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    Are parsnips safe for rabbits?

    I've seen a lot of different answers to this question, so was wondering what you all thought - is there even a definite answer?

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    Yes but treat only same as you would with carrot.
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    I just give them the peelings if we have them

    We've grown them this year, I wonder if the tops are safe?!
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    Parsnips are completely safe
    They're high in sugar so should only be a treat.

    Phoebe loves them, Daphne hates them.

    I give them the tops & peelings but they'll often ignore the tops.
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    We've grown them this year, I wonder if the tops are safe?!
    Not sure about that, I've only ever fed peelings like you do.
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    Thank you everyone! I hope someone else will know about the tops, I'm intrigued! But if Phoebe and Daphne are anything to go by, they're not anything to get excited about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LagomorphLion View Post
    Thank you everyone! I hope someone else will know about the tops, I'm intrigued! But if Phoebe and Daphne are anything to go by, they're not anything to get excited about!
    I've done some research. The leafy tops generally aren't used as they don't sell this part in shops.
    However I found one place that mentioned it's considered poisonous because of a sap the leafy parts create. Another place considered them as dark leafy greens and safe.

    Personally I wouldn't risk it with the tops because I can't find solid evidence anywhere that they are safe.



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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    I've done some research. The leafy tops generally aren't used as they don't sell this part in shops.
    However I found one place that mentioned it's considered poisonous because of a sap the leafy parts create. Another place considered them as dark leafy greens and safe.

    Personally I wouldn't risk it with the tops because I can't find solid evidence anywhere that they are safe.



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    Thank you - I agree, better safe than sorry!

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