The species is useful in soil stabilization and restoration of disturbed sites. I am by no means the expert on this… but my bun doesn’t really have a bed per say. USDA PLANTS Database. 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. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. Native Americans reportedly used rabbitbrush as a yellow dye, to make a medicinal tea, and for chewing gum. Rabbits don’t care for snakes and will hopefully hop into another yard. 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. It was very small but I know how sensitive bunnies can be. Watch her behavior and her poos. Lots of small nibbles on the remaining leaves. 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. This is the thing. 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. In that case, leave a message asking what you just asked us. I wonder if it feels nice on their teeth. Rubber rabbitbrush attracts a wide array of native insects, including butterflies and small bees. 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!) Full to Part Sun | Zones: 4-8 | Blooms: Late Summer - Early Fall. That's right – this plant is poisonous. You’ll note that many of the most resistant ones have strongly scented stems or leaves, milky sap, abundant thorns or are poisonous. Adorable. You should restrict your pets’ access to questionable plants. Those pics are cute Denise! 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. My bun has also eaten rubbery substances and was fine. 1.5 rubber plant leaves. She was so cute in it!!! Give her a lot of hay to eat and not much else, so she has to eat the hay. 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. Livestock generally forage only lightly on this species and it is considered to be of little value to all classes of livestock. They are herbivores and can make a quick meal of your garden. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. That is soo cute!! That’s why it is crucial to be aware of plants rabbits can’t eat and shouldn’t eat. Follow Up] My adult rabbit just ate approx. Ericameria nauseosa range map. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Rubber rabbitbrush is often found growing along roadsides. I will look for a small cat bed, This Forum and Store have separate secure Sign Ins, 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, You may have received a 2-factor authentication (2FA) email from us on 4/21/2020. Rabbit repellents can be very effective in curbing the year-round browse damge. Young rabbits are curious and tend to sample many plants, even ones reputed to be rabbit-resistant. I guess I should make up my mind…I said rubber and plastic…  I believe it’s actually rubber.. I am trying out a metal loaf pan covered in towels, but its not working out Any rec’s for a small bed? Flowers bloom from August to October as other plants are fading, providing vivid color and a pollen source for insects late in the summer. She loved her loaf pan! 1.5 rubber plant Follow Up] Customer: My adult rabbit just ate approx. The forage value of rubber rabbitbrush varies greatly among subspecies and ecotypes. There’s nothing I can do to change it at this point, but I’m hoping to ease my mind a little. Shrubs are rounded and generally two to five feet tall, but can reach as high as seven feet. The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. Rabbits in the garden can cause a lot of heartache. › Forum › DIET & CARE › bunny ate rubber…should I be worried? 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). 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. Plant these flowers around the borders where rabbits would typically enter into the space. My rabbits have eaten things they shouldn't have, and the only time my current bun, Momo, got sick, was after I was dumb and left a rubber cat brush on the floor. Compounds in rubber rabbitbrush are being evaluated for nematocides, anti-malarial properties, and insect repellents. That was from us, but was premature as the login was not working at that time.Â, bunny ate rubber…should I be worried? !-->, This topic has 11sd replies, 7 voices, and was last updated. The shrubs reproduce via an abundance of small, wind-dispersed seeds and can also sprout from the base. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet.  It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist. Cherry, Jerusalem (Solanium … It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist. 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. Read on for tips on keeping rabbits out of the garden. Just make sure it’s washable. What are we about?  Please read about our Forum Culture and check out the Rules.Â. Rubber rabbitbrush occurs as a dominant to minor component in many plant communities, ranging from arid rangelands to montane openings. 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. Ate all the tips off right to the pad, and was sick for days... then again, she ate about a tablespoon's worth. You may need to bring her in. Rubber rabbitbrush has also been identified as a potential source of biomass and biocrude fuels. As long as she’s pooping and eating, I’m sure she’ll be fine. Rabbits dine out all year. It’s not very noticeable. BB is selling an awesome pet bed now, but anything like that from the petstore would work (a small cat bed). Hopefully this means no issues! 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 can use barriers around a plant that you hope people won’t notice, and you can use barriers that are decorative as well. Growing Conditions: Bright, indirect light and water when the soil is dry to the touch. Rubber rabbitbrush is also known as gray rabbitbrush, or chamisa. Toxicity of the Rubber Tree Plant to Dogs. Rabbits graze a wide range of plants and can cause sufficient damage to kill young trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.   Please Read – IMPORTANT FORUM INFORMATION Â, OUR FORUM IS UP BUT WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF UPDATING AND FIXING THINGS.  SOME THINGS WILL LOOK WEIRD AND/OR NOT BE CORRECT. Other people have just done a small wood house or overturned basket with a small hole for a door. Toodles. The plant also provides cover for small mammals and birds such as jackrabbits and sage grouse. Don’t have a vet? I’d try some different things. I would call my regular vet first thing in the morning, unless your vet has a message machine. Also a lot of water. This perennial shrub is a member of the Aster family (Asteraceae) along with sagebrush, with which it is often found. I think rabbits have a thing for rubber. I think the suggestion of a grass type bed is a good one. They’re sensitive, but I think they’re often able to handle small amounts of weird foods. The plant is not poisonous to children. Haha, those are the cutest pics ever! Smells That Repel Rabbits Rabbits will turn up their twitchy noses at the rotten eggs and garlic stench in pest repellant garden sprays . She seems to be doing just fine today (and was fine last night), eating and drinking as usual…nothing out of the ordinary. Deer-Resistant Plants Now that you know what not to plant, you undoubtedly yearn for information on which plants Bambi won't eat. It is typically distinguished by having whitish to green flexible stems, felt-like matted hairs, and narrow, thread-like grayish-green alternate leaves. I’ve also had the grass huts and my buns loved it, but they eat thru it eventually and it has to be replaced. Plant toxicity is a cause of anxiety to rabbit owners and there are many sources of information that will add to their concerns. 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. … In recent decades, there has been renewed interest in its potential for production of rubber, resins, and other chemicals. I have a household rubber tree plant, if my rabbit eats the dried out leaves is this poisonous for the rabbit. Plants toxic to rabbits may vary in their toxicity levels. The forage value of rubber rabbitbrush varies greatly among subspecies and ecotypes. 3. This is great, grazing on grass is good for your rabbit's digestive system and to keep their teeth in check. Photo by Sarah Malaby. 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. And again it was a very small piece…. A clue into why this plant is resistant to pests is another common name, Wolfsbane (in addition to other "-banes"). Variety Pictured: Aconitum fischeri 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. But, nowadays, several rabbit repellents are manufactured commercially to help gardeners to protect their plants from rabbits and deer. It is one the few native plant species in the Intermountain West that provides habitat for pollinators during the late summer and fall months. 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. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. 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. The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. Parrot cage. WE had to take it away. Rabbitbrush was first tested as a source of high quality rubber during World War II. It also provides cover for mammals and small nesting birds. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. 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 subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The common name refers to the rubber content in the sap, which varies by subspecies. BUNNY 911 – If your rabbit hasn’t eaten or pooped in 12-24 hours, call a vet immediately! Rabbits love to gaze on a juicy patch of grass while they're absentmindedly wandering around. People should not eat plants not grown as food crops. She’s been sleeping in it since she was a baby —it was her bed. Not real ones of course, but fake! Adopt a preventive strategy to keep the pests from damaging your garden and leaving the mess for you to clean up. Making homemade rabbit repellent is a simple, yet effective way to keep rabbits out of your garden. 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. 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. It would surprise me if a crate was made with toxic materials, but it’s possible. Cherries, wild and cultivated-twigs and foliage are fatal, bark, pits. Check out VET RESOURCES. ), it’s easier to point out a few plants rabbits don’t much like. 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. i have a grass hut for her, and all she does is eat it! Children should be taught never to eat non-food crop plants. In 1994, a survey of the feeding habits of rabbits was conducted by Master Gardeners and extension agents in Ohio. What do I do if my baby rabbits just ate a rubber tree leaf.. both babies ate the leaf, almost all of the leaf. 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. So deer and rabbits avoid eating it, but you as the gardener should too. In the summer the animals feed on succulent green plants and in the winter on buds, twigs, and bark of trees and shrubs. The best rabbit resistant plants have one or more of the following characteristics: spiny, rough, hairy, thick, … Lungwort is a very furry plant that most small animals do not like, so rabbits will leave the plant alone. Thanks for your response. 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. Washington DC 20250-1103, Pollinator-Friendly Best Management Practices, Native Plant Material Accomplishment Reports, Fading Gold: The Decline of Aspen in the West, Wildflowers, Part of the Pagentry of Fall Colors, Tall Forb Community of the Intermountain West, Strategic Planning, Budget And Accountability, Recreation, Heritage And Volunteer Resources, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air And Rare Plants. Greens, like kale, dark-leaf lettuces, radish tops, and spring greens, are a safe staple for bunnies. There is no guarantee that any of the plants listed will remain free from damage in all conditions. Here are some more plants that repel rabbits. We are so sad to throw it out, but she started eating it and there was no evidence of pieces! Don’t have a vet? Companion Plantings to Deter Rabbits. 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. Rabbits are small and beautiful creatures. Rather than making lists of plants rabbits eat (it would include most plants! Just found out the Buster bun has been eating her silicone loaf pan. Occasionally, rabbits eat the growing plants in home gardens. Dense stands are often found on degraded rangelands, along roadsides, and in abandoned agricultural fields. Century plant (Agave americana) Ceriman (Monstera deliciosa) Chalice vine-all parts. The numerous flower heads are comprised of 5 tubular disk flowers. Scatter snakes. Plants are distinguished by their whitish stems, linear leaves, and bright yellow flowers. Photo by Sarah Malaby. Mailstop Code: 1103 Check out VET RESOURCES. 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. Belladonna is very toxic though, interestingly, rabbits eat the plant without severe harmful effects (from what we can see). Thanks in advance. Native Americans reportedly used rabbitbrush as a yellow dye, to make a medicinal tea, and for chewing gum. To protect the plant, he installed wire mesh. Poisonous plants vary between animals. In some locations, it can be an important browse species for mule deer, pronghorn, and jackrabbits during fall and winter. 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