Do you have a Monstera deliciosa plant in your garden and are wondering if your rabbits can eat it? Wonder no more! In this blog post, we will answer the question of whether or not rabbits can eat Monstera deliciosa. Let’s find out…
Can Rabbits Eat Monstera Deliciosa?
No, rabbits cannot eat Monstera deliciosa. This plant is poisonous to rabbits and can cause serious health problems if ingested. If you have this plant in your garden, make sure to keep your rabbits away from it.
Monstera plants contain calcium oxalates, which can cause gastrointestinal issues for your rabbits, such as vomiting and diarrhea. In severe cases where a large amount of the plant is eaten, it can even lead to death.
This is a serious issue as rabbits will actively seek out plants to eat and may not be able to tell the difference between a Monstera deliciosa and other, non-poisonous plants.
What to Do If My Rabbit Ate Monstera Plant?
If your rabbit has ingested any part of the Monstera plant, it is important to seek veterinary care immediately. The sooner you can get your rabbit to the vet, the better their chances are of making a full recovery.
Keep watching your rabbit for signs of illness, such as vomiting, drooling, or diarrhea, and contact your vet if you notice any changes in their health. The signs usually appear within the first few hours after ingestion, which shows how quickly this plant can affect rabbits.
At the vet, they will likely give your rabbit IV fluids and monitor them closely for any other health issues. If your rabbit is showing any signs of distress, the vet may also give them pain medication.
The good news is that many rabbits who have eaten Monstera plants make a full recovery with proper medical care. However, it is important to be aware of the dangers of this plant and keep your rabbits safe.
How to Prevent Your Rabbit From Eating Monstera Deliciosa?
There are a few things you can do to keep your rabbit from consuming monstera leaves.
1. Out of reach
The easiest way to prevent your rabbit from eating Monstera leaves is to keep the plant out of reach. If you have the plant in your house, make sure it is not within your rabbit’s reach.
You can also put the plant in a room that your rabbit does not have access to. This will ensure they cannot get to the plant even if they are curious.
2. Cover the plant
Another way to keep your rabbit from eating Monstera leaves is to cover the plant. You can use a net or cloth to cover the plant so your rabbit cannot get to the leaves. This is a good option if you cannot keep the plant out of reach.
Just make sure the cloth or netting is secure so your rabbit cannot pull it off and get to the plant. Covering the plant is also a good way to protect other animals and small children from eating the leaves.
3. Repellent spray
A repellent spray can also help keep your rabbit away from the plant. There are many different repellents on the market that you can use.
Just make sure to choose a safe option that will not harm your rabbit if they ingest it. You can also make your own repellent by mixing water and vinegar. Spray the mixture on the leaves of the plant and it will help keep your rabbit away.
In conclusion, rabbits cannot eat Monstera deliciosa. It’s best to keep this plant out of reach or cover it up if you have it in your house. If your rabbit does ingest the plant, seek veterinary care immediately.
I hope this blog post has helped answer your question and keeps your rabbit safe from this plant. Not only will your plants stay healthy, but your rabbit will too! Thanks for reading.
Tim is an avid gardener from the UK. He was the founder of PlantCarer.com from 2021 to Sep 2023. He sold PlantCarer.com to Aaron. He has since started his own business called Seed To Supper, which provides new gardeners all the materials you need in a box (pots, seeds, compost and instructions) to grow your own delicious and nutritious vegetables and herbs from start to finish – no garden required.