How To Encourage Wild Rabbits To Your Yard

Attracting wild rabbits with these proven methods


Rabbits are cute and cuddly and do make a great pet, it is interesting to see how they move about by hopping around. My wives niece once own a rabbit that just seems to spend most of its time resting not really moving about just sitting there, my wife has also expressed an interest in getting a rabbit as a pet because of their cuteness and softness

But what I found to be even more interesting is that as cute and cuddly as rabbits are there are some persons who just don’t like having rabbits around especially in their garden area because rabbits can do much damage consuming and destroying food crops looking for a meal.

I have read many articles where persons have expressed a desire in finding ways to rid their yards of rabbits but the flip side of the coin is there are also persons who would love to attract rabbits to their yards by creating an environment that will not only be inviting but an environment which they will make their home. Having your furry friends pay your yard a visit is a great way to excite and teach kids about them, well if that describes you then stay tuned as we take a closer look at how to attract rabbits to your yards.

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How to encourage wild rabbits to your yard

In seeking to attract rabbits to your yard here is what you will need.

  • Food
  • Water
  • Shelter
  • The right choice of plants


Rabbits need to feel protected from predators so have them feel right at home by installing shrubs, bushes, and evergreens along the edges of your yard. These thick growing plants will not only provide the safety they need from their predators but will also shelter them from the extreme heat and also from heavy rain downpours.

What you can also do to attract rabbits is to allow a certain part of your yard to grow because rabbits love tall grasses and areas which has tall weeds. Remember it’s not the entire yard but just a portion to create the perfect environment. Constructing a brush pile at the edges of your yard will also attract them. The use of sticks leaves and twigs will certainly get their attention.


Who doesn’t love food right, we all need food to survive especially those foods that we enjoy and take real delight in. When it comes to wildlife gardening providing foods to attract them is one of the main features, so when seeking to attract rabbits here are a few food sources to consider.

Veggies and Herb

A Rabbit
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Beet Greens
  • Basils
  • Bell Peppers
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Radish Top
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber Leaves


A brown rabbit
  • Apples
  • Currants
  • Melons
  • Pears
  • Peach
  • Plums
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapples

These are just a few of the many favorites which a rabbit will love, providing some of what is on this list will cause your rabbit friends to feel like they are in rabbit heaven.

A water source

Providing a water source is so important, placing a shallow bowl of water in your garden will provide sufficient water, or what you can do is to dig a shallow hole and fill it with water. Monitor whichever water source you chose to ensure that there is a constant water supply.

Garden plants that attract rabbits

The use of these garden plants is known to be a favorite of rabbits.

Additional Information

There are other features that can be added which will make rabbits feel right at home.

A hollow log

1. A hollow log is a great place for them to use as protection from predators and from the elements such as the sun, wind, and rain.

2. Don’t use harmful chemicals but rather use natural methods to bring garden insect pests under control.

Rabbit fun facts

Below are eight fun facts that I know you will enjoy about your furry, cute, and cuddly friends.

  • A male rabbit is called a buck
  • A female rabbit is called a doe
  • A young rabbit is called a kid
  • Rabbits eat only plants and are known as herbivores
  • The oldest rabbit than have been known to ever live was eighteen years of age
  • There are more than fifty species of rabbits
  • Rabbits have great hearing
  • Rabbits can turn their ears one hundred and eighty degrees

The final word

Creating the right environment to attract wild rabbits is not hard, all it takes is the know-how that I have laid out. So go ahead and implement what we have discussed and before long your garden will be visited by these cute and cuddly as you watch them in their natural habitat even having and raising their young that will bring so much excitement.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

4 thoughts on “How To Encourage Wild Rabbits To Your Yard”

  1. What an interesting article. And a great idea too. Inviting rabbits to your garden. That’s lovely. 

    I loved reading this blog. My compliments to you for thinking totally out of the box. It’s those like you that change the world; really! I would never have thought of that, and yet it is such a lovely idea.



  2. I have a half acre and feed critters year round. With several adult rabbits and now many kids, I’m planning rabbit-friendly gardens for next year.

  3. I was searching for information that would help me make our property more diverse and more inviting to wildlife. you helped me a lot, thank you very much!
    Never would have thought of using hollow wood to attract them!
    Much love


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