Don’t Feed Your Rabbits These! Toxic Plants and Foods

There are many plants and foods that are toxic to rabbits or extremely unhealthy to the point of where they just shouldn’t be offered. Most processed foods for humans will not be accepted by a rabbit’s digestive system. It is not worth the risk to feed them something that you are unsure of, you may poison your rabbit and you may be faced with a huge vet bill so stick to the safe stuff and always check what you feed your bunnies. If you have young children, make sure they understand the consequences of feeding a rabbit something that is not good for them. Do not give young children the responsibility of feeding a rabbit unless they are very responsible. To see what rabbits can eat, check out this post.

The list I provide here came from several sources which are supplied at the end of this article. This list is not conclusive, just because something is not on this list does not mean it is safe.

·         A

o   Almond

o   Aloe

o   Amaryllis

o   American Elder

o   Anemoneavocado

o   Angel’s Trumpet

o   Apple Seeds

o   Apricot – all parts but fruit

o   Asparagus Fern

o   Aquilegia

o   Autumn Crocus

o   Avocado

·         B

o   Basalm Pear

o   Baneberry

o   Begonia

o   Betel-nut Plum

o   Bird of Paradise

o   Bitter Cherry Seeds

o   Bittersweet

o   Black Nightshade

o   Black Walnut Hulls

o   Bloodroot

o   Bluebonnet

o   Blue Flag Iris

o   Buttercup Leaves

o   Black Lotus

o   Box Wood

o   Bracken Fern

o   Broom Sankewood

o   Buckeye Seeds

o   Buck Thorn

o   Bull Nettle

o   Buxus

·         C

o   Caladium

o   Calendula

o   Calico Bush

o   California Rose-baby

o   Canada Nettle

o   Canada Yew

o   Candelabra Cactus

o   Cardinal Flower

o   Carnation

o   Carolina Jessamine

o   Castor Bean

o   Celastrus

o   Cherry tree – all parts but fruit

o   Chinaberry Tree

o   Chinese Bellflower

o   Chinese Lanternchocolate

o   Chinese Evergreen

o   Chocolate

o   Choke Cherry – Seeds

o   Christmas Candle – Sap

o   Christmas Rose

o   Chrysanthemum

o   Clematis

o   Climbing Nightshade

o   Cocklebur

o   Coffee bean

o   Cone Flower

o   Coral Plant – seeds

o   Cordatum

o   Corn Plant

o   Corydalis

o   Crocus

o   Croton

o   Cyclamen  C

·         D

o   Daffodil – bulb

o   Daisy

o   Daphne – bark and berries

o   Datura – berries

o   Deadly Amanita

o   Deadly Nightshade

o   Death Camas

o   Delphinium

o   Devil’s Backbone

o   Dieffenbachia – leaves

o   Dogbane

o   Dutchman Breeches

·         E

o   Elderberry – unripe berries, stem and roots

o   Elephant Ear – leaves and stems

o   English Bluebell

o   English Holly

o   English Ivy

o   English Laurel

o   European Buckthorn

o   European Elder

o   European Spindletree

·         F

o   False Hellebore

o   False Henbane

o   False Parsley

o   Fireweed

o   Flamingo Lily

o   Florida Beauty

o   Flowering Maple

o   Fly Honeysuckle

o   Foxglove – seeds and leaves

·         G

o   Garden Sorrel

o   Garlic

o   Geranium

o   Ghostweed

o   Giant Hogweed

o   Giant Touch-me-not

o   Gladiola

o   Golden Bean

o   Golden Chain

o   Golden Pothos

o   Golden Trumper

o   Greasewood

o   Green Gold

o   Guelder-rose

·         H

o   Hawaiian Ti

o   Hemlock

o   Henbane – seeds

o   Hogwart

o   Holly – berries

o   Horse chestnut – nuts and twigs

o   Horsetail Reed

o   Hurricane Plant

o   Hyacinth – bulb

o   Hydrangea

·         I

o   Iceland Poppy

o   Impatiens

o   Indian Hemp

o   Indian Rubber

o   Indian Turnip

o   Indigo

o   Inkberry

o   Iris

o   Ivy

·         J

o   Jack-in-the-pulpit

o   Japanese Euonymus

o   Japanese Wisteria

o   Japanese Yew

o   Jasmine

o   Java Bean – uncooked

o   Jerusalem Cherry – berries

o   Jessamine

o   Jimsom weed – leaves and seeds

o   Johnson Grass

o   Jonquil

o   Juniper – needles, stem and berries

·         K

o   Kaffir Lily

·         L

o   Laburnum

o   Lace Fern

o   Lacy Tree Philodendron

o   Lady Slipper

o   Larkspur

o   Laurel

o   Laurel cherry

o   Lily – all types

o   Lobelia

o   Locoweed

o   Lords and Ladies

o   Lupine

·         M

o   Macadamia Nut

o   Mangomango

o   Marbel Queen

o   Marsh Marigold

o   MayApple

o   Meadow Saffron

o   Medicine Plant

o   Mesquite

o   Mexican Breadfruit

o   Mescal Bean – seeds

o   Milk Bush

o   Milkweed

o   Mistletoe (berries)

o   Mock Orange – fruit

o   Monkshood – leaves and root

o   Moonflower

o   Moonseed

o   Morning-glory

o   Mother-in-law

o   Motherwort

o   Mountain Laurel

·         N

o   Nandina

o   Narcissus – bulbs

o   Nephytis

o   Nicotania

o   Nightshades – berries and leaves

o   Nutmeg

·         O

o   Oak – acorns and foliage

o   Oleander – leaves, branches and nectar

o   Onion

o   Opium Poppy

o   Oriental Poppy

o   Oxalis

·         P

o   Panda

o   Patience plant

o   Pawpaw

o   Peach – leaves, twigs and seeds

o   Pear – seeds

o   Peony

o   Periwinkle

o   Peruvian Lily

o   Peyote

o   Philodendron

o   Pin cherry

o   Plum – seeds

o   Plumose Fern

o   Poinsettia – leaves and flowers

o   Poison Hemlock

o   Poison ivy

o   Poison Oak

o   Poison Sumac

o   Pokeweed

o   Ponderosa Pine

o   Poppy

o   Potato – eyes, raw shoots and green parts

o   Precatory Bean

o   Prickly Comfrey

o   Primrose

o   Primula

o   Privet

·         Q

o   Queensland Nut

·         R

o   Radishradish

o   Ranunculus

o   Red clover

o   Red Oak

o   Red Princess

o   Rhododendron

o   Rhubarb – leaves

o   Ribbon plant

o   Rosary Peas – seeds

·         S

o   Sago  Palm Schafflera

o   Sennabean

o   Sensitive Fern

o   Shamrock Plant

o   Sheep Laurel

o   Showy Sedum

o   Siberian Scilla

o   Silky Lupine

o   Skunk Cabbage

o   Smooth Pigweed

o   Snake Palm

o   Sneezeweed

o   Snowdrop

o   Solomon’s Seal

o   Spindleberry

o   Star of Bethleham

o   Stinkweed

o   Sun Spurge

o   Sweet Pea – seeds and fruit

·         T

o   Tall manna grass

o   Tansy

o   Thornapple

o   Thuja

o   Toadstools

o   Tomato – leaves, vines

o   Tree-of-heaven

o   Tree Philodendron

o   Tulip – bulb

·         U

o   Umbrella Plant

·         V

o   Velvety Goldenrod

o   Vinca

o   Virginia Creeper – berries and sap

·         W

o   Walnuts –hulls and green shells

o   White Camas

o   White Clover

o   White Oak

o   Wild Indigo

o   Wild Mustard

o   Wisteria

o   Wood-rose

·         Y

o   Yellow Jessamine

o   Yew – needles, seed and berries

o   Yucca


Fox, Sue (2009). Rabbits. Intepret Publishing.

About Pets (2009). House Rabbit Manual and Reference Guide. Welzo Media Productions.

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