Meadow crane's bill. Usually found on chalk, but also cultivated in gardens.


    Shrubby climbers & clamberers in hedges.

    "Dog rose"
    several species all safe - leaves & petals


    Bramble


    Hawthorn


    Please note that the flower/seeds of plantain are best not fed to rabbits dry.
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    POISONOUS PLANTS DO NOT FEED - IF IN DOUBT DO NOT FEED

    Hemlock



    Fumitory


    Stinking Hellebore



    Sunspurge


    Tansy



    White Bryony


    Woodynightshade


    Ragwort



    Foxglove - flowers also come in pink and white


    Elder - berries are purpleish in colour. If you have one of these beware the roots get everywhere!


    Deadly nightshade


    Monkshood




    Black Bryony


    Ivy Leaved Toad Flax



    LINK TO DANGEROUS PLANTS AS PROVIDED BY GRAHAML
    CLICK HERE
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    WOW! I love that, so helpful!

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    Great post! Really helpful!


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    OMG my rabbit eat some elder leaves I hope she'll be ok
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    Awesome.

    This is a toxic weed list for tortoises, however tortoise dietary requirements with weeds is very similar to rabbits.
    Hope it helps!
    http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...ad.php?t=25242


    This one is edible weeds which are safe
    http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...ead.php?t=6243
    http://issuu.com/starsw/docs/edible_...owFlipBtn=true

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    Great post x very helpful x


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    I'm a Master Gardener in America, Texas to be exact and grow most of my bunnies fresh food. I absolutely LOVED your post! It inspired me to add strawberries to one of my gardens! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lozzie View Post
    Thank-you this is so much help, I am only confident with dandelions, which we have loads on our garden lol And I have been getting them blackberries.

    My mate who is a Parks Manager is going to help me out identifying some plants for me
    I think that this is by far the best way to learn what's out there.
    It can open a door to a life long deeper appreciation, & love of wild life, enriching our lives.

    My own background is an upbringing in the country when we were encouraged to identify the local wild plants & trees in primary school. It was also the norm for us to forage for our bunnies as children under supervision.
    It led to a life long interest, but I'm not a botanist with the skills to identify all the UK plants to species level.

    I try to recommend the plants which are easier to identify, as long as you check that the shape of the leaves & veins in the leaves are truely identical. Flowers and seed heads are helpful too but mot always present.

    In spring, young plants can be more difficult to identify, especially those which mature into tall spikes & start as rosettes at ground level.

    I commend Webble's choice of toxic plants. They include seriously toxic plants which we all need to be able to identify, & remove if buns could access them.
    There are many other toxic plants which should not be fed to bunnies but a small nibble won't do any harm.
    Those which are recommended as safe, can be fed regularly to bunnies.

    I'm deeply moved & delighted by all your positive responses.

    For those who rightly find wild plant identification too risky, may I suggest that you can also grow many kitchen herbs both for your bunnies as well as adding flavour & interest to human food.

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    Thumps the majority of the pictures and info on this thread are a tribute to your knowledge and expertise - thank you

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