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Forum DIET & CARE Young rabbit ate sweet gum leaves. Should I be concerned?

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    • Lulubug
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      I’ve got a 3 month old Holland Lop doe. I took her outside for some exercise today, and she got ahold of some sweet gum tree leaves. I’m not sure how many she ate, but she wasn’t on it long before I got her away from it. (Probably not even two or three leaves) Does anyone know if these are toxic? Some websites say you probably shouldn’t some say they are safe, so I don’t know what to believe. How long do I need to look for symptoms of poisoning before I know she’s in the clear, and what symptoms should I be looking for? Any help will be appreciated!


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      Not that I’m aware of. There may be some chemical compounds in the leaves that can cause stomach upset, but that is true for a lot of trees. Rabbits, in general, seem to tolerate these things better than dogs or cats. I’m not sure how long it has been, but if something was toxic you would see a reaction relatively quickly. Rabbits cannot vomit… but signs to look out for would be lethargy, lack of appetite, foaming at the mouth, etc.

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Forum DIET & CARE Young rabbit ate sweet gum leaves. Should I be concerned?