How to stop your bunny eating your house plants

It only takes your back to be turned for a second for one of your house plants to be mowed down or stripped of its bark by a hunger bunny. Not only is this frustrating it can also be harmful as many plants can be toxic. It's also important that your bunny can't get to the water as this can be contaminated with plant food or pesticides which are toxic. The soil can also contain materials that could be saturated with chemicals that can be harmful if eaten so you should make this off limits.

It's unlikely you are going to be able to teach your bunny not to chew your plants, this is why it's essential to bunny proof all your house plants by restricting access to them.

In this guide we show you some great ways other bunny moms have found of keeping their plants out of reach and safe.

The best thing you can do is move all your plants out of harm's way by either placing them on a shelf or piece of furniture that cannot be reached by your bunny.

bunny inside plant pot
To your bunny your house plants are food so it's best to take them of the menu

Make sure your plant is on something solid so your bunny cannot topple it over and be careful of table clothes that trail down as bunnies have a habit of tugging at things and could pull the plant over itself.

If you water your plants from the base, make sure this cannot be reach as this can also be harmful to your bunny if they try and drink the water as it can be contaminated with plant food.

Falling leaves can also be a potential danger so always ensure that if they were to fall, they would fall into an area that also can't be reached.

Bunnies are great climbers so always check there are no overhanging branches that can be reached and there is no way you bunny can get to the plant indirectly.

If it's a larger plant that's on the floor you can also fence it off with a few sheets taken from a pet pen.

Did you know

Exotic plants can be toxic to bunnies

wild rabbits eating

A wild rabbit is normally quite safe and happy munching on the abundance of plants they are familiar with in their environment.

However, the colorful and exotic plants you may have in your home can often be very poisonous to an unsuspecting bunny. Sadly, your bunny may not recognize a plant is toxic by its taste.

Bunny proof check list

  • Many house plants are poisons to bunnies, make sure they are out of reach and check to make sure your bunny can't climb and stretch to get to them
  • Don't place plant pots or flower vases near the edge of furniture tops in case it's knocked over or pulled off as this can hurt your bunny if it falls on them
  • Don't let your bunny drink the water from watering trays which can contain harmful chemicals like pesticides and fertilizer