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Veggie List

List Courtesy of Karen Johanson, Health Care Coordinator from the House Rabbit Society & Bananas For Bunnies Rescue

NEW IMPORTANT DIET INFO FROM THE HOUSE RABBIT SOCIETY

According to the HRS, 75% of the fresh portion of diet should be leafy greens.  Leafy greens are now divided into two categories:  "Leafy Greens I" (High Oxalic Acid), and "Leafy Green II (low in Oxalic acid).  Also, no more than 15% should be non-leafy vegetables.  Please refer to HRS Veggie Recommendation for more information 

We have modified our list below to include HRS Classifications I & II, but please check HRS article by Dr. Susan Brown, for any updated diet recommendations. 



VEGETABLES AND FRUITS USUALLY TOLERATED BY ADULT RABBITS

HRS Classification I - Higher in oxalic acid, only one per day and avoid sticking to one kind, best to rotate.

HRS Classification II - Lower in oxalic acid.  Fine to feed a variety every day as a staple of your bunny's diet. 

Bolded are high in vitamin A. (Can feed more than one kind a day UNLESS they double as a class I)

  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Apple twigs, leaves, and fruit, but not the seeds!
  • Arugula (II)
  • Asparagus
  • Banana
  • Basil (II)
  • Beet Greens (I)
  • Bell Pepper, Sweet Green
  • Bell Pepper, Sweet Red
  • Blackberry fruit, stems, leaves
  • Blueberry fruit
  • Bok Choy (II)
  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Carrot roots
  • Carrot tops (II)
  • Catnip/catmint
  • Celery
  • Chamomile
  • Chicory (II)
  • Cilantro/Coriander (II)
  • Clover
  • Collards
  • Comfrey
  • Cranberry
  • Cucumber peels
  • Dandelion greens and flowers (II)
  • Daylily flowers
  • Dianthus
  • Dill (II)
  • Eggplant
  • Endive (II)
  • English Daisy
  • Escarole (II)
  • Fennel (II)
  • Frisee Lettuce (II)
  • Grape fruit, leaves, and vines
  • Honeysuckle
  • Jasmine
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Kale (II)
  • Kolrabi
  • Lemon balm
  • Lemon grass
  • Lettuce, green leaf (II)
  • Lettuce, red leaf (II)
  • Lettuce, romaine (II)
  • Lilac
  • Lovage
  • Mango
  • Marigold
  • Marjoram
  • Melon
  • Mint Varieties (II)
  • Mustard greens (I)
  • Nasturtium
  • Okra
  • Orange (no peel)
  • Oregano
  • Pansy
  • Papaya
  • Parsley (I)
  • Parsnip
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Peas, snow (no dried or sweet peas)
  • Pineapple
  • Purslane
  • Radicchio (II)
  • Radish tops (I)
  • Raspberry leaves (II)
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Sage/salvia
  • Spinach (I)
  • Sprouts (I)
  • Squash fruit and flowers
  • Strawberry
  • Sweet woodruff
  • Swiss chard (I)
  • Tarragon, french
  • Thyme
  • Turnip Greens (II)
  • Viola
  • Violet
  • Watercress (II)
  • Wheat Grass (II)
  • Willow

VEGETABLES USUALLY TOLERATED, BUT MORE LIKELY TO CAUSE SOME PROBLEMS IN VERY SENSITIVE RABBITS

  • Beet root
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Radish root
  • Turnip root
     
 
VEGETABLES TO AVOID
  • Avocado
  • Bamboo shoots 
  • Beans, dried
  • Beans, raw: lima, kidney, soy
  • Bracken Fern
  • Cassava
  • Coffee beans and plant
  • Whole corn kernels (can get stuck in intestines) 
  • Grains
  • Lettuce, Iceberg
  • Millet 
  • Nuts
  • Onions
  • Peas, dried
  • Potatoes, including peels
  • Rhubarb
  • Sweet peas
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tea leaves 
  • Whole seeds
OTHER FOODS TO AVOID
  • Most house plants (toxic)
  • Chocolate
  • Refined sugars
  • Yogurt drops
  • Honey/Seed sticks
  • ANYTHING MOLDY!!!
 
NOTES:
  1. Try to serve a mix of three or more vegetables each day.
  2. Any food that is high in sugar, such as fruit, should be served as a treat only: one serving per day, no larger than your thumb.
  3. Flowers from the local nursery probably have pesticides on them. Don’t serve them unless you know they’re organic.
  4. Most rabbits can handle vegetables that are high in calcium or oxalates, as long as the vegetables are served in moderation, and the bunny doesn’t have kidney or urinary tract problems. If you have a healthy rabbit, do not hesitate to serve her wonderful vegetables such as kale, just because they are high in calcium.
  5. Any food that causes diarrhea should be removed from the diet immediately!

 

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