We are more than happy to help you find the plants you need to give your little ones free, fresh, wild, natural forage.
Below you will find tips, links, and more to help you forage safely for your Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, or other Small Animal.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
Foraging, The Rules, Best Practice and Basics
LOOK BEFORE YOU TOUCH
Never touch wild plant unless you are 100% sure of its identification.
This should be obvious but it's worth repeating.
There are dozens of great books to help you identify plants.
Be Aware that apps can be unreliable so don't only rely on them.
Touch or feed the wrong thing and you could make your self or your pet very ill.
Use a Blade
Use a knife, a pair of scissors or secateurs
This makes a clean cut and the plant expends less energy healing the wound.
Do not take more than you need.
It's there for everyone including the local wildlife.
Do not pick the roots.
It will kill the plant and there will be none for the years to come.
I actually extend this and say make sure you leave
some leaves so the plant can at least feed itself.
Do not pick endangered species.
Never pick in places subjected to pollution.
Dog wee and car pollution are the most common but do take a look around
to make sure you are happy there is little or no pollution.
Even in cities places that are relatively free of pollution are easy enough to find.
Do not trespass to forage for wild food.
After all, you wouldn't take kindly to someone picking
your roses without asking permission first!
It's important to keep learning about the plants around you. This is how you get experience and become good at foraging. Books and advice from experienced foragers is invaluable!