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Rabbits love to gaze on a juicy patch of grass while they’re absentmindedly wandering around. This is great, grazing on grass is good for your rabbit’s digestive system and to keep their teeth in check.

Not everything growing in a garden is good for your rabbit though, some common plants can be quite dangerous!

To help your garden or rabbit area stay a rabbit safe zone, here’s a list of 33 poisonous plants that could harm your rabbit.

This list doesn’t cover everything that could harm your rabbit, these are just some of the more common one.

If the worst happens and your rabbit happens to eat something harmful, you should immediately rush your pet to your vets. Once eaten, these harmful plants may cause symptoms such as seizures, loss of appetite or digestive signs of intestinal inflammation.

If you notice your rabbit acting strangely or showing any of the signs above, always consult your vet as soon as possible!

  • Aloe
  • Apple seeds
  • Apricot plants (except the fruit)
  • Avocado leaves
  • Azalea leaves
  • Begonia
  • Calendula
  • Cherry trees
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Cyclamen
  • Eucalyptus
  • Holly
  • Hydrangea
  • Ivy (many different types)
  • Juniper
  • Lilies (many different types)
  • Milkweed
  • Mistletoe berries
  • Morning Glories
  • Nutmeg
  • Oak foliage
  • certain parts of Peaches
  • certain parts of Pears
  • certain parts of Plums
  • Poison Ivy and Oak
  • Primrose
  • Rhododendron
  • Sweet Pea and Potato
  • Tomato leaves and vines
  • Violet seeds

For more information, check out some of these useful links:

  • http://www.burgesspetcare.com/2015/01/poisonous-plants-and-your-rabbits/
  • http://www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk/environment/plants-that-can-be-harmful-to-rabbits/

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