Herbs for Rabbits
These herbs listed are great for
keeping up good health and curing some things. I got some information from
the Breed Guidebook from the AFLRC.
*Note: Use at your own risk. Different rabbits may have different effects to these herbs. They are popular for curing many problems, but use at your own risk, and consult a professional before using anything.
Also if you spray your yard for bugs, do not just go out and pick any herbs you may see growing such as berries or dandelions, or it may end up poisoning your rabbit.
This is most often used on hot days. It is said to cool the blood and is very good for pregnant does, or anyone on really hot days or in hot climates. One warning is to not feed the fruit to light colored rabbits, or it may cause diarreha.
This herb increases milk flow in does, it is also a mild laxative.
This herb is a great blood cleanser and calming herb. It's great to use on nervous rabbits, and it also is a good pain reducer.
This is a good sedative and rabbit's find it very tasty.
This is a very powerful healing herb. It is known for speeding up healing of all kinds, including bones. It is great for weak rabbits, or rabbits getting over snuffles or heat stroke.
The only problem is the leaves stick to the coats and should be shredded before given to the rabbits, and clean up anything left on the coat.
Great for wool block and a good blood cleaner.
Good for helping milk flow in does. Also good to fight off diarreha. The seeds are the most strong part of it.
This is very strong in killing infectious diseases. It is very hard to get the rabbit to eat.
This cures diarreha, helps stomach problems, and decreases milk flow in does. It is used alot at weaning time. It also helps mastitis.
Helps babies get onto rabbit food. I try to mix this in with the pellets to ease them onto eating at first. It helps build strong bones, teeth, nails, and wool.
This inriches blood and helps fight off urinary problems. It also speeds the recovery from snuffles and other respiratory infections.
Helps alot during pregnancy and prevents alot of the problems during kindling and during the growth of the kits.
Keeps away fleas and mits.
Cools the blood and is used alot in hot climates or days. Works wonderfully to keep rabbit at a good temputure and prevents heat exhaustion.
Helps prevent still born babies, and is also another cooling herb to keep rabbits at a nice temputure. It also helps if used on sores, rashes, and sore eyes.
This cures intestinal inflammations. If used on kits, it helps reduce diarreha.