can rabbits eat guava

Can Rabbits eat Guava?

Guavas are tropical fruits which are found and grown in many subtropical and tropical areas. The most frequently eaten species, and the one often simply referred to as “the guava”, is the Apple Guava (Psidium guajava).[citation needed]. They have tough dark leaves that are opposite, simple, elliptic to ovate and 5–15 centimetres (2.0–5.9 in) long.

So can rabbits eat guava at all?

Lets take a look here and find out more, in particular their acidic, calcium, sugar, fat, fibre and sodium content.

Guavas, common
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 285 kJ (68 kcal)
Carbohydrates
14.32 g
Sugars 8.92 g
Dietary fiber 5.4 g
Fat 0.95 g
Protein 2.55 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
(4%) 31 μg
(3%) 374 μg
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.04 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 1.084 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(9%) 0.451 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%) 0.11 mg
Folate (B9) (12%) 49 μg
Vitamin C (275%) 228.3 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.2 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (2%) 18 mg
Iron (2%) 0.26 mg
Magnesium (6%) 22 mg
Manganese (7%) 0.15 mg
Phosphorus (6%) 40 mg
Potassium (9%) 417 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.23 mg
Other constituents
Lycopene 5204 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see guava contains quite a lot of phosphorus, a hint of calcium, they are quite acidic and contain quite a bit of sugar.

This means that rabbits can eat guava, but only in a few small segments once a week. Any more will be bad for their stomachs as they are quite sweet and acidic.

Guava leaves are something they can eat as well and can be fed to rabbits.

Originally posted 2015-01-21 18:51:32.

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