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Old 07-11-2017, 01:43 PM   #1
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Do rabbits damage grass?


we just seeded a fairly large area (from dirt) now that it is coming up, and has a pretty solid start, there are patches of dead areas. After dark, I look out, and there are always a half dozen pretty good size rabbits scattered in the lawn (looks pretty creepy, they all looking up at the house) - but at any rate, are they detrimental to the health of the grass?
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we just seeded a fairly large area (from dirt) now that it is coming up, and has a pretty solid start, there are patches of dead areas. After dark, I look out, and there are always a half dozen pretty good size rabbits scattered in the lawn (looks pretty creepy, they all looking up at the house) - but at any rate, are they detrimental to the health of the grass?
I get a couple of rabbits in my yard, the only thing I've noticed is they chew the grass short so I'll have some circular areas that are shorter than others but I've never noticed any dead spots.
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We have a lot of rabbits and I can't tell where they've been eating, I wouldn't worry about them either.
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In my opinion we can be fairly certain they are not doing those tender new seedlings any favors at this time by leaving their droppings as payment. On established grass their activity is more or less like a mower. They are smart enough to only eat the palatable growth.
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I'm so jealous you people with wild bunnys.
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I'm so jealous you people with wild bunnys.
sad part is, they are mostly coyote food... They take refuge in my yard since we have alot of bushes and hiding areas...
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I'm so jealous you people with wild bunnys.
The best I can do is share some photos with you I took in 2006.

Note the bunny with her rump against the bricks where the slab on grade looses a few cooling degrees. The temperature at that time was about 95F and climbing. One other pic she changed position and has full body contact against the bricks as the temperature rose to about 108. She is no dummy. The close-up is just a different wabbit Elmer Fudd missed.
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Rabbits in Kentucky are nosey. Caught this one peeking in my front door.
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Thats the cutest thing I've ever seen
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Started service with TruGreen, and he mentioned seeing the brown spots in my yard, says its from rabbit urine. recommended something, but I cannot read his writing. Guess Ill research it a bit further...
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First step with a urine burn is flushing the area with a lot of water.

Would it be gypsum which was recommended?
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I'm so jealous you people with wild bunnys.
I guess the pythons got all of yours?
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First step with a urine burn is flushing the area with a lot of water.

Would it be gypsum which was recommended?
No, come to find out, guess they recommend dousing the spots with alot of water...
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Hares or rabbits? - There is a difference in habitat and food requirements.

Mike - I think that it looks like a hare because of the ears and legs.

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I'm in MI, so different growing cycles, conditions, etc., and no disrespect to your TruGreen person regardless, but I would have a hard time believing that wild rabbit urine would cause any damage to the lawn. Dog or cat urine, sure, but there are differences between them and wild rabbits. You keep water bowls for dogs and cats, and they visit them regularly. Here anyway, birds, squirrels, deer, etc. drink regularly out of ponds, creeks, bird baths, mud puddles, etc., but I've never seen a rabbit drinking out of any of these, because they get most of their water from the stalks of the grass and other vegetation they eat. So somehow they operate on lower volumes of water over longer timeframes, which seems to me would mean less urine. Also, most dogs and cats that I have been familiar with have daily routes, at least to some degree, so they have favorite rest stops along the way. Wild animals on the other hand may have favorite areas, based on food, security from predators, etc., and they may even have favorite paths to get from one area to another, but their schedule is typically not quite as routine, and where they decide to stop has a lot of variables, so they're not as apt to be peeing in the same area on a regular basis. Anyway, it's possible, but, as I said, doesn't seem to me to be too likely that rabbit urine is causing brown spots in your lawn.
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