Plants rabbits tend to avoid include:
- Vegetables: asparagus, leeks, onions, potatoes, rhubarb, squash, tomatoes.
- Flowers: cleomes, geraniums, vincas, wax begonias.
- Herbs: basil, mint, oregano, parsley, tarragon.
Likewise, people ask, what kind of flowers do rabbits not eat?
20 Flowers and Plants Rabbits Hate
- Sweet Alyssum. Lobularia maritima bears clusters of tiny white, lavender, violet or pink flowers in spring.
- Lantana. Sun-loving lantana bears flower clusters that look like brightly-colored confetti.
- Pot Marigold.
- Wax Begonia.
Banana peels are practically safe too for your pet rabbit, but feeding them with these sparingly is essential. There are a bunch of rabbit owners that are quite amazed with their pet rabbit's rather odd penchant for bananas and banana peels. Rabbits should not be given a piece of banana larger than an adult's thumb.
Because rabbits cannot vomit and they can choke on watermelon pips, be careful to clean watermelon seeds before feeding your rabbit. Yes, watermelon rinds are a great treat, too. The rind of a watermelon contains increased amounts of citrulline amino acid than the red part does. It has more fibers and less sugar.
Plants That Rabbits Dislike
- Rabbits tend to avoid some of the same plants as deer and Japanese beetles.
- Azalea (Rhododendron sp.)
- Adam's needle (Yucca filamentosa)
- Four o'clock flower (Mirabilis jalapa)
- Daffodil (Narcissus sp.)
Spray a repellent solution of Tabasco sauce and water (1 tablespoon Tabasco/1 gallon of water) on your garden plants. Rabbits don't like the taste of hot sauce. Protect your eyes when spraying, and wash your hands.
Rabbits don't naturally eat root vegetables/fruit. Carrots/fruit are high in sugar and should only be fed in small amounts as occasional treats. Rabbits need mainly hay and/or grass, some leafy greens and a small, measured amount of pellets. See rabbit meal planner.
Maintaining a healthy rabbit involves a lot of work and commitment. Among your responsibilities is ensuring your rabbits have a nutritionally sound diet. Your rabbit needs lots of hay, some pelleted feed, and some vegetable and fruit matter. Your bunnies can eat apple in moderation, but be sure they eat no apple seeds.
Yes, but in very small amounts. Cucumbers can be a healthful and fun snack for your rabbit but not to a greater extent. Don't feed him too much as it can cause digestive problems that could lead to runny stools (rabbit diarrhea) and a poor appetite. Cucumber is not a nutritionally dense food for your bunny.
Rabbit Resistant Plants. It should be no surprise that plants with strong fragrance or fuzzy leaves, like lavender and black-eyed Susan, are less popular with rabbits. Unfortunately, these plants won't deter them completely. Rabbits grazing in your flower beds will simply eat around the plants listed here.
Vegetables that should be considered as part of your rabbit's diet:
- Alfalfa, radish, and clover sprouts.
- Beet greens.
- Bell Peppers (green, red, yellow…)
- Bok Choy.
- Broccoli. Some bunnies may find this a rather “gassy” veggie. If diarrhea occurs, remove from diet.
- Brussels Sprouts.
Many gardeners seem to think that moth crystals or mothballs must be a "safe" rabbit repellent to use in the garden because they can use the product in their home. Their specific purpose is to repel moths, not to deter rabbits or other pests in the garden. Read and follow label directions when using any pesticide.
Rabbits eat almost anything that grows, including marigold flowers (Tagetes spp.). Horticulturists say that although rabbits are unenthusiastic about munching on certain plants, they will eat what doesn't appeal to them when food is scarce. While marigolds aren't a favorite, rabbits don't dislike them.
Vegetables like kale, parsley, mustard greens and spinach should be fed sparingly to your bunny as they are high in oxalates and goitrogens. Vegetables such as eggplants, potatoes, and tomato plant leaves are toxic to rabbits and should not be feed to them under any circumstances.
However, while rabbits can eat strawberries, in my experience they can cause your rabbit to have an upset stomach. If you do decide to try your rabbit with strawberries start very very small and do not give them any other sweet fruits, as this will be too much sugar and sweetness.
Bright, colorful impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) attract rabbits to your flowerbeds and containers, but they'll quickly eat all of your hard work. Growing deterrent plants isn't typically the best way to keep them away, since starving rabbits may eat the deterrent plants anyway.
While potatoes aren't necessarily harmful to rabbits, the truth is potatoes really don't have a positive impact in your pet rabbits diet. Rabbits do not need high amounts of sugar and starch. The peels of potatoes are rich in starch too and there is a risk of your rabbit having an upset stomach or diarrhea.
Rabbits love their food and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced diet. The main part of a rabbit's diet should be unlimited amounts of fresh hay (preferably Timothy or Meadow Hay), grass, and plenty of clean water available. See 'What do rabbits eat?' for more information.
Yes, but add variety of vegetables as well. Yes, you can feed your rabbit fresh green peppers. Although green peppers are generally healthy, too much of a good thing could still cause diarrhea. A healthful rabbit diet would include a combination of vegetables along with pellets and grass hay.
Rabbits just don't touch any plants sprayed with it.
- Make your garden less inviting to rabbits. Rabbits will only live in areas that provide cover from predators.
- Add barrier fencing to protect plants.
- Trap and relocate.
- Keep a dog in your yard.
- Scare and Ultrasonic devices.
- Spray with I Must Garden Rabbit Repellent.
Yes, but make sure that you regulate its intake. Just like other fruits, your rabbit should not be given too much grapes in its diet. Grapes are something that they would happily nibble on because they taste sweet. After all, rabbits have sweet tooth and would gladly devour all that you offer to it.