Can Rabbits eat Lemons?

Lemons are a small ellipsoidal yellow fruit that are used for culinary and non culinary purposes throughout the world. The used mainly for their juice, pulp and rind which are used extensively in cooking.

So can rabbits eat lemons at all?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. In particular their acidic, phosphorus, calcium, sugar, fibre, and sodium content is particularly of interest.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 121 kJ (29 kcal)
Sugars 2.5 g
Dietary fiber 2.8 g
0.3 g
1.1 g
Thiamine (B1) (3%)0.04 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%)0.02 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%)0.1 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%)0.19 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%)0.08 mg
Folate (B9) (3%)11 μg
Choline (1%)5.1 mg
Vitamin C (64%)53 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (3%)26 mg
Iron (5%)0.6 mg
Magnesium (2%)8 mg
Manganese (1%)0.03 mg
Phosphorus (2%)16 mg
Potassium (3%)138 mg
Zinc (1%)0.06 mg
Link to USDA Database entry

As you can see lemons contain a little phosphorus, calcium, sugar and fibre, and a quite acidic. This means that rabbits cant eat lemons but not too much due to their acidic content. If they have a little of it they will be fine but anything more will be bad for them. They do not do well with citrus fruits.

They may not even like it because of the sour taste.

Can Rabbits eat Lemon peel?

Unfortunately they cant. It is toxic for rabbits and will hurt them if they eat it.

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