An educational resource for humans to learn how to

cohabitate with the wild domestic rabbits of Langley.

Cruelty-Free Deterrents 

A recipe to deter rabbits from your garden.

If rabbits are eating your crops then fencing is the first compassionate option, and if fencing is impractical you could try making a homemade repellent. To make the repellent you need one whole spanish onion, one jalepeno pepper and one tablespoon of cayenne pepper. Chop up the onion and pepper.

Mix together and boil in two quarts of water for about 20 minutes. Let cool and then strain water through a cheesecloth into a container. Using a garden sprayer, spray any area outside where rabbits are being a nuisance. The process may have to be carried out for a period of two weeks to assure success. The mixture is non-toxic and safe. It will not harm the animals but will succeed in keeping them away. 

given by Bev Luff founder of www.withcompassion.com.au

‚ÄčNatural and Harmless


Sprinkle chili pepper around plants (it must be reapplied if it gets wet). Install oven racks around plants. Rabbits tend to dislike their texture and the way that they feel on their feet. Other natural rabbit repellants include bellflowers, astilbes, asters, yarrows, cranesbills, hostas, lavender, sage, and other textured or thorny plants.