Food from the vegetable garden or allotment

Rabbits enjoy vegetables and herbs. All the leafy green herbs and vegetables that are available from supermarkets are suitable and safe for rabbits. Surplus and discarded plants from the vegetable garden or allotment are good source of plants. As well as the vegetables and herbs, many of the wild plants that can be collected as forage grow as weeds on allotments. These can be taken home as rabbits food. 

Below is a list of plants that can be grown. Favourites are in bold. Despite concerns about the sugar content, fruit and root vegetables are included. In moderation, they are fine to feed to slim rabbits but can contribute to obesity if fed in large quantities. 

  • Artichokes: tubers and leaves
  • Apple- fruit, leaves and twigs, 
  • Basil
  • Beetroot roots and leaves
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprout peelings
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots and carrot tops
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower leaves
  • Chicory
  • Coriander
  • Fennel leaves
  • Green beans
  • Kale
  • Kohl rabi
  • Lettuce (it is not harmful although lettuce is mostly water. This can be beneficial)
  • Mustard leaves
  • Parsley
  • Peas- plants and peapods
  • Pear- fruit, leaves and twigs
  • Parsnips and parsnip tops
  • Radish and radish tops
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Rocket
  • Spinach
  • Spring greens (spring cabbage, collard),
  • Strawberry plants
  • Sunflowers plants
  • Swedes
  • Sweetcorn cobs and plants 
  • Turnips
  • Watercress. 

 

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