Bunny Salad Recipe: Borage, Peppermint, Comfrey and Green Apple

feed your rabbits fresh salads for nutrition and good health

Rabbits do have delicate systems, but they are fortunate to be able to enjoy many foods that are both safe and nutritious for them. Here at Natural Rabbit Care, we are trying some new and exciting recipes to give our rabbits the added benefit of a diet full of variety and packed with nutrients. Here’s is one of our latest–this is one bunny salad recipe that all my rabbits enjoyed!

Borage, Peppermint, Comfrey and Green Apple Salad

This recipe makes about 1 packed cup of salad, which is acceptable for rabbits weighing 2 or more pounds.

  • 1/2 cup fresh borage (calms nerves and reduces stress)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (calms tummy troubles, is astringent and anti-inflammatory)
  • 1 Tb fresh comfrey leaf* (contains amino acids that aid in boosting protein levels; can be helpful in preventing colds, diarrhea)
  • 1 Tb peeled apple (if you are using an organic apple, you may leave the peels on; remove seeds, they are poisonous)
  • Chop all leaves and apples into bite size pieces, toss together, and feed to your rabbits immediately, or refrigerate and feed within a few hours (do not allow salad to wilt or your rabbits may not eat it).

    *There is some argument amongst rabbit owners as to whether or not comfrey is safe to feed rabbits on a daily basis. If you are not positive that comfrey is safe for your rabbits, please do your research on this herb, or you may leave it out completely and still have a fantastic salad to feed to your rabbits.

    Borage, Peppermint, Comfrey and Green Apple Salad for Rabbits

    Reader’s Digest Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs
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Kristi Stone

Writer at The Mind to Homestead
Kristi is a homeschooling mom of three and a native Californian and lives in Riverside County, Southern California where she and her husband garden and care for their 7 fruit trees, 2 chickens, 3 rabbits, 2 dogs, and 3 cats – all on .18 of an acre. Eventually Kristi’s family would love to move to a larger parcel of land, but for now, they are contented to learn all about homesteading right where they are at, as Kristi ekes out every bit of knowledge she can and blogs about much of it at her website, The Mind to Homestead.
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