Early summer brings a bounty of fresh vegetables to farmers’ markets, so load up your basket with a yummy variety of fresh foods for your rabbits (oh, and yourself, too!). Vegetables that are in season now, June and July, and that rabbits enjoy, include:
- Beet Greens
- Mustard Greens
- Peaches (as a treat—no pits or stones!)
Warning about avocados!
This is also a good time to remind everyone that avocados are known to be toxic to rabbits and have caused too many deaths already. The green fruit contains persin, a fungicidal toxin, which can be fatal for animals such as rabbits, birds, mice, cows, goats, sheep, and horses. Symptoms to watch for include a pet suffering stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or breathing difficulties. If owners are worried they should visit their vet immediately.
Enjoy summer’s bounty, but pass on the avocados for the buns.
Want to be the coolest person at the Farmer’s Market? Get our great shopping bag, which already has your bunny’s veggie list printed on it! Order by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow with a check to the address below. Please make checks payable to “SDHRS.”
P.O. Box 261553
San Diego, CA 92196-1553
Bags are $6 ea or 2 for $10 (tax is included).
Shipping is $5 for up to 3 bags.