Can Rabbits eat Lemongrass?

Lemongrass is found in Asian cuisine and is a herb that is often called citronella or sereh. It tends to grow in clumps and looks like a large spring onion although it has a smaller base and a more unique flavour. It smells of sweet lemon.

So can rabbits eat lemongrass at all?

Lets take a look at its nutritional data and find out more. In particular, its calcium, sugar, fat, phosphorus, fibre, acidic, and sodium content are of particular interest.

Energy 99 Kcal 5%
Carbohydrates 25.31 g 19%
Protein 1.82 g 3%
Total Fat 0.49 g 2%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Folates 75 µg 19%
Niacin 1.101 mg 7%
Pyridoxine 0.080 mg 6%
Riboflavin 0.135 mg 10.5%
Thiamin 0.065 mg 5.5%
Vitamin A 6 mg <1%
Vitamin C 2.6 mg 4%
Sodium 6 mg <1%
Potassium 723 mg 15%
Calcium 65 mg 6.5%
Copper 0.266 mg 29%
Iron 8.17 mg 102%
Magnesium 60 mg 15%
Manganese 5.244 mg 228%
Selenium 0.7 µg 1%
Zinc 2.23 mg 20%

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As you can see lemongrass does contain quite a bit of calcium, and it has very high acidic content.

This means that lemongrass is not good for rabbits to eat and is best avoided. If they have a nibble of it then they will be fine but it isn’t something to intentionally feed bunnies.

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