To protect the plant, he installed wire mesh. Rubber rabbitbrush has also been identified as a potential source of biomass and biocrude fuels. That was from us, but was premature as the login was not working at that time.Â, bunny ate rubber…should I be worried? But, nowadays, several rabbit repellents are manufactured commercially to help gardeners to protect their plants from rabbits and deer. Castor bean (Ricinus communis)-seeds are fatal, leaves. Just make sure it’s washable. Rabbits don’t especially like clematis, but the baby rabbits don’t know what is good to eat, so they chomp on everything, he said. The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. A number of animals, including rabbits, dogs, cats, chipmunks, skunks, squirrels, muskrats, moles and woodchucks, dig into mulched flowerbeds, spreading mulch all over and damaging contained flowers. I had gotten her a hideaway hut made of grass (Peters brand, all safe) but she’s almost chewed apart the entire bottom about a month later … so I’m not sure that’s her bed anymore haha. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Haha, those are the cutest pics ever! Rabbits don’t care for snakes and will hopefully hop into another yard. Photo by Sarah Malaby. I think the suggestion of a grass type bed is a good one. Plant these flowers around the borders where rabbits would typically enter into the space. I think rabbits have a thing for rubber. The common name refers to the rubber content in the sap, which varies by subspecies. The forage value of rubber rabbitbrush varies greatly among subspecies and ecotypes. I would call my regular vet first thing in the morning, unless your vet has a message machine. Livestock generally forage only lightly on this species and it is considered to be of little value to all classes of livestock. You may need to bring her in. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet.Â It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist. The plant is not poisonous to children. She was so cute in it!!! I wonder if it feels nice on their teeth. I’ve also had the grass huts and my buns loved it, but they eat thru it eventually and it has to be replaced. Anyhow, I seem to worry about everything since this is still a new thing to me. Rabbits dine out all year. Scatter snakes. They are herbivores and can make a quick meal of your garden. Funnily enough Bilbo loves it, and has in the past gotten into my handbag and eaten more than half of one of those rubber bracelet things (like the ones for charities) and remote control buttons and whatever else he can sniff out with rubber on. Here are some more plants that repel rabbits. You can tell when rabbits, not deer, have been chewing on your plants because rabbits make clean, 45-degree cuts in young stems and can reach only approximately 3 feet high. Before I get down to some useful tips and thoughts on the subject, I shall hit the mainthing by giving you the list of those plants. The shrubs reproduce via an abundance of small, wind-dispersed seeds and can also sprout from the base. Thanks for your response. That’s why it is crucial to be aware of plants rabbits can’t eat and shouldn’t eat. 3. … Some plants harmful to rabbits have a collective effect and poisoning may not be immediately noticeable until too late. The best rabbit resistant plants have one or more of the following characteristics: spiny, rough, hairy, thick, … Dense stands are often found on degraded rangelands, along roadsides, and in abandoned agricultural fields. 1.5 rubber plant Follow Up] Customer: My adult rabbit just ate approx. USDA PLANTS Database. Rabbits prefer young, tender shoots and are particularly fond of lettuce, beans, and broccoli. !-->, This topic has 11sd replies, 7 voices, and was last updated. What do I do if my baby rabbits just ate a rubber tree leaf.. both babies ate the leaf, almost all of the leaf. The deep root system establishes quickly and plants produce large quantities of leaf litter, helping to bring nutrients to the soil surface from the deeper rooting profile. In 1994, a survey of the feeding habits of rabbits was conducted by Master Gardeners and extension agents in Ohio. › Forum › DIET & CARE › bunny ate rubber…should I be worried? Variety Pictured: Aconitum fischeri How to protect your plants from pesky rabbits Sue Kittek, Special to The Morning Call Q: Some years ago I read about a mixture of hot pepper and water to prevent rabbits from eating plants. It was very small but I know how sensitive bunnies can be. Photo by Sarah Malaby. They tend to avoid the following plants unless they are starving. There’s nothing I can do to change it at this point, but I’m hoping to ease my mind a little. Don’t have a vet? You can use barriers around a plant that you hope people won’t notice, and you can use barriers that are decorative as well. Rubber rabbitbrush is also known as gray rabbitbrush, or chamisa. However,they can wreak havoc on your garden. Shrubs are rounded and generally two to five feet tall, but can reach as high as seven feet. i have a grass hut for her, and all she does is eat it! The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. Get some rubber snakes from the dollar store and scatter them into the garden. Thanks in advance. Flowers bloom from August to October as other plants are fading, providing vivid color and a pollen source for insects late in the summer. Don’t assume that since a bird, squirrel or pig ate a plant with no problems, others (human or rabbit) can do the same. When the plant fully grows, it can reach 14 inches in height. Making homemade rabbit repellent is a simple, yet effective way to keep rabbits out of your garden. I hope it’s just her age, but she loves to chew and eat everything..so I have to be very careful what I leave out. Photo by Sarah Malaby. It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist. Check out VET RESOURCES. What are we about?Â Please read about our Forum Culture and check out the Rules.Â. I am by no means the expert on this… but my bun doesn’t really have a bed per say. My bun has also eaten rubbery substances and was fine. Buy it: Peperomia Obtusifolia – 4 inch, $15.99, Amazon.. Cat lovers should know that baby rubber plant, pepper face, or American rubber plant is non-toxic to cats.Therefore, it is a perfect houseplant to have, especially for those with cats that tend to nibble greeneries from time to time. BUNNY 911 – If your rabbit hasn’t eaten or pooped in 12-24 hours, call a vet immediately! 1400 Independence Ave., SW Ornamental: The attractive, late-blooming flowers, silvery-green foliage, and drought tolerance of rubber rabbitbrush make it a desirable plant for low maintenance and sustainable landscaping. Native Americans reportedly used rabbitbrush as a yellow dye, to make a medicinal tea, and for chewing gum. Toxicity of the Rubber Tree Plant to Dogs. You should restrict your pets’ access to questionable plants. Flowers they like to nibble include gazanias, marigolds, pansies, and petunias. Growing Conditions: Bright, indirect light and water when the soil is dry to the touch. She loved her loaf pan! The species name “nauseosa” refers to the smell given off when the leaves or flowers are crushed, described as pineapple-like by some and foul and rubbery by others. The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited.Â The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. Dedicate one bed or more to plants your rabbit loves to eat. We are so sad to throw it out, but she started eating it and there was no evidence of pieces! I guess I should make up my mind…I said rubber and plastic… I believe it’s actually rubber.. This page provides some choices of plants that are relatively resistant to rabbits. As long as she’s pooping and eating, I’m sure she’ll be fine. It thrives in poor conditions, and can tolerate coarse, alkaline soils. Rabbitbrush was first tested as a source of high quality rubber during World War II. However, if anyone is more experienced with rubber being ingested, please reply if you think it is more serious and something more immediate needs to be done. Full to Part Sun | Zones: 4-8 | Blooms: Late Summer - Early Fall. So I’m not a regular on here, but about a month ago I got a holland lop, she’s currently 4 months old…and since that found this site (and have found it to be very helpful!) Toodles. Ericameria nauseosa range map. In that case, leave a message asking what you just asked us. Cherries, wild and cultivated-twigs and foliage are fatal, bark, pits. Not real ones of course, but fake! Rubber rabbitbrush is highly variable, with several different subspecies located throughout the western United States. 1.5 rubber plant leaves. Some of those weaved baskets, even tote type bags, can be quite soft and flexible so it may feel a bit like her silicon bed. Adopt a preventive strategy to keep the pests from damaging your garden and leaving the mess for you to clean up. I put her travel crate in her play area today to give her something extra to play with and I just noticed her chewing on the latch on the door and that part of the rubber had been bitten off. In the summer the animals feed on succulent green plants and in the winter on buds, twigs, and bark of trees and shrubs. This is the thing. Watch her behavior and her poos. Compounds in rubber rabbitbrush are being evaluated for nematocides, anti-malarial properties, and insect repellents. Smells That Repel Rabbits Rabbits will turn up their twitchy noses at the rotten eggs and garlic stench in pest repellant garden sprays . I hope you’re able to find something else that she loves just as much ð. Lungwort is a very furry plant that most small animals do not like, so rabbits will leave the plant alone. 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Rubber rabbitbrush is also gaining popularity as an ornamental; the white/gray foliage, abundant flowering, and tolerance for poor conditions makes it well suited for desert landscaping. With their puffy little tails and fuzzy ears rabbits are the essence of cute and cuddly. Hopefully this means no issues! People should not eat plants not grown as food crops. - Answered by a verified Veterinarian. Rabbits graze a wide range of plants and can cause sufficient damage to kill young trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. What a funny girl she is! The staple of a rabbit’s diet is grass hay, but they will be thrilled if you supplement it with fresh fruit and vegetables. It also provides cover for mammals and small nesting birds. This perennial shrub is a member of the Aster family (Asteraceae) along with sagebrush, with which it is often found. Rubber rabbitbrush is often found growing along roadsides. It would surprise me if a crate was made with toxic materials, but it’s possible. There is no guarantee that any of the plants listed will remain free from damage in all conditions. She’s been sleeping in it since she was a baby —it was her bed. Ate all the tips off right to the pad, and was sick for days... then again, she ate about a tablespoon's worth. Fortunately, some plants are usually ignored by browsing rabbits. US Forest Service, FM-RM-VE Parrot cage. It would easy if plants could be classified as ‘poisonous’ or ‘non-poisonous. Plant toxicity is a cause of anxiety to rabbit owners and there are many sources of information that will add to their concerns. Mailstop Code: 1103 Though they rarely do as much damage as deer, woodchucks or raccoons, that's little comfort when they've munched your peas and eaten the buds off your lilies. Rubber rabbitbrush occurs as a dominant to minor component in many plant communities, ranging from arid rangelands to montane openings. It is one the few native plant species in the Intermountain West that provides habitat for pollinators during the late summer and fall months. Poisonous plants and your rabbit. Those pics are cute Denise! It’s not very noticeable. Cherry, Jerusalem (Solanium … I’d try some different things. I mean, don’t let them EAT it-but no -I don’t think they’ll be an issue at all My buns have eaten many rubber remote control buttons and I know I’m not the only one with naughty buns… Glad everything looks good though. BB is selling an awesome pet bed now, but anything like that from the petstore would work (a small cat bed). I’m glad your bun is doing ok! Rubber rabbitbrush attracts a wide array of native insects, including butterflies and small bees. And you shall find it on the next Grumpy Gardener appearing Wednesday, June 15. Rabbits can cause extensive damage to flowers and vegetables in the home garden. The term "rubber tree" applies to a wide range of plants, and, although some of these plants are benign, others are extremely toxic to dogs. Rabbit repellents can be very effective in curbing the year-round browse damge. Sorry for the long rambling, but the point is, should I be overly concerned? Adorable. YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED.Â We are not fully ready to answer questions in a timely manner as we are not officially open, but we will do our best.Â, BUNNY 911 –Â If your rabbit hasn’t eaten or pooped in 12-24 hours, call a vet immediately! Read on for tips on keeping rabbits out of the garden. It will bloom blue, pink, or white flowers in the early spring, and it will require at least partial shade … I hesitate giving her much else since she seems to chew on and/or eat everything at this point, so I want everything to be safe to be ingested just in case. Rather than making lists of plants rabbits eat (it would include most plants! I have a household rubber tree plant, if my rabbit eats the dried out leaves is this poisonous for the rabbit. Children should be taught never to eat non-food crop plants. Don’t have a vet? Other people have just done a small wood house or overturned basket with a small hole for a door. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. Rabbits love to gaze on a juicy patch of grass while they're absentmindedly wandering around. Flower heads are made up of 5 small, yellow, tubular flowers, and are arranged in dense, rounded or flat-topped clusters at the ends of the branches. The plant also provides cover for small mammals and birds such as jackrabbits and sage grouse. Occasionally, rabbits eat the growing plants in home gardens. Check out VET RESOURCES. Young rabbits are curious and tend to sample many plants, even ones reputed to be rabbit-resistant. Bunnies may nibble on plants that a deer won't touch, but in general, the list of rabbit repellant plants strongly overlaps with the list of deer-resistant plants. Unfortunately, this is not the case, which is why there are long lists of plants that ‘could be poisonous’ that are unnecessarily alarming to rabbit owners. Belladonna is very toxic though, interestingly, rabbits eat the plant without severe harmful effects (from what we can see). Poisonous plants vary between animals. I am trying out a metal loaf pan covered in towels, but its not working out Any rec’s for a small bed? Companion Plantings to Deter Rabbits. Also a lot of water. From this survey, preliminary lists of plants that are moderately to severely damaged by rabbits and those plants … Century plant (Agave americana) Ceriman (Monstera deliciosa) Chalice vine-all parts. Deer-Resistant Plants Now that you know what not to plant, you undoubtedly yearn for information on which plants Bambi won't eat. I would remove the crate, and possibly put her in her cage for the night. They’re sensitive, but I think they’re often able to handle small amounts of weird foods. The forage value of rubber rabbitbrush varies greatly among subspecies and ecotypes. Plants are distinguished by their whitish stems, linear leaves, and bright yellow flowers. The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. There are many species of wild rabbit found in the Leporidae family, and virtually all of them will readily feast on garden plants, ranging from herbs and vegetables to shrubs and even the bark of trees. They will devour tender shoots in spring and gnaw through bark in the winter. In recent decades, there has been renewed interest in its potential for production of rubber, resins, and other chemicals. So deer and rabbits avoid eating it, but you as the gardener should too. Plants toxic to rabbits may vary in their toxicity levels. And again it was a very small piece…. Eating small amounts of any part of the plant can lead to a cat's death from kidney failure if not treated by a veterinarian within 18 hours. That is soo cute!! The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. Give her a lot of hay to eat and not much else, so she has to eat the hay. She seems to be doing just fine today (and was fine last night), eating and drinking as usual…nothing out of the ordinary. Rabbits can be a severe nuisance to gardeners and homeowners since they can devastate vegetable gardens and kill all types of ornamental plants, shrubs, and flowers. It is typically distinguished by having whitish to green flexible stems, felt-like matted hairs, and narrow, thread-like grayish-green alternate leaves. She’ll still sit in it though, and I’ve since put 2 grass mats (same peters brand) in her cage and she likes laying on those too. Â Please Read – IMPORTANT FORUM INFORMATION Â, OUR FORUM IS UP BUT WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF UPDATING AND FIXING THINGS.Â SOME THINGS WILL LOOK WEIRD AND/OR NOT BE CORRECT. If she is eating and pooping with no sign of stress, then it probably will pass through her system with the help of the hay. That is, until they start eating a garden or landscaped yard. ), it’s easier to point out a few plants rabbits don’t much like. Rabbits are small and beautiful creatures. Although rabbits don’t jump they do dig, so block that pathway by burying the lowest 3-6 inches fencing underground and angle it away from the plants. Lots of small nibbles on the remaining leaves. You’ll note that many of the most resistant ones have strongly scented stems or leaves, milky sap, abundant thorns or are poisonous. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. World War II the plant was studied as a substitute for commercial rubber, and currently it is a small commercial rubber source (Utah State University 2009). Native Americans reportedly used rabbitbrush as a yellow dye, to make a medicinal tea, and for chewing gum. The numerous flower heads are comprised of 5 tubular disk flowers. Just found out the Buster bun has been eating her silicone loaf pan. In some locations, it can be an important browse species for mule deer, pronghorn, and jackrabbits during fall … Greens, like kale, dark-leaf lettuces, radish tops, and spring greens, are a safe staple for bunnies. In some locations, it can be an important browse species for mule deer, pronghorn, and jackrabbits during fall and winter. WE had to take it away. The species is useful in soil stabilization and restoration of disturbed sites. A clue into why this plant is resistant to pests is another common name, Wolfsbane (in addition to other "-banes"). This is great, grazing on grass is good for your rabbit's digestive system and to keep their teeth in check. Follow Up] My adult rabbit just ate approx.
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