These following blogs will be excerpts from the article, written by Dr. Jay E. Hriez, VMD. All credit goes to Dr. Hriez.
"It is important to know which plants are safe and which plants are toxic since rabbits, by nature, consume mostly plants. The list [below] is meant to serve as a guide for individuals that feed their rabbits plant matter as an addition substrate to their pellets and/or hay.
As you can see, the list is quite long and has quite a few variations. Most rabbit breeders have given an apple slice to their rabbits at some point. The fruit of the apple is non-toxic to rabbits but the seeds, which can contain trace quantities of cyanide, can be deadly if ingested. As many of you know, eating the core of the apple (and thus, the seeds), generally does not affect people at all. Each animal has a unique anatomy and physiology, which will determine how a piece of food is broken down in the body during digestion. The product that these pieces of food are broken down into are the toxic substances and compounds that lead to the signs observed."[NEXT BLOG]
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