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Image Young rabbit eating apple
In the autumn, many apples can fall from trees as windfalls. These are very palatable for rabbits. They will feat on them and eat the whole apple, including the pips, without ill effects. There are no confirmed reports of illness in rabbits caused by apple pips.
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Image JPEG image Apple half eaten by rabbit
Rabbits eat half an apple overnight and come back to eat the rest later.
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Image text/texmacs Free food for rabbits
Roadside verges as well as fields and gardens are a good site for picking free good quality food.
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Image Free food for rabbits
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Image PS document Rabbit in buttercups
Buttercups are on many lists of poisonous plants. They contain an irritant that can cause dermatitis in humans that handle buttercups and salivation, oral ulceration and gastrointestinal irritation in animals that eat them. Buttercups have a bitter taste and are not a problem for rabbits. They can eat small, young leaves that are growing in pastureland without ill effects. The mature leaves, tall plants and flowers unpalatable to rabbits so they do not eat them.
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Image Eating grass
This rabbit suffered from problems with her cheek teeth. Eating hay was difficult but she enjoyed grazing and could manage to eat grass without problems.
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Image ECMAScript program Apple tree leaves
The leaves and branches from apple trees are a firm favourite with rabbits. The leaves can be used at any time of year, even in autumn when the dry leaves fall from the trees.
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Image JPEG image Ash leaves
Common Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is a common, fast growing tree whose leaves and young branches are readily eaten by rabbits. It is found throughout Europe but seems to come into leaf later and shed its leaves earlier than many trees.
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Image D source code Bindweed (Hedge)
Hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium) is a safe plant for rabbits. They love it. It's sister plant - Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)- has a question mark over it because it contains toxins. The plants can be differentiated by their flowers, leaves and the way they grow. Hedge bindweed has large pure white flowers and grows vertically, twining around plants as it goes. It is commonly found in hedges. Plants should be collected for drying before they go to seed
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Image Blackberry (brambles)
Blackberry (Rubus 'fructiosus') is a common hedgerow plant but the prickles can make it difficult to harvest . It is a semi-evergreen prickly shrub that is common all over Europe. In the British Isles there are over 320 ‘microspecies’. All are suitable to feed to rabbits
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