What types of wood can rabbits chew on?

Rabbits will chew on most types of wood however only some types are OK and some are can even harmful if digested. In this article we tell you which ones you could collect and what types should be avoided.
Types of wood

Not all types of wood are good for a rabbit to eat

Its important to provide your rabbit with a constant supply of suitable wood material to chew on. This helps wear down their teeth, that grow constantly through their life, it also provides them with roughage and keeps them amused, out of trouble and away from your wooden furniture. But what types of wood can and can’t they eat?
Wood that rabbits can eat
Rabbits like to chew on on the young shoots and buds of many young trees especially fruit trees, disigious trees and bushes.
  • Apple
  • Birch
  • Blackberry
  • Fir tree
  • Hazel
  • Hawthorn
  • Maple
  • Pear
  • Raspberry
  • Spruce tree
  • Willow
Wood that rabbits can’t eat
Rabbits cant eat the wood from every type of tree and a lot of ever green trees and shrubs can make them them sick.
  • Acacia – Avoid
  • Apricot – Avoid
  • Azalea – Avoid
  • Beech – Avoid
  • Box – Avoid
  • Cherry – Avoid
  • Clematis – Avoid
  • Elder – Avoid
  • Holly – Avoid
  • Ivy – Avoid
  • Laburnum – Avoid
  • Mistletoe – Avoid
  • Oak – Avoid
  • Oleander – Avoid
  • Peach – Avoid
  • Periwinkle – Avoid
  • Plum – Avoid
  • Privet – Avoid
  • Rhododendron – Avoid
  • Rosewood – Avoid
  • Yew – Avoid
  • Snowberry – Avoid
  • Spindleberry – Avoid
  • Thorn apple – Avoid
  • Waxplant – Avoid
  • Wisteria – Avoid
What other types of wood is safe for rabbits to eat
It’s best to avoid any types of wood, Willow or Wicker that come from home decoration stores as this will typically be treated with chemical dies, paints and varnishes. They can also be treated with preservatives. Ply woods often contain glues and mental staples that can cause harm if digested. It’s always best to buy safe products from pet stores.
Good and bad places to find wood
If you are going to get some wood for your rabbit to chew on make sure you pick fresh living wood from the tree or bush in an area a away from any sources of pollution such as a road or built up areas of industry or housing and if it’s from a park then pick an area where people walk their dogs.
Pine cones, dog urine road pollution.
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