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Subject: Re: Safe/Toxic Plants

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Date Posted: 21:03:41 06/02/07 Sat
In reply to: Dusti 's message, "Re: Safe/Toxic Plants" on 20:04:16 05/02/02 Thu

Bunny Safe Plants
Safe Cultivated Vegetables: Artichokes, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery (chopped into small pieces - long strands in celery can choke a bunn - thanks, Lisa in Perth!), Chicory, Corn-on-the-Cob, Dandelion, Horseradish, Kales, Kohlrabi, Lucerne, Maize, Parsley, Strawberry, Spinach, Sunflowers, Strawberry and Raspberry Leaves.
Safe Herbs: Blackberry (general bunny tonic), Bramble, Mint, Parsley (another excellent general bunny tonic), Raspberry Leaves (general tonic), Rosemary, Sage, Strawberry Leaves, Thyme.
Safe Wild Plants: Bramble, Bindweed, Burnet, Butterbur, Cow Parsnip or Hogweed, Coltsfoot, Convolvulus, Chickweed, Geum, Goosegrass, Crosewort or Maywort, Dandelion, Dock (not seeding), Groundsel, Goutweed, Hawkweed, Heather, Hedgeparsley, Knapweed, Knotgrass, Lucerne, Mallow, Mustard, Nipplewort, Plaintain, Sea Spinach, Shepherdís Purse, Sour Dock or Sorrel, Thistles, Trefoil, Vetches or Tares, Watercress, Yarrow.
A couple of warnings on wild plants: firstly, if you are going to feed your bunny wild plants, be sure that you definitely know for certain the type of plant you are choosing, as plants go by different common names in various parts of the world - best to err on the side of caution, and only feed plants which you know the names of for certain, or which you know for certain are bunny safe; secondly, be aware that, if you pick plants from public places, or any place where you personally have not grown them yourself, you must be absolutely certain that they have not been contaminated by pesticides or other chemicals - again, best to err on the side of caution.
Safe Flowers: Asters, Borage, Calendula, Carnations, Centaurea, Daisies, Galega, Geranium, Geum, Helenium, Hollyhock, Honesty, Lupins (not seeds), Mallow, Marguerites, Marigolds, Michaelmas Daisies, Nasturtium, Rose, Stocks, Sunflowers.
Safe Trees: wood prunings from fruit trees, with the exception of stone fruit trees (again also ensure they have not been sprayed with pesticides or chemicals), most deciduous trees (but not Oaks), Blackberry, Rose, Raspberry Canes (with all canes, beware of thorns, of course).
Hay (including grasses: Kentucky Blue Grass, Fescue, Timothy, Lucerne, Rye Grass, Yarrow), Dandelion (sparingly - a powerful diuretic).
Bread can be fed, but is not ideal and only dried bread, never fresh - no bread is ideal for bunnies, because of the yeast and the highly processed ingredients.

Dangerous for bunnies - avoid these:
Dangerous Cultivated Vegetables - always avoid: Cabbage, Lettuce, Mangold, Parsnips, Potato Tops, Swede Turnips, Tomato Leaves.
Dangerous Wild Plants - always avoid: Arum, Anemone, Bluebell, Buttercup, Bryony, Christmas Cherry, all Clovers, Colchicums or Meadow Saffron, Comfrey, Corn Cockle, Celandine, Deadly Nightshade, Docks (in seed), Dog Mercury, Figwort, Foolís Parsley, Foxglove, Honeysuckle, Iris, Jasmine, Lords and Ladies, Ground Ivy, Hemlock, Henbane Poppies, Oxalis, all Poppies, Scarlet Pimpernel, Spurges, Toadflax, Travellerís Joy, Wandering Jew, Yew.
Dangerous House Plants: Arum Lilies, Bead Plant, Christmas Cherry, Cineraria, Daffodils and all bulb plants, Devilís Ivy, Dieffenbachia, Fairy Primrose, Hedera, all Ivy, all Jasmines, Leopard Lily, Monstera (Fruit Salad Plant/Swiss Cheese Plant), Miltonia, Poinsettia, Pothos, Primula Obconica, all Primulas, Solanum, String of Beads, Tradescantia, Wandering Jew or Wandering Sailor, Winter Cherry, Zantedeschia.
Dangerous Flowers - always avoid: Acacia, Aconite, Antirrhinum, Arum, Anemone, Cineraria, Clover, Columbine, Daffodil, Dahlia, Delphinium, Feverfew, Gypsophila, Helleborus, Honeysuckle, Hyacinth, Iris, Jasmine, Larkspur, Lily of the Valley, Linarias, Lobelia, Love-in-a-Mist, Monkshood, Oxalis, all Poppies, Primroses, Primula Obconica, all Primulas, Snowdrop, Snowflake, Tulips, all bulbous plants, and all flowers which grow from bulbs, are poisonous.
Dangerous Trees - always avoid: most evergreen trees and shrubs, Acacia, Box, Elder, Beech, Gorse, acorns, seeds, Ivy, Laburnum, Oak, Flowering Plum Trees, all stone fruit trees, Snowberry.

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