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  • Writer's pictureKaren A.

Flowering Plants Safe for Rabbits

Updated: May 2

I love seeing all the beautiful spring flowers that are abundant right now. I also enjoy having flowers indoors that can brighten up my sunny windows. Of course, my first thought is - are they safe for the rabbits? Whether you're a seasoned rabbit owner or a new adopter, knowing which plants are safe for them to munch on is essential. Because no matter how careful you are, they will find them, or find leaves or flowers that have fallen to the floor. To help you ensure your indoor plants won't harm your furry friend, let's explore some common plants that are safe for rabbits:


Pansies (Viola tricolor):

Pansies are charming flowering plants that rabbits can safely munch on. Their velvety petals are edible and come in a variety of colors, offering your rabbit a visually appealing snack. Pansies are rich in nutrients like Vitamin A and Vitamin C, making them a healthy choice for your furry friend.


Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): 

Chamomile is a gentle flowering herb that rabbits can enjoy. Its daisy-like flowers have a mild, apple-like flavor and are safe for rabbits to nibble on. Chamomile can also have calming effects, making it a soothing treat for your bunny.



Calendula (Calendula officinalis): 

Calendula, also known as marigold, is a cheerful flowering plant that rabbits can safely eat. Its bright orange or yellow petals are edible and can provide essential nutrients. Calendula flowers are often praised for their anti-inflammatory properties and can be a healthy addition to your rabbit's diet.



Lavender (Lavandula):  Lavender is a fragrant flowering herb that rabbits can enjoy in moderation. Its purple flowers can add visual interest to your garden while offering a subtle floral flavor to your rabbit's meals. Lavender is known for its calming properties and can be a relaxing treat for your furry friend.



Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus):

Sunflowers are not only beautiful to look at but also safe for rabbits to eat. The petals, leaves and stem of sunflowers are edible and can provide essential nutrients. Sunflower petals can add a splash of color to your rabbit's diet and offer a tasty snack.


Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus): 

Nasturtiums are vibrant flowering plants that rabbits can enjoy. Their colorful flowers and round leaves are safe for rabbits to eat and can provide a peppery flavor. Nasturtiums are rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants, making them a healthy choice for your rabbit.


Roses (Rosa): 

Roses are classic flowering plants that rabbits can safely nibble on. Both the petals and leaves of roses are edible, although it's best to remove the thorns before offering them to your rabbit. Roses come in a variety of colors and flavors, offering your bunny a diverse culinary experience.


Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare): 

Fennel is a flowering herb that rabbits can safely consume. Its feathery leaves and yellow flowers are edible and can provide a unique flavor experience for your rabbit. Fennel is also rich in fiber, making it beneficial for your rabbit's digestive health.


When offering flowering plants to your rabbit, it's essential to ensure that they are free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Additionally, introduce new plants gradually to monitor your rabbit's reaction and prevent digestive upset. With careful selection and moderation, flowering plants can enrich your rabbit's diet while adding beauty to their and your environment. Enjoy!


For an expanded list of safe flowers, visit MediRabbit.

 

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