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Rabbit-safe herbs

Illustrated Guide to Edibles:

Herbs spice up a rabbit's day!

Here you´ll find an illustrated list displaying common herbs which are safe for rabbits to eat. Lots of them you´ll find in the green sections at your local grocery shop/supermarket, many herbs grow wild outdoors, and some people even have their own herb gardens.

The list is not exhaustive, and there are probably several more herbs one can serve safely to rabbits. The purpose of the list is mainly to present a handful of safe sorts which are also easy to find and recognize.

It´s not always easy to seserate the different sorts and species from each other. Unless you are really sure, we strongly recommend you click the titles to study the additional - and often much larger - photos you´ll find. If you´re still not certain about what species you have picked/found, avoid giving it to your rabbit(s). You can´t trust rabbits to know what or what not they can ingest. Avoid herbs that may have been exposed to chemicals or pollution from busy roads.

Remember to introduce fresh greens gradually, and give limited amounts so that hay-eating does not suffer and to avoid increasing the risk of digestive trouble. Rabbits can have different reactions to food-types, so we suggest you keep an eye on the droppings when introducing new food or increasing the amounts of particular foods.

We also recommend that you take a closer look at Medirabbits feeding information/food list, and additionally their illustrated list of toxic plants.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Coriander or Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides)

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita)

Nettle (Urtica dioica) Only dried

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Mustard Greens (Sinapis Alba)

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Caraway (Carum carvi)

Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)

Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)

Lovage (Levisticum officinale)

Lady´s Smock (Cardamine pratensis)

Borage (Borago officinalis)

Clover (Trifolium pratense)

NB! Give clover carefully, considering some sources claim it can be hard on sensitive stomachs - ingesting can cause bloat. Additionally, clover is quite fattening and therefore not ideal to feed overweight rabbits.