Can Rabbits eat Lemon Thyme?

Lemon Thyme is a type of of the popular herb called Thyme. It has much larger leaves than thyme does and is found across Europe especially around the Mediterranean region.

It is known for its lemony flavour and is used because of this for flavouring and seasoning.

So can rabbits eat lemon thyme at all, lets take a look at its nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, its sugar, calcium, phosphorus, acidic, fibre, sodium and fat content is of particular interest as far as rabbits are concerned.

Energy 101 Kcal 5%
Carbohydrates 24.45 g 18%
Protein 5.56 g 10%
Total Fat 1.68 g 8.4%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 14.0 g 37%
Folates 45 µg 11%
Niacin 1.824 mg 11%
Pantothenic acid 0.409 mg 8%
Pyridoxine 0.348 mg 27%
Riboflavin 0.471 mg 36%
Thiamin 0.48 mg 4%
Vitamin-A 4751 IU 158%
Vitamin-C 160.1 mg 266%
Sodium 9 mg 0.5%
Potassium 609 mg 13%
Calcium 405 mg 40.5%
Iron 17.45 mg 218%
Magnesium 160 mg 40%
Manganese 1.719 mg 75%
Manganese 106 mg 15%
Zinc 1.81 mg 16.5%
Carotene-ß 2851 µg —

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As you can see lemon thyme has a huge amount of calcium and acidic content.

This means that rabbits cannot eat lemon thyme at all. It is just too bad for them and will harm their tummies if they happen to eat it. A herb to avoid giving them.

Image   "Variegated Lemon Thyme Thymus citriodorus variegata Leaves 3264px" by Photo (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) - Self-photographed. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons -

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