Can Rabbits eat Mandarins?

Mandarins are also known as mandarin oranges and a fruit of a small citrus tree of the same name. They are very similar in appearance to other types of oranges and are eaten usually raw or with salads.

So can rabbits eat mandarins at all?

Let’s take a look and find out more about them. In particular we are interested in their acidic, sugar, calcium, phosphorus, fat, fibre, and sodium content as far as rabbits are concerned.

Total Fat 0.24g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10.1g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugar 8g ~
Protein 0.6g ~
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 3%
Iron 1%
Vitamins %DV
Vitamin A 517.56IU 10%
Retinol equivalents 25.84μg ~
Retinol 0μg ~
Alpha-carotene 76.76μg ~
Beta-carotene 117.8μg ~
Beta-cryptoxanthin 309.32μg ~
Vitamin C 20.29mg 34%
Vitamin E 0.15mg 1%
Vitamin K 0μg 0%
Vitamin B12 0μg 0%
Thiamin 0.044mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.027mg 2%
Niacin 0.286mg 1%
Pantothenic acid 0.164mg 2%
Vitamin B6 0.059mg 3%
Folate 12.16μg 3%
Folic Acid 0μg ~
Food Folate 12.16μg ~
Dietary Folate Equivalents 12.16μg ~
Choline 7.75mg ~
Lycopene 0μg ~
Lutein+zeazanthin 104.88μg ~
Minerals %DV
Calcium 28.12mg 3%
Iron 0.11mg 1%
Magnesium 9.12mg 2%
Phosphorus 15.2mg 2%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 126.16mg 4%
Zinc 0.05mg 0%
Copper 0.032mg 2%
Manganese 0.03mg 2%
Selenium 0.08μg 0%
Water 64.73g ~
Ash 0.29g

source healthalicious

As you can see mandarins have a hint of fat and calcium, and are quite sweet and have a hint of phosphorus and calcium.

This means that rabbits can eat mandarins but not too much. A few segments a week should be quite sufficient for them but nothing more than that.

They can also eat the mandarin peel which is fine for them to eat.

Image “Mandarin Oranges (Citrus Reticulata)” by Joe Ravi. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

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