On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Billy wrote:
> We just did a major landscaping overhaul in the front of our house here in
> the NE USA and I think it was the home of a few wild rabbits and possibly
> some young. It was dense bushes starting low to the ground and about 6 foot
> high with intertwining vines and dried up flower droppings at the bottom.
> We saw one rabbit this evening and it seemed to be hanging around the area
> where the shrubs were removed. Frequently though, we see these rabbits just
> lounging on the front lawn in the evening.
> If we want to give them the home back, what type of bushes and shrubs should
> we plant? I hope they will seek another shrubbery patch at the neighbors
> temporarily, or are they very picky on where they live?
Plants that are very thick but easy to cut through are what the rabbits around
here prefer. The only type I know by name is Boganvilla (native to my area),
but any standard HEDGE type plant (not native here) should be OK too. The key
is that it provides cover and protection low to the ground and is not POISONOUS
to rabbits. Thick and tall grasses are OK too but don't provide overhead
protection from large birds.
Consider also some boxes and crates, as long as there are two openings in each
while additional bushes are being arranged for. >> Stay informed about: Best Habitat for Wild Rabbits?