List of Good and Bad Food For Your Bunny.

The following greens may be given to your rabbits (make sure there are no pesticides and wash thoroughly):

  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Apple Mint
  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Beet Greens
  • Bok Choy (Chinese cabbage)
  • Brussels sprouts
    Brussels Sprouts

    Image via Wikipedia

  • Celery (especially the leaf) (Note: to avoid any potential problems, slice or chop the celery against the grain so the veins aren’t stringy – veins can be swallowed without proper chewing and can cause serious gastrointestinal problems)
  • Chard
  • Cilantro (no roots)
  • Clover & clover sprouts
  • Collard greens
  • Dandelion greens & flowers
  • Dill
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Green pepper
  • Mint
  • Peapods (flat)
  • Peppermint leaves
  • Pineapple-mint
  • Pineapple-sage
  • Radicchio
  • Radish sprouts & tops
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnip greens (tops)
  • Watercress
  • Wheat grass

Foods to feed only in small quantities:

  • Broccoli leav
    mustard greens

    Mustard Greens, Image via Wikipedia

    es and stems (Note: broccoli can cause gas in some bunnies, and it is high in so it should not be given to bunnies who have any urinary tract problems, such as bladder sludge)

  • Broccoli (high in calcium, also may cause gas)
  • Carrots (high sugar content)
  • Carrot tops (high calcium)
  • Kale (high in calcium, also may cause gas)
  • Mustard greens (high calcium)
  • Parsley (high calcium)
  • Spinach (high in calcium)

Some tips on keeping and serving greens:

  • Always wash veggies thoroughly and dry before storing, and it doesn’t hurt to wash them just before feeding and serve them soaked – the fluids are always helpful
  • Get rid of any part of the greens you wouldn’t eat (browned, wilted, etc)
  • Serve greens nice and wet to help with hydration and prevention of urinary tract problems
  • To revitalize wilted greens, soak in water for a few hours
  • Storing a paper towel in the bag with the greens helps absorb moisture to prevent rotting

The following fruits may be fed to your rabbit in small quantities (due to their sugar content) as treats (no more than 1-2 tablespoons each day):

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Blueberry
  • Cranberry
  • Grape
  • Melon
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Pineapple
  • Pumpkin
  • Raisin
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberries

Foods to avoid feeding your rabbit:

  • Beets (sugary)
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Chocolate (NEVER give this to any pet – it is poisonous to most)
  • Corn (rabbits can’t digest the hulls of the corn kernels)
  • Fresh Peas.
  • Grains
  • Green beans (can cause gas)
  • soft stools
  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Onions
  • Pelleted food with seeds mixed in (it’s a treat to the bunnies but the seeds cause stomach problems)
  • Potatoes (white or red)
  • Seeds of any kind
  • Starches of any kind
  • sugar, in any form (small quantities of treats are allowed, but no more than a tablespoon of fruit or raisins or anything containing any types of sugar

Foods that are toxic to rabbits:
Note: do not allow your rabbit to eat dried leaves from any trees – too many types are very toxic and some can cause cyanide poisoning (this includes specifically apple tree leaves, oak leaves, maple leaves, etc). If you allow your rabbit an outdoor run, please clear the area of leaves as the rabbit may find them very tasty, but they are very dangerous!!

  • Generally toxic:
    • Rhubarb leaves
    • Raw lima, kidney or soy beans
    • Onions
    • Citrus peels
  • Oxalates (causes pain and swelling of mouth and throat, swollen tissue can restrict breathing or cause suffocation.)
    • Begonia
    • Caladium
    • Calla lily
    • Diffenbachia
    • Dumbcane
    • Jack in the pulpit
    • Philodendron
    • Schefflera
  • Minor Toxicities (causes vomiting, diarrhea, nausea)
    • Aloe vera
    • Amaryllis
    • Bird of paradise
    • Birch
    • Boxwood
    • Cedar
    • Chrysanthemum
    • Daffodil
    • Daisy
    • Eucalyptus
    • Galiola
    • Hydrangea
    • Haycinth
    • Iris
    • Juniper
    • Redwood tree
    • Rananculus
    • Sweet pea
    • Swwet william
    • Violas
  • Extremely Toxic (one leaf can kill)
    • Angels Trumpet
    • Azalea
    • Black Acacia and Locast
    • Bleeding Heart
    • Carmellia
    • Carnation
    • Carolinia Jasmine
    • Castor Beans
    • Christmas Beans
    • China Berry
    • Clementis
    • Coffee Tree Plant
    • Cyclamen
    • Daphne
    • Delphinium
    • Easter Lily
    • Elderberry
    • Flax
    • Four-o-clocks
    • Geranium
    • Heavenly Bamboo
    • Hemlock
    • Holly Berries
    • Ivy
    • Jerusalem cherry
    • Lantana
    • Larkspur
    • Licorice plant
    • Lily of the valley
    • Lobelia
    • Milkvetch
    • Monkshood
    • Morning glory
    • Mountain laurel
    • Narcissus
    • NightshadeLoeander
    • Pea family
    • Pig weed
    • Potato plant
    • Pivet

List from http://www.3bunnies.org/feeding.htm

One response to “List of Good and Bad Food For Your Bunny.

  1. hannah

    this is very good for people that need tips on bunny care.

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