Basil's Garden, a list of safe & toxic plants for bunnies!

Bunny Safe Foods

A - C
  • Acacia: no food value, but twigs can be entertainment
  • Alfalfa: fresh or hay
  • Apples: all parts except seeds
  • Artichoke (jerusalem)
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Basil
  • Beans and bean vines (not soybean)
  • Beets: both top and root of regular, sugar, or mangel
  • Bermuda grass
  • Blackberry (leaves,stems & fruit)
  • Blueberry
  • Bluegrasses, including Canadian
  • Bread: dry, or soaked in milk
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Buckwheat
  • Cabbage: some is okay, too much may cause goiter
  • Cantalope (not skin)
  • Caraway
  • Carpet grass
  • Carrot: root and tops.
  • Celery ( just a little at a time)
  • Cereals (if fat-free and fresh)
  • Chard
  • Cheeseweed (malva)
  • Chicories
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Clovers: any but sweet clover
  • Collard Greens
  • Coltsfoot
  • Corn: fresh or dried ears, fresh or dried stalks.
  • Cow Parsnip
  • Crabgrass
  • Cucumber
D - L
  • Dandelion
  • Dill
  • Dogwood
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Fescue: red, etc.
  • Filaree (stork's bill)
  • Grains: all types, unless dirty, damp, or moldy
  • Grapes (cut up)
  • Grapefruit: all parts (don't feed too much)
  • Grass: Lawn clippings, grass grains, as long as they carry no insecticides & are fresh
  • Green peppers
  • Hazelnut leave
  • Honey Dew melon (not skin)
  • Jerusalem artichokes: tops, stems, or roots Kale
  • Kentucky bluegrass
  • Knotgrass
  • Kohlrabi: all parts of plant okay
  • Kudzu
  • Lavender
  • Lettuce: all kinds - personal note: be aware that iceberg lettuce can cause problems. Feed VERY limited amounts.
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lespedeza
  • Lilac
M - R
  • Malva (cheeseweed)
  • Marigold
  • Marjoram
  • Meadow fescue
  • Milk: fresh or sour, as well as milk products
  • Millet: foxtail and Japanese
  • Milo
  • Mint
  • Mustard greens
  • Napier grass
  • Oats
  • Oranges: all parts (don't feed too much)
  • Orchard grass
  • Panicgrass
  • Papaya (no seeds)
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Peas and pea vines
  • Peach (No seed)
  • Pear (No seeds)
  • Pineapple
  • Plantain
  • Poplar
  • Potato: but, not peelings, sprouts or leaves!
  • Prairie grass
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish Tops
  • Raspberry (leaves, stems, fruit)
  • Redtop grass
  • Rhodes grass
  • Root vegetables
  • Rye, rye grass, and Italian rye grass
S - Z
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Sheep sorrel
  • Sorghum grains
  • Spinach: in limited amount
  • Sprouted grains
  • Strawberry
  • Sudan grass
  • Sumac
  • Sunflower: leaves, stalks, or seeds
  • Sweet potatoes: vines or tubers
  • Swiss chard: in limited amount
  • Timothy
  • Tomato (Fruit and must be ripe)
  • Turkey mullein
  • Turnips: all parts of plant
  • Vetch
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon
  • Wheat
  • Willow
  • Zucchini

Toxic Foods

A - C
  • Agave (leaves)
  • Air plant
  • Almond
  • Aloe
  • Amanita
  • Amaranth
  • Amaryllis (bulbs)
  • American yew
  • Andromeda
  • Anemone
  • Angel's Trumpet
  • Apple (seeds)
  • Apricot (all parts except fruit)
  • Arrowgrass
  • Arum lily
  • Asian Lilly (Liliaceous)
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Australian Nut
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Avacadi (leaves)
  • Azakea (leaves)
  • Balsam pear (seed, outer rind of fruit)
  • Baneberry (berries & root)
  • Barbados lilly
  • Begonia
  • Betel-nut Palm
  • Bird of Paradise (seeds)
  • Bitter cherry (seeds)
  • Bittersweet (American & European)
  • Blacken fern
  • Black Nightshade
  • Black Walnut (hulls)
  • Bloodroot
  • Bluebonnet
  • Black locust (seeds, bark, sprouts, foliage)
  • Blue-green Algae (some forms toxic)
  • Boxwood (twigs & leaves)
  • Boston Ivy
  • Branching Ivy
  • Bracken Fern
  • Broomcorn grass
  • Broad bean
  • Bromweed
  • Buckeye (seeds)
  • Buddhist Pine
  • Burdock
  • Buttercup (leaves, sap, bulbs)
  • Buckthorn (berries fruit & bark)
  • Bull Nettle
  • Caladiur (leaves)
  • Calla Lily (rhizome, leaves)
  • Castor Bean (seeds,leaves, castor oil)
  • Cactus Thorn
  • Caladium
  • Calendula
  • Calico bush
  • Carnation
  • Carolina Jessamine
  • Cacao
  • Camelbush
  • Candelabra Tree
  • Cardinal
  • Celastrus
  • Ceriman (aka: cut leaf Philodendron)
  • Chalice vine
  • Cherry Tree (bark, leaves, twigs, pits)
  • Charming Diffenbachia
  • Chinaberry Tree
  • China Doll
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Chinese Bellflower
  • Chinese Lantern
  • Chokecherry leaves or pits
  • Christmas Rose
  • Christmas Candle
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Cineraria
  • Clematis
  • Climbing Nightshade
  • Cordatum
  • Corn Plant (aka: cornstalk Plant)
  • Cockle bun
  • Coffee
  • Coffee bean
  • Coral plant & seeds
  • Coriander
  • Cotton bush
  • Cow slip
  • Coyotillo
  • Comfrey
  • Cone Flower
  • Cowbane
  • Crown of thorns
  • Cut leaf Philodendron (aka: Ceriman)
  • Cutleaf
  • Cuban Laurel
  • Cycads
  • Cyclamen
D - J
  • Daffodil (bulbs)
  • Daisy
  • Day Lily
  • Daphne
  • Datura
  • Deadly Amanita
  • Death Cantus
  • Deadly Amanita
  • Deadly Nightshade
  • Devil's Ivy
  • Delphinium
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dragon Tree
  • Dutchman's Breeches
  • Dumb Cane
  • Easter Lily
  • Eggplant (Fruit is OK)
  • Elderberry
  • Elephant Ear
  • Emerald Feather (aka: Emerald fern)
  • English Laurel
  • English Yew
  • English Ivy
  • Ergot
  • Eucalyptus
  • Eponymous
  • False Hellebore
  • False Henbane
  • False Parsley
  • Felt plant
  • Fire thorn
  • Fireweed
  • Fiddle Leaf
  • Fireweed
  • Flamingo Plant
  • Florida Beauty
  • Flowering Maple
  • Flowering Tobacco
  • Flame tree
  • Four O'clock
  • Foxglove
  • Fruit Salad Plant
  • Garden Sorrel
  • Geranium
  • German Ivy
  • Ghost weed
  • Giant Touch-me-not
  • Glacier Ivy
  • Gladiolas
  • Glory Lily
  • Gold Dust
  • Gold Diefenbachia
  • Golden Chain
  • Golden Pothos
  • Goldenrod
  • Green Gold
  • Glottidum
  • Ground Cherry
  • Hemlock, poison/water
  • Hahn's self branchin
  • Hahn's Ivy
  • Hairy Vetch
  • Hart Ivy
  • Hawaiian Ti
  • Heartleaf Philodendron
  • Heavenly Bamboo
  • Heliotrope
  • Hemlock
  • Henbane
  • Hogwart
  • Holly
  • Honeysuckle
  • Horehound
  • Horse bean
  • Horse chestnut
  • Horsetail
  • Horsehead Philodendron
  • Horsetail Reed
  • Hurricane Plant
  • Hyacinth (blub)
  • Hydrangea
  • Inpatients
  • Indian Hemp
  • Indian Turnip
  • Indian licorice
  • Iris
  • Inkberry
  • Indigo
  • Ivy (Boston & English berrys & leaves)
  • Jack in the pulpit
  • Japanese Euonymus
  • Japanese Show lily
  • Japanese Yew
  • Jasmine
  • Java bean
  • Jerusalem cherry
  • Jessamine
  • Jimsonweed
  • Johnson grass
  • Jonquil
  • Juniper
K - P
  • Kakanchoe
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Laburmurn (all parts)
  • Lace Fern
  • Lace Tree
  • Lady Slipper
  • Lantana
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Laurel Cherry
  • Leucotomy
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lima bean (uncooked)
  • Libelia
  • Lobelia
  • Locoweed
  • Lords and Ladies
  • Lupine
  • Macadamia Nut
  • Madagascar
  • Malaga
  • Marbel Queen
  • Marijuana
  • Marsh Marigold
  • Manachineel Tree
  • Mandrake
  • Mauna Loa Peace lily
  • Marble Queen
  • Maternity plant
  • May apple (fruit is OK)
  • Meadow Saffiron
  • Medicine Plant
  • Mesquite
  • Mescal bean (seeds)
  • Meadow saffron
  • Mexican Poppy
  • Mexican Breadfruit
  • Mistletoe
  • Milk Bush
  • Milk vetch
  • Milk weed
  • Miner's lettuce
  • Mistletoe
  • Mock orange
  • Mold
  • Monkshood (leaves, roots)
  • Moonflower
  • Moonseed
  • Mountain laurel
  • Morning Glory
  • Mother in law
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard (Root)
  • Nandina
  • Narcissus
  • Neophytes
  • Nephtytis
  • Needlepoint Ivy
  • Nephritises
  • Nicotiana
  • Nightshade
  • Nutmeg
  • Oak
  • Oleander
  • Onion
  • Orange Day Lily
  • Oxalis
  • Panda Plant
  • Parlor Ivy
  • Parsley
  • Parsnip
  • Patience Plant
  • Peace Lily (aka: Mauna Loa Peace Lily)
  • Pencil Tree
  • Pencil Cactus
  • Peach (Leaves, twigs, seeds)(Fruit OK)
  • Pear seeds
  • Periwinkle
  • Pertusum
  • Peony
  • Peyote
  • Philodendron (leaves, stems)
  • Pierre
  • Pigweed
  • Pike weed
  • Plum (seeds)
  • Plumosa fern
  • Poinciana
  • Poinsettia
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Posion Sumac
  • Pokeweed
  • Poppy
  • Potato (eyes & new shoots, green parts)
  • Prefatorv Bean
  • Primrose
  • Primula
  • Privet
  • Purple Thornapple
  • Pyracantha
Q - Z
  • Queen Nut
  • Rattlebox
  • Rattybush
  • Ranunculus
  • Red Emerald
  • Red Maple
  • Red Lily
  • Red Princess
  • Red Margined Dracaena (aka: Straight Margined Dracaena)
  • Rhododendron (all parts)
  • Rhubarb (leaves)
  • Ribbon Plant (aka: Dracaena sanderiana)
  • Ripple Ivy
  • Rosary Pea (seed)
  • Rubrum Lily
  • Sago palm
  • Sandbox Tree
  • Scarlet runner
  • Schefflera
  • Self branching Ivy
  • Sennabean
  • Shamrock Plant
  • Silver Pothos
  • Skunk Cabbage (all parts)
  • Snowdrop
  • Snow on the mountain
  • Solomon's Seal
  • Sorrel
  • Soybeans or soybean vines
  • Spindleberry
  • Spindle tree
  • Split leaf Philodendron
  • Sudan grass
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Stinkweed
  • String of pearls
  • Sweet Clover
  • Sweet pea
  • Sweet potato
  • Sweetheart Ivy
  • Swiss Cheese Plant
  • Synch Cabbage
  • Tansy
  • Tansy ragwort
  • Taro Vine
  • Tarweed
  • Thomapple
  • Tiger Lily
  • Toadstools
  • Tobacco (leaves)
  • Tomato (leaves, vines) Tulip (bulb)
  • Tomato Plant
  • Tree Philodendron
  • Tropic Snow
  • Tulip
  • Umbrella Plant
  • Vetch (hairy)
  • Vinca
  • Violets (seeds)
  • Virginia Creepers (berries & sap)
  • Virginia Bower
  • Variegated Philodendron
  • Walnuts (hull, greens, shells)
  • Water Hemlock
  • Wattle
  • Warneckei
  • Weeping fig
  • Western Lily
  • White Cedar
  • Wild Carrots
  • Wild Cucumbers
  • Wild Parsnip
  • Wild peas
  • Wisteria
  • Wood Lily
  • Wood Rose
  • Yam Bean (roots, immature pods)
  • Yellow Jasmine
  • Yew (aka: Japeanese Yew)(needles, seed and berries)
  • Yucca