Animal Enrichment and Welfare

Help! Rabbits Are Eating Everything!

Rabbits always seem to find a way to live underneath our deck in the backyard. We have filled up their little holes countless times and they still dig them up again every time! So here are a few ideas to help deter rabbits if you are having an issue with them as well.

  1. Plant Marigolds and other rabbit repelling flowers

Marigolds are often planted to repel all kinds of bugs, but did you know that they repel rabbits? There are some other plants that can repel rabbits too including alyssum, ageratum, salvia, geraniums, and snapdragons.

2. Fence in your garden

Rabbits will also dig underneath fencing, so make sure that if you are going to keep rabbits away by a fence that you also bury some fence under the ground to keep them from digging.

3. Use a windchime

Rabbits are super flighty, so if you keep a windchime or something similar near your garden then they might get spooked and never come near your garden again!

4. Make your own rabbit repellant spray

This is a really easy way that you can prevent rabbits from munching on your garden!

  1. Fill a gallon jug with lukewarm water
  2. Add in 1 tbsp of dishsoap
  3. Add in 1 tbsp of hot sauce
  4. Add in 5 crushed garlic cloves
  5. Transfer into a spray bottle and spray on the plants that the rabbits enjoy the most!

5. Catch them in a live trap

This is what I’m trying to do, if it doesn’t end up working I will be making some rabbit repellant spray. Just make sure that you use a trap that’s the correct size for your rabbit, and also make sure you have a plan for what you are going to do with the rabbit if you catch it.

Well, that’s all I’ve got for you today! Until next time have a wonderful day!


14 thoughts on “Help! Rabbits Are Eating Everything!”

  1. Oh, we had the WORST problems earlier this year.
    Tried human hair, coyote-pee repellant, mirrors (which for some reason they’re scared of their reflection??)
    …Still had a mama give birth to a batch of babies under our rosebush.

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    1. Woah, yeah I read that all of that stuff should work. But, I didn’t write any of that up in my post because it felt a little bit far fetched. I mean do rabbits even realize what human hair smells like if they haven’t ever smelled it before??? Well, I hope that if you have any more troubles that some of theses tricks will work for you!

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