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Poisonous plants

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Introduction

  • While feeding plants to rabbits can add variety, interest and essential nutrients Nutrition: dietary requirements to the diet, some plants may be harmful and cause illness, distress, discomfort and, potentially, death.
  • Rabbits are incapable of vomiting and, in most cases, may suffer from stomach upset (gastrointestinal irritation).
  • Salivation, skin allergies and cardiovascular (heart and breathing) problems may also be observed.
  • Rhubarb Rhubarbleaves, while poisonous for many other animals, are not harmful to rabbits.
  • Indeed, the rabbit has a fairly high tolerance of poisons, and the ingestion of a small amount of harmful plants, should not cause undue alarm. However, if any new plants are rapidly introduced to the diet, diarrhea Sticky bottom syndrome and bloating may occur.

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Plants toxic to rabbits

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Russel & Gerty's Guide to Dangerous Plants, Supreme Petfoods, Supreme House, The Briars, Waterberry Drive, Waterlooville, Hants PO7 7YH, UK. Website: www.russelrabbit.com.
  • J C Sandford (1996) The Domestic Rabbit. 5th edn. Blackwell Science. pp 174-175.

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