Lychees are the fruit of a subtropical fruit tree of the same name and is native to Guangdong and Fijian provinces of China. It is now cultivated in many different parts of the world.
As a fruit it has a delicate white pulp and has a fragrant smell and a flavour that is sweet.
So can rabbits eat lychees at all?
Let’s take a look by checking out the nutritional data in particular its calcium, sugar, phosphorus, acidic, fat, fibre, and sodium content.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 276 kJ (66 kcal)
Sugars 15.23 g
Dietary fiber 1.3 g
Thiamine (B1) (1%)0.011 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%)0.065 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%)0.603 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%)0.1 mg
Folate (B9) (4%)14 μg
Vitamin C (86%)71.5 mg
Calcium (1%)5 mg
Iron (1%)0.13 mg
Magnesium (3%)10 mg
Manganese (3%)0.055 mg
Phosphorus (4%)31 mg
Potassium (4%)171 mg
Sodium (0%)1 mg
As you can see lychees contain a hint of calcium, phosphorus, fat and fibre, quite a bit of acidic content but a lot of sugar.
This means that rabbits can eat lychees but only one a week due to their sugar content. It contains too much sugar for rabbits to eat too much of them. However they will enjoy them.
Originally posted 2015-01-23 21:36:30.