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Image Yarrow Achillea millefolium
A common aromatic perennial plant found commonly throughout the British Isles. It is found on grassland and wasteland from sea level to the hills (up to 1200m)
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Image JPEG image Woody nightshade flower
Close up view of the flower of woody nightshade (Solanum dulcamura)
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Image JPEG image Willow
There are several types of willow. All are suitable for rabbits. Willow bark is a source of salycylic acid i.e. aspirin.
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Image JPEG image Cow parsley
Cow parsley (Anthricus sylvestris), also know as Wild chervil, is a favourite with rabbits. It is a common plant and is often found in verges. It starts to grow early in the spring and the new leaves are palatable for rabbits. There are concerns with confusing the plant with poison hemlock. Cow parsley is more common and has different stems.
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Image JPEG image Cow parsley stems
The stems of cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) are different from poison hemlock (Conium maculatum). They are ridged and slightly hairy with no blotches. In cross section, the stems have a longitudinal ridge in them (like celery)
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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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