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    So I got both “bunny mad” and “Rabbiting on” magazine subscriptions and back issues for Christmas and have read through many already.

    Now I have decided I’m excited to go and do some foraging for my two munchy faces (Truffle and Luther)! In the magazines they have ads at the back and I found this lady who has a company called “dried delights” who does this and sells it at a reasonable price. So I’m going to order a bag and see what they like, so I’m not foraging for days, drying for weeks then they stick their bunny noses up lol!

    She also sells toys, a few of which I thought I’d share because like me, some of you might decide to have a go yourself because they are all recycled bits. Or you might want to go and buy bits. There was another company too I looked at and quite liked as it wasn’t all overpriced called “binky shop”.

    Most you see are made with hessian, cars, loo rolls, dried bunny safe twigs, egg boxes, card plant pots, tape rolls, paper bags, ribbon spools, and other bits....i started looking at my recycling and having all kinds of ideas! :-)












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    She should note that foraging on public land, then selling that forage is illegal. If it's in her own garden, or private land with permission it's completely legal.

    Another way to check is to go forage a little fresh and offer it to them fresh before drying out.
    The girls don't like dried birch, but do like fresh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    She should note that foraging on public land, then selling that forage is illegal. If it's in her own garden, or private land with permission it's completely legal.

    Another way to check is to go forage a little fresh and offer it to them fresh before drying out.
    The girls don't like dried birch, but do like fresh.

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    From the looks of the Facebook page I think she has a huge garden (jealous!!) and gets big batches of herbs and flowers donated by friends.
    But that is a good point to be careful if us bunny owner go out foraging, to be careful where you get it from.

    I’m hoping to get the RWAF foraging book and plant identification for my birthday so I can confidently go out and get bits.

    Oh that’s interesting! Thank you for that I will give that a go. They have enjoyed sampling different herbs recently and it’s interesting to see which bun likes what :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffpuff View Post
    From the looks of the Facebook page I think she has a huge garden (jealous!!) and gets big batches of herbs and flowers donated by friends.
    But that is a good point to be careful if us bunny owner go out foraging, to be careful where you get it from.

    I’m hoping to get the RWAF foraging book and plant identification for my birthday so I can confidently go out and get bits.

    Oh that’s interesting! Thank you for that I will give that a go. They have enjoyed sampling different herbs recently and it’s interesting to see which bun likes what :-)


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    The safest and easiest ones I can think for you to identify now would be hawthorn, willow and brambles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    The safest and easiest ones I can think for you to identify now would be hawthorn, willow and brambles.

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    Oooh, brambles I have a question about! Don’t laugh :-p
    But when you pick the leaves (carefully!) do you then take the tiny spikes off? Because I spent aaaages doing that before snipping the sharp tips off, but I want sure if it was needed because wild buns don’t have scissors lol!

    Thank you for those :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffpuff View Post
    Oooh, brambles I have a question about! Don’t laugh :-p
    But when you pick the leaves (carefully!) do you then take the tiny spikes off? Because I spent aaaages doing that before snipping the sharp tips off, but I want sure if it was needed because wild buns don’t have scissors lol!

    Thank you for those :-)


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    I just snip off a whole branch... they then get given the whole thing as it is, thorns and all

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    I just snip off a whole branch... they then get given the whole thing as it is, thorns and all

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    Oh really! Well mine were far to pampered then lol. I did wonder if the thorns were ok because they have rubbery tongues like giraffes, and they eat spiked plants.

    Thank you


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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    She should note that foraging on public land, then selling that forage is illegal. If it's in her own garden, or private land with permission it's completely legal.

    Another way to check is to go forage a little fresh and offer it to them fresh before drying out.
    The girls don't like dried birch, but do like fresh.

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    It's been done before by folk on here!
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    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...RHD2-July-2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    It's been done before by folk on here!
    Oh dear lol!

    I can imagine my luck I’d get chased off by a gruff farmer hahaha!


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