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    Hi, does anyone know if rabbits can eat the stems and leaves of the snowberry shrub? I googled it and came across something that said rabbits, deer and small mammals eat the stems and leaves. Id assume the berries are not for rabbits. Does anyone know? Or feed the stems and leaves to rabbits?

    Thank you in advance for any insight x

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    the berries are poisonous for them, as mentioned here, but nothing about the leaves or stem
    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/GI_dise...Tox/Tox_en.htm

    and on this wiki for rabbits, it also just mentions the berries
    http://wabbitwiki.com/wiki/Toxic_plants

    so I'd imagine the leaves are safe, altho I hope somebody with more knowledge than me can come along! x
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    It is sometimes very difficult to find accurate information regarding safe plants for rabbits. This site says to avoid Snowberry. https://thebritishrabbitcouncil.org/in-the-garden.htm But it's possible that you will find other sites which say its OK. What I do in such circumstances is not take a chance and if just one site suggests that a plant is unsafe, I do not feed it.

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    Makes an awesome hot drink though
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    Quote Originally Posted by keletkezes View Post
    Makes an awesome hot drink though
    Please tell more We've got a Snowberry hedge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    It is sometimes very difficult to find accurate information regarding safe plants for rabbits. This site says to avoid Snowberry. https://thebritishrabbitcouncil.org/in-the-garden.htm But it's possible that you will find other sites which say its OK. What I do in such circumstances is not take a chance and if just one site suggests that a plant is unsafe, I do not feed it.
    This is my approach too. Best to be safe!

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    Thank you for advice everyone x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    Please tell more We've got a Snowberry hedge.
    I had it in a Georgian restaurant in St. Petersburg, a flavour of a honey-based hot drink called sbiten. it could have been a translation error (plants are bad enough to tie down in English) though so I would try looking it up before attempting it
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    Quote Originally Posted by keletkezes View Post
    I had it in a Georgian restaurant in St. Petersburg, a flavour of a honey-based hot drink called sbiten. it could have been a translation error (plants are bad enough to tie down in English) though so I would try looking it up before attempting it
    Thank you

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