Rabbit Safe Summer Treats – spoil your bunny

rabbit safe summer treats

Wow! Summer has hit, and HARD.

Who else is taking it easy on these – often – 30*C+ days? I know I am.

I won’t complain.

Honest.

Rabbit Safe Summer Treats – that are easy to come by!

With summer comes, literally, a ton of fruits, veggies, herbs, and greens. Not only are they all in season, but they’re also a LOT cheaper this time of year compared to winter.

My rabbits love it when I bring them fresh herbs. They’re used to the strong flavours so pretty much nothing fazes them now.

Those include:

  • Comfrey
  • Parsley
  • Marshmallow
  • Plantain
  • Elecampane
  • Oregano
  • Dandelion
  • Cedar branches
  • When I trim our apple trees, fresh apple branches and a few leaves
  • Echinacea
  • Lovage
  • Red raspberry leaves
rabbit safe summer treats

The rabbits also enjoy bolted lettuces – apparently, they don’t mind bitter lettuce – and carrots out of the garden. And kale.

Once the apples come in, they get a few nibbles of those as well.

Since we grow so much ourselves, I rarely have to buy them treats. They also enjoy fresh hay right off the field. (we make our own hay, beautiful stuff)

Safe fruits that are/will be in season soon:

  • Apple
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberry
  • Melon
  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Pears
  • Raspberries

Veggies, Herbs, Greens:

  • Basil
  • Beet greens
  • Bell Peppers (green, red, yellow…)
  • Bok Choy
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Carrot tops
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cilantro
  • Clover
  • Mint
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra leaves
  • Parsley
  • Radish tops
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Squash: Zucchini, Yellow, Butternut, Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Various lettuces No iceberg
rabbit safe summer treats

Best places to find high-quality treats?

Your local farmer’s market, small farmers, and local growers.

Ask about pesticides, sprays, and fertilizers. Rabbits are sensitive creatures and the last thing you want to do is accidentally feed something tainted with harsh chemicals.


What rabbit-safe summer treats do you offer your buns? Do they have favourites? Let me know below!

Enjoy and stay cool 🙂

Megan

Rabbit Safe Summer Treats – spoil your bunny

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