Starting for the breeding of rabbits, you should immediately understand their menu. Some herbs can significantly affect the health of animals. For example, it is important to know whether it is possible for rabbits to spurge or is it dangerous for these animals? This question always causes controversy among breeders. Some say that this grass is death for the animal, others say that it increases the milkiness in females.
Is it possible for rabbits to sprinkle
The consequences of feeding we spill
Euphorbia – poisonous plant, which is quite widespread in nature. It is found on the banks of rivers, grows along the roads and in the fields. Gardeners, he is known as a malicious weed, which can be used to fight against caterpillars and bedbugs. Milky milkweed juice contains euphorin. This poison is little studied, but it is he who can cause burns in a person, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes, and disruption of the gastrointestinal tract.
By such an impact on the human body, it becomes clear that the grass can cause irreparable damage to the health of young rabbits. In rare cases, the animal can be saved by noticing the first signs of poisoning. As a result of gastrointestinal inflammation, animals begin to vomit and diarrhea, then the heart is disturbed and convulsions appear.
Despite the terrible consequences, some breeders continue to feed the animals with this grass. Indeed, in certain cases, rabbits quite successfully tolerate this weed. It is given in small quantities mixed with other herbs. It is believed that the effect of the poison is negligible if:
- plant of a certain low-species;
- grass before serving "to the table" thoroughly dried;
- plant give only adult rabbits.
This neglect of the danger may lie in how farmers prepare food for rabbits. Animals do not need fresh grass every day. It is customary for these herbivores to harvest food in their natural habitats, in fields or meadows. Just where, among other things, grows and spurge. Mowing the grass all in a row, dried or dried, which reduces the risk of poisoning to almost zero.
Is it possible to give euphorbia to rabbits
It is unlikely that we will succeed in feeding the rabbits, choosing the most harmless species, because there are no reliable sources telling what kind of this plant can be eaten in rabbits. Only in Russia about 160 species of this plant grow.
In addition, those who talk about the harmlessness of milkweed are often confused with field thistle.
Variety for the similarity and is called – euphorbia. Leaves of this thistle more solid, with spines.
Like milkweed, they contain white milky juice. Cattle do not like this plant, but rabbits can eat it with pleasure and without any unpleasant consequences.
Whether it is possible to give dried euphorbia to rabbits is a purely individual decision. Thorough drying really reduces the amount of poison, but there is no guarantee that this will be enough. Before being used for medical purposes, the spurges are squeezed from the juice and dried. It is hardly worth spending so much time to give the rabbits knowingly dangerous food for them.