Limes are a round citrus fruit that is green in color and usually has a diameter of roughly 3 – 6 cm.
This fruit grows on a citrus tree and usually have a very acidic and sour pulp which is great for fruit drinks.
Some of the things limes can be used to make include the famous key lime pie, fruit drinks and other various desserts.
There are many different species of limes including: Key lime, Persian lime, kaffir lime and desert lime.
So can rabbits eat limes safely at all?
No, they are not recommended for rabbits to eat at all because they have a lot of sugar and acidic content.
In addition limes do not have any nutritional value (source) for rabbits and therefore aren’t ideal for their health.
It should be safe for a rabbit to nibble on a lime by accident or once or twice but you shouldn’t go out of your way to feed them limes.
Additionally it is not likely that rabbits will enjoy limes anyways because of the sour taste.
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With tough dark leaves is the tropical fruit of Guava.
Its scientific name is Psidium guajava and is more commonly known as lemon guava or just guava.
This tropical fruit grows on small trees that are native to Mexico, Central America and Northern South America.
There are other versions of this fruit such as the “pineapple guava” but it is a different species and shouldn’t be confused as being the same as guava.
So can rabbits eat guava at all?
Yes, but only a few small segments a week at most.
The reason being is that this fruit contains a lot of sugar and is a bit acidic as well. It also has some calcium and a whole bunch of phosphorus content.
If you were to give your rabbit anymore then a little guava you would make them sick and give them an upset stomach.
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Dates come the Greek word for finger which is daktylos.
This fruit is oval in shape and also cylindrical. They usually measure between 3 to 7 cm in length and 2 – 3 cm in diameter.
From bright red to bright yellow is the color a rip date can be.
Also within each date is a single stone that is roughly 2 to 2.5 cm long and 6 to 8 mm thick.
So can rabbits eat dates at all?
No, they cannot eat dates at all because there is too much sugar and fat within dates.
Additionally there is a little calcium and a lot of phosphorus content which is not good for rabbits to eat.
Dates are just overall too sweet for rabbit and therefore would cause rabbits to have an upset stomach and possibly other health issues.
Therefore avoid feeding dates to your rabbit as it isn’t good for their health.
Blueberries are a wonderful sweet fruit that is often eaten fresh as a dessert but also in baked goods.
All around the world blueberries are a delicacy and enjoyed by many.
So can rabbits eat blueberries at all and if they can how much?
Before we can answer that question we need to take a deeper look at the nutritional data of this fruit. In particular we need to look at the fat, sugar, protein, calcium, acidic and phosphorous content.
Energy 240 kJ (57 kcal)
Carbohydrates 14.49 g
– Sugars 9.96 g
– Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat 0.33 g
Protein 0.74 g
Vitamin A 54 IU
– beta-carotene 32 μg (0%)
– lutein and zeaxanthin 80 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.037 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.041 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.418 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.124 mg (2%)
Vitamin B6 0.052 mg (4%)
Folate (vit. B9) 6 μg (2%)
Vitamin C 9.7 mg (12%)
Vitamin E 0.57 mg (4%)
Vitamin K 19.3 μg (18%)
Calcium 6 mg (1%)
Iron 0.28 mg (2%)
Magnesium 6 mg (2%)
Manganese 0.336 mg (16%)
Phosphorus 12 mg (2%)
Potassium 77 mg (2%)
Sodium 1 mg (0%)
Zinc 0.16 mg (2%)
As you can see from the data above blueberries are quiet sweet and contain a lot of sugar and have a hint of fat, calcium and phosphorous content.
They also have a little acidic content.
So yes rabbits can eat blueberries but only a small amount at most once a week.
Blueberries are not the ideal fruit for rabbits as they are too high in sugar content.