Poisonous food and plants for small pets

There are several foods and plants that can be poisonous to small animals. Take a look at our list below of foods and plants to avoid.

Avoid these foods and plants:

  • Lettuce and many fruits, are the most common cause for loose faeces in rabbits – and have limited nutritional value.
  • Carrots are ok in small amounts, but are extremely fattening.
  • Pet shop treats such as yoghurt drops, chew bars etc are very fattening and can contribute to poor dental health.
  • Avocado
  • Ragwort
  • Ivy
  • Privet
  • Holly
  • Yew
  • Hemlock
  • Wild garlic
  • Lords and ladies – common in damp or woody areas.
  • Any plants with bulbs
  • Buttercup leaves and flowers can cause extreme discomfort and in some cases be fatal
  • Foxglove
  • Nightshade
  • House plants such as the spider and rubber plant
  • Potatoes

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