Thankfully over the last few years, rabbit owners are starting to take interest again in getting outdoors and providing a healthier diet for their pets.
There are so many benefits to growing and foraging for your rabbits that it’s a must-have skill! Huge financial savings, reduced plastic waste, a healthier diet for your pets, and a great way of focusing on mindfulness for yourself are just a few of the many benefits.
What you will need for foraging
If you are new to foraging, we recommend purchasing ‘Foraging for Rabbits‘ by Twigs Way which is available on the RWAF website. It is very useful as this will help you safely identify suitable plants and avoid those that are dangerous.
You will need:
- Gardening gloves
- A wheel barrow, trug, or large bag
- A mesh tray for drying out winter stock.
How to forage, and what plants are safe?
The most obvious location to start foraging is in yours, your friends or families gardens. Many of the most common plants found in gardens are safe for your pets to eat. Here’s a list of pet-friendly plants. We have a list of safe plants for your rabbits here.
Once you feel confident to spot wild forage then you can take a bag with you when out in public areas, etc. If possible, it is always best to obtain permission to forage on someone’s land.