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Comprehensive List of Veggies?

Gah, so I have the list from rabbit.org (including fruit) but there's so much stuff that isn't mentioned. I don't want to make him sick by accident so I come to you asking for the ultimate veggie and fruit list for rabbits.

So far the stuff I want to ask about are turnips, pumpkin, other herbs (rosemary, oregano, etc.), asparagus, suey choy, rhubarb, cucumber, eggplant, kohlrabi, okra, mango, squash, cauliflower, persimmons, edamame, fennel, swiss chard, cabbage, rutabagas, sweet potato, parsnips, and other bell peppers besides green.

If there's anything I missed, feel free to add or take away :/ I would love to give him more stuff in his diet but I don't know if it's safe!


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Naaaaw, I can't edit my post? Well, anyways, nevermind about the list. Rabbitsonline gave me this one:

Rabbit Safe Vegetables:

Alfalfa Sprouts
Artichoke Leaves
Arugula
Asparagus
Baby Sweetcorns (like in stirfry)***
Beet Greens
Beetroot
Bell Peppers (green, yellow, red, orange...)
Bok Choy/Pak Choy
Carrot Greens (tops)
Carrot (limited amount, due to high sugar content)
Celeriac
Celery (cut into small pieces to limit choking on strings)
Cucumber
Chard
Chicory Greens (aka Italian Dandelion... see discussion here )
Clover (WHITE only)
Collard Greens (be cautious, may cause bladder sludge (Kathy Smith))
Dandelion Greens (no pesticides)
Eggplant (purple fruit only; leaves toxic)
Endive
Escarole
Grass (if cut from your own chemical/fertilizer/poisonfree back yard)
Kale
Lettuce (Dark Green/Red Leaf, Butter, Boston, Bibb, or Romaine - NO ICEBERG [no nutritional value, may cause diarrhea])
Mustard Spinach
Nappa/Chinese Cabbage
Okra Leaves
Pak Choy/Bok Choy
Pumpkin
Radicchio
Radish tops (Limited amounts: can cause gas)
Raspberry Leaves
Rhubarb (RED STALKS ONLY – POISONOUS LEAF)
Squash: Yellow, Butternut, Pumpkin, Zucchini
Swiss Chard
Turnip Greens
Watercress
Wheat Grass

SAFE IN MODERATION:

Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Kale
Mustard Greens
Spinach

The best kinds are the leafy kinds, especially the herbs. According to some bunny experts, parsley should be a regular part of any bunny's diet. Try to feed your bunny 1-2 cups of at least three different types of veggies every day. (A rule of thumb I've heard is 2 leafy, 1 crunchy.)

Rabbit Safe Fruit:
(Feed very, very sparingly... Super sugary! Up to 2 tbsp daily) :

Apple (NO core or anything containing seeds, unless all seeds removed)
Apricots (NO PITS)
Banana (fruit and peel)
Blackberry (stem, leaf and fruit)
Blueberries
Carambola
Cherry (NO PITS)
Cranberry
Cucumber
Grapes
Kiwi Fruit
Mango
Nectarine
Orange (NO PEEL- segments only)
Melon (all melons)
Papaya (NO SEEDS)
Peach (NO PITS)
Pear
Pineapple
Plum (NO PITS)
Raspberries (and leaves – astringent)
Starfruit
Strawberries (and leaves)
Tomato (red fruit ONLY; no stems or leaves)
Tangerine (NO PEEL - segments only)
Watermelon


Rabbit-Safe Herbs:

Basil: Lemon, Globe, Thai, Mammoth, Sweet, Genevieve
Borage
Camomile
Caraway
Clover
Chervil
Comfrey
Coriander/Cilantro
Dill: Fernleaf, Mammoth
Fennel
Garden Cress
Groundsel
Lavender (Not for pregnant does; can cause fetal expulsion)
Lemon Balm
Lovage
Marjoram
Mint: Pineapple sage, pineapple mint, apple mint, orange mint, peppermint, lemon thyme, cinnamon basil, lime basil, lemon basil, sweet basil, licorice basil, "licorice mint" (anise hyssop), spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, and basil mint.
Oregano
Peppermint
Parsley: Curly and Flat-Leaf
Rosemary
Sage: Pineapple is quite good
Salad Burnet / Small Burnet
Summer Savory
Tarragon
Thyme

Non-Rabbit Safe Foods:

Potato and Sweet potato
Cassava
Bamboo shoots
Maize
Lima beans
Millet
Bracken fern
Tea leaves
Coffee plants
Rhubarb leaves
Raw lima, kidney or soy beans
Onions
Citrus peels
Corn
Iceberg lettuce

Corn, fresh or dried, is NOT safe for rabbits. The hull of corn kernels is indigestible to rabbits. The hulls can cause major impactions in rabbits digestive systems which can lead to death.

I think it's a pretty comprehensive list. I don't know if anything's missing, if you think it is feel free to add something ^^


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This should be made sticky!! It's very thorough, thanks!!
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Rabbits can have squash?! Awesome! Dudley is brumating and he isnt eating veggies anymore, so I wont have to throw his squash out now



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If I could put the list in my first post it would make an awesome sticky.

I don't think anything's missing. Well, except maybe suey choy and some weirder veggies.


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