Kiwifruit is otherwise called the chinese gooseberry or just the kiwi.
It is an edible berry of a woody viney in the genus Actinidia.
Kiwifruit is an oval shaped and measures around 5-8cm. It has fribrous, dull, green-brown skin and bright green or golden flesh.
So can rabbits eat kiwifruit at all?
Lets take a look at its nutritional data and find out more about it.
In particular its acidic, fat, sodium, calcium, sugar, phosphorus, and fibre content is of most interest as far as rabbits are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 255 kJ (61 kcal)
Sugars 8.99 g
Dietary fiber 3 g
Vitamin A equiv.
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.027 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.025 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.341 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%) 0.183 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%) 0.063 mg
Folate (B9) (6%) 25 μg
Choline (2%) 7.8 mg
Vitamin C (112%) 92.7 mg
Vit E (10%) 1.46 mg
Vitamin K (38%) 40.3 μg
Calcium (3%) 34 mg
Iron (2%) 0.31 mg
Magnesium (5%) 17 mg
Manganese (5%) 0.098 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 34 mg
Potassium (7%) 312 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
As you can see, kiwifruit contains quite a bit of phosphorus, a little calcium, is quite acidic, and is very sweet.
This means that rabbits can eat kiwifruit, but not too much as they may get tummy ache.
A little bit a week should be sufficient for them. They can eat the seeds as well.
Can rabbits eat kiwifruit skin?
Yes kiwi skin is fine for bunnies to eat.
However, don’t give them a lot as they will suffer as a consequence.
One or two small pieces that they can hold in their paws are quite sufficient for them to handle.