Rabbits LOVE fresh food, but not all fresh food is the most rabbit friendly.
My rabbits eat a lot of weeds out of my garden, and to my sister's chagrin, I'll even grow weeds for the rabbits.
This morning I was struggling with finding the right name for a common weed the rabbits love so I went searching for what it was called and discovered this great site for ONTARIO weeds.
Seriously.. it's a great site.
It gives common and Latin name, provides plenty of images, and has a search feature. It will be a great site for me to refer people to if they don't know what prickly lettuce is.
Mind.. people will still need to research if it's safe for bunnies, but if you know the true name, it makes it easier to do the research.
Take for instance one of my favourite weeds: Prickly Lettuce.
Then at the bottom they have pictures taken of different stages of the plants life.
Why do I love prickly lettuce?
1. It's a thistle type plant which rabbits love
2. it's great to give to bunnies who are starting to struggle with gut issues.
3. it grows REALLY easily. I started with one plant five years ago and now it crops up everywhere. :)
4. It keeps coming back when I cut it back for feeding.