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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzie
    I've already posted my pet poisonous thing and that is apple pips! Did it elsewhere though so thought I should add it here.
    Thanks Lizzie, I feel that this is one of the ones a lot of people are NOT aware of. Many people just chuck in a quarter of an apple, or a half of an apple or even sometimes a whole one (Tch! Tamsin can we have a better 'shocked' smiley, please ), and just leave the buns to it. Too much apple can burn the skin around the mouths of buns and cavvies as they are very acidic. Also not that great for children's teeth in large quantities either as it erodes the enamel (used to work in a dental surgery )
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    Hi

    Can I ask a couple of quick questions. Are chinese leaf and pak choi OK as mine are quite fond of both of these. As far as fruit goes I give mine one third of a piece of fruit usually either apple, pear, peach or nectarine and a third of carrot each per day. Is this too much sweet stuff for them? I tried them on kiwi fruit this morning but only Harvey ate his
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    Can anyone confirm Chinese leaf and Pak Choy for us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine
    one third of a piece of fruit usually either apple, pear, peach or nectarine and a third of carrot each per day. Is this too much sweet stuff for them? I tried them on kiwi fruit this morning but only Harvey ate his
    Depends on how big the fruit/carrot is I suppose. I don't give fruit every day as it is full of sugar, I only give is as an occasional treat, maybe once a week. As for carrot, I give about an inch each twice a day (also full of sugar but good for wearing down incisors!) I find a wee bit of melon particularly popular on a hot day specially if it's been kept in the fridge (and I even give some to the buns )
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    More SAFE fruits:
    Strawberry and husks
    Blueberry
    Raspberry and leaves
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    Rob wants to ask his 'auntie Lynda' why he can eat strawberries and raspberries but not his favourite 'sugar snap peas' (hee hee)

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    Because only BAD rabbits eat sugar snap peas and only good rabbits get to eat scrummy strawberries and raspberries, now get to your bed!

    Parental Guidance required for next bit Lynn:
    "Roman farmers left green peas on the vine to poison foraging rabbits"
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    Safe Food for Rabbits
    This list is to help discern safe foods for rabbits. It is not a guide to the nutitional value of these foods.
    Why not print it out so the whole family knows what give your rabbit.

    Safe foods:


    Agrimony
    Alfalfa
    Apple
    Avens
    Balm
    Banana
    Barley
    Basil
    Beetroot
    Blackberry
    Borage
    Broccoli
    Buckwheat
    Burnet
    Camomile
    Caraway
    Carrot
    Celery
    Celeriac
    Chervil
    Chicory
    Chickweed
    Chinese leaf
    Cleavers
    Clover, WHITE
    Coltsfoot
    Comfrey WILTED SLIGHTLY
    Coriander
    Corn marigold
    Corn spurrey
    Cow parsnip
    Crosswort
    Cucumber
    Dandelion
    Dead-Nettles
    Dill
    Dock BEFORE FLOWERING
    Endive
    Fat hen
    Fennel
    Goosefoot
    Goosegrass
    Goutweed BEFORE FLOWERING
    Ground elder BEFORE FLOWERING
    Hawkbit
    Hawkweed
    Heather
    Hedge parsley
    Horseradish
    Jerusalem artichoke
    Knapweed
    Knotgrass
    Kohlrabi
    Lavender
    Lovage
    Mallow
    Marjoram
    Mayweed
    Maywort
    Meadowsweet
    Melon
    Milk thistle
    Mugwort
    Nipplewort
    Oats
    Orache
    Oxeye daisy
    Parsley
    Parsnip
    Pear
    Peppermint
    Pigweed
    Plantain
    Pumpkin
    Radish GREENS
    Raspberry
    Sage
    Savory
    Sanfoin
    Shepherd's purse
    Silverweed
    Sow thistle
    Soya
    Strawberry
    Swiss Chard
    Tare
    Tomatoes
    Trefoil
    Vetch
    Vine leaves
    Watercress
    Watermelon
    Wheat
    Yarrow

    Safe in moderation:

    Brussels sprouts
    Cabbage
    Cauliflower
    Corn
    Groundsel
    Kale
    Lettuce
    Molasses
    Mustard greens
    Spinach
    Tallow
    Turnip

    NOT SAFE:


    Arum
    Bigwort
    Bindweed
    Bluebell
    Bryony
    Buttercup
    Celandine
    Clover RED
    Colchicum
    Corncockle
    Cowslip
    Cuckoo pint
    Dog's Mercury
    Elder after flowering
    Euphorbia
    Evergreens
    Fool's parsley
    Foxglove
    Ground ivy
    Hemlock
    Henbane
    Kingcup
    Meadow Saffron
    Milkweed
    Nightshade
    Ragwort
    Scarlet Pimpernel
    Spurge
    Toadflax
    Tomato LEAVES
    Traveller's joy
    Beans
    Peach leaves
    Plum leaves
    Potato SPROUTS
    Rhubarb
    Wood sorrel

    Safe tree and shrub leaves:

    Should always be fresh young leaves:


    Acacia
    Apple
    Beech
    Birch
    Blackberry
    Cherry
    Hazel
    Horse Chestnut
    Lime
    Mountain Ash
    Mulberry
    Pear
    Poplar (not black)
    Raspberry
    Strawberry

    Safe twigs:


    Apple
    Birch
    Blackberry
    Fir
    Hazel
    Hawthorn
    Maple
    Pear
    Raspberry
    Spruce
    Willow

    Unsafe twigs:
    Acacia
    Apricot
    Azalea
    Beech
    Box
    Cherry
    Clematis
    Elder
    Holly
    Ivy
    Laburnum
    Mistletoe
    Nux vomica
    Oak
    Oleander
    Peach
    Periwinkle
    Plum
    Privet
    Rhododendron
    Rosewood
    Snowberry
    Spindleberry
    Thorn apple
    Waxplant
    Wisteria
    Yew
    All evergreens not mentioned in safe twig list

    Safe flowers:

    Aster
    Carnation
    Daisy
    Geranium
    Geum
    Helenium
    Hollyhock
    Honesty
    Marguerite
    Marigold
    Michaelmas daisy
    Nasturtium
    Rose
    Stock
    Sunflower
    Wallflower

    Unsafe flowers:


    Acacia
    Aconite
    Antirrhinum
    Anemone
    Brugmansia
    Columbine
    Crocus
    Daffodil
    Dahlia
    Delphinium
    Feverfew
    Gypsophila
    Hellebore
    Hyacinth
    Iris
    Larkspur
    Lily of the Valley
    Lobelia
    Love-in-a-mist
    Lupin
    Narcissus
    Poppy
    Primrose
    Snowdrop
    Tulip
    Any bulbs

    REFERENCE: http://earthhome.tripod.com/rabsafe.html

    (Once we have a comprehensive list, duplicates will be sifted out)
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    He's off to bed with his Timothy Hay (dreaming of the days when his silly mum thought it was OK to feed him sugar snaps).

    Seriously though, I'll find this list very useful, as I do find you read lots of conflicting information about what's 'good' and 'bad' bunny veg / fruit.

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    Lynn, there are conflicting view of what's safe and unsafe food for rabbits. That's why it's always better to question. Peas were on this list but I took them off as I'm still not happy about rabbits eating them (however, that is only my opinion). If there is ever any doubt, err on the safe side and don't give it. There's loads of yummy alternatives.

    Oh and you're not a silly mum, you're a wonderful and caring mum, and no matter how much he scowls at you, he still loves you!
    Lynda


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