of pellets for feeding rabbits was welcomed by many
breeders as a cheap, easy way to feed stock. Pellets
and water were the basic needs and time taken to distribute
The sudden sharp rise in the cost of pellets altered
this and many rabbit keepers are faced with the problem
of keeping the feed bill within their limits.
Many, remembering how they fed their rabbits in pre-pellet
days, are going back to those methods. This was to
use household scraps as a mash dried of with bran.
Time taking, but more economical and very sustaining.
In addition to cereals such as oats, wheat or barley
and any available greenfood. On this sort of diet
rabbits were kept in good condition, fit for showing
at all times.
So that owners of rabbits may avail themselves of
suitable greenfoods the following list of safe and
unsafe materials has been compiled
Avens or Geum, Argrimony, Bramble, Bindweed, Bishop's
Weed or Ground Elder, Burnet, Butterbur, Cow Parsnip
or Hogweed, Clovers, Coltsfoot, Convolvulus, Chickweed,
Goosegrass, Crosewort or Maywort, Dandelion, Dock
(before seeding), Groundsell, Goutweed, Hawkweed,
Heather, Hedgeparsley, Knapweed, Knotgrass, Lucerne,
Mallow, Mustard, Nipplewort, Plaintain, Sea Spinach,
Shepherds Purse, Sour Dock or Sorrel, Thistles, Trefoil,
Vetches or Tares, Watercress, Yarrow
Arum, Anemone, Black Nightshade, Bluebells, Buttercup,
Bryony, Colthicums(Meadow Saffron), Corn Cockle, Celandine,
Deadly Nightshade, Docks (in seed), Dog Mercury, Figwort,
Foxglove, Iris, Fools Parsley, Ground Ivy, Hemlock,
Henbane, Poppies, Scarlet Pimpernel, Spurges, Toadflax,