Limes are a citrus fruit that are round green and measure between 3–6 centimetres (1.2–2.4 in) in diameter, and containing sour (acidic) pulp. You will find that there are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key lime, Persian lime, kaffir lime, and desert lime.
So can rabbits eat limes at all?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data, in particular their sodium, calcium, acidic, phosphorus, fibre and sugar content is of particular interest.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 126 kJ (30 kcal)
Sugars 1.7 g
Dietary fiber 2.8 g
Thiamine (B1) (3%)0.03 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%)0.02 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%)0.2 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (4%)0.217 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%)0.046 mg
Folate (B9) (2%)8 μg
Vitamin C (35%)29.1 mg
Calcium (3%)33 mg
Iron (5%)0.6 mg
Magnesium (2%)6 mg
Phosphorus (3%)18 mg
Potassium (2%)102 mg
As you can see limes contain a little phosphorus, calcium, acid, sugar, and a hint of fat. However as a citrus fruit, they are generally not great for rabbits.
If they were to eat them then only in small amounts, if they do nibble at them at all. Their sour taste will probably not be to the rabbit’s liking anyway.
Can rabbits eat lime peel?
Unfortunately, they cant at all. The peel is toxic to rabbits.
Can rabbits eat lime tree leaves?
Yes they can eat lime tree leaves. They are safe for rabbits to eat.