Last Updated on November 18, 2022 by israel
Hi guys, many of you have been asking the question “Can Rabbits Eat Mangoes?” In this blog post, I would be telling you if rabbits can eat mangoes, I would also be telling you how to prepare mangoes for your rabbits.
What Are Rabbits?
Rabbits, also known as bunnies or bunny rabbits, are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha. Oryctolagus cuniculus includes the European rabbit species and its descendants, the world’s 305 breeds of domestic rabbit.Wikipedia
What Are Mangoes?
Mango is an edible stone fruit produced by the tropical tree Mangifera indica. It is believed to have originated in the region between northwestern Myanmar, Bangladesh, and northeastern India.Wikipedia
Can Rabbits Eat Mangoes?
Yes, rabbits can eat mangoes, mangoes are rich in vitamins e.g vitamin C and Vitamin A which are beneficial to rabbits. It is also very important to know that excess consumption of mangoes can harm your rabbits since mangoes are rich in sugar and fruity acid.
Apart from the fact that mangoes contain a lot of vitamins and provide a lot of nutrition to rabbits, it is also important to know that rabbits do actually love eating mangoes.
Mangoes can serve as a great side dish for your rabbits, they would love it but you should be careful not to feed them too much.
Can Rabbits Eat Mango Peels (Back of Mangoes )?
No, rabbits shouldn’t eat the back/peel of a mango. It is dangerous to the state of health of a rabbit and it doesn’t offer any nutritional value to your rabbit also the back of mango peels has been exposed to a lot of chemicals like e.g pesticides. The peels (back) of mangoes may contain lots of chemicals, as some companies use chemicals to preserve fruits.
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Can Rabbits Eat Mango Seeds?
No, rabbits shouldn’t eat the seed of a mango. The seed of mango is hard and too strong for a rabbit to chew and mango seeds are too big to swallow. Rabbits can choke on mango seeds which can result in death so they shouldn’t be given mango seeds to eat.
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Can Rabbits Eat Mango Leaves?
It is not recommended to feed mango leaves to your rabbits. Some people however do allow their rabbits to eat the leaves of mango but it isn’t recommended by vet doctors.
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Can Rabbits Eat Dried Mango Slices?
No, rabbits shouldn’t eat dried mango slices, dried mango slices contain preservatives (to keep them fresh) which are bad and can negatively affect the health of your rabbits.
What Nutrients Do Mangoes Contain?
Mangoes offer a variety of nutrients and vitamins to both humans and animals, here are a few of the nutrients that can be found in a mango
- Vitamin C (34mg)
- Vitamin A (25mcg)
- Vitamin K
- Potassium (13mg)
- Phosphorous (165mg)
- Calcium (13mg)
There are many more vitamins and nutrients in mangoes the above list is just a few of them.
Advantages Of Feeding Your Rabbits Mangoes (Health Benefits)
There are many health benefits of feeding mangoes to your rabbits, here are some of the major health benefits of feeding mangoes to your rabbits.
- Stronger Muscles: Mangoes are rich in fiber and they help build and develop stronger muscles for rabbits and humans in general.
- Stronger Bones: Mangoes contain a fair portion of calcium, calcium helps build the bones. so mangoes do help in strengthening the bones of humans and rabbits.
- Longer Life: Fruits, mangoes in particular can increase the life span of rabbits because of the additional vitamins that mangoes provide.
Disadvantages of OverFeeding Mangoes To Your Rabbits
In as much as mangoes provide a lot of vitamins and nutrients to rabbits, it is very very dangerous to feed a lot of mangoes to your rabbits, here are some of the disadvantages of feeding your rabbits too many mangoes.
- Stomach Upset: Mangoes contain too much sugar and citric acid which can cause stomach upset when consumed in much/large quantities.
- Stooling: Your rabbit can start stooling frequently whenever it consumes too many mangoes.
There are many other disadvantages of overfeeding your rabbit’s mangoes.
Preparation Of Mangoes for Rabbits
You can use the following guide to prepare mangoes for your rabbits.
- Select good riped, mangoes.
- Wash the mangoes with clean water.
- Peel the back of the mangoes as this part is not recommended to be given (fed) to rabbits.
- Dice mangoes, you can dice the mangoes in small bits or chips
- Make sure to remove the mango seed when feeding your rabbit.
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How Often Should I Feed My Rabbits Mangoes?
For Adult Rabbits:
You can feed an adult rabbit a maximum of 2 mangoes in a week, It shouldn’t exceed this number to reduce the risk of overfeeding.
For Young Rabbits:
You should feed a young or baby rabbit a maximum of one mango per week so as not to cause stomach upset for them.
Can Rabbits And Guinea Pigs Eat Mango?
Yes, both rabbits and guinea pigs can eat mangoes, but they should eat them moderately, too much mango can harm both your guinea pig and rabbit.
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What Fruits Can I Feed My Rabbits?
Rabbits can eat a variety of fruits, these fruits should be consumed moderately and not too much, some of the fruits your rabbits can eat include
- bananas e.t.c
Conclusion On Can Rabbits Eat Mangoes?
From this blog post, we can say that the answer to the question “Can Rabbits Eat Mangoes?” is Yes, rabbits can eat mangoes, mangoes are rich in vitamins e.g vitamin C and Vitamin A which are beneficial to rabbits. It is also very important to know that excess consumption of mangoes can harm your rabbits since mangoes are rich in sugar.
Mangoes provide lots of nutrients and vitamins but should be fed moderately to your rabbits.
This post was written by Israel for Animals District