Rabbits are die-hard fruit fans. Most of the time, they just can’t seem to get enough of them especially when they are trying out fruits that have been properly ripened. Rabbits that have a sweet tooth are also known to like even the fruit peel and in some cases, they will also eat the seeds if they can.
However, rabbits are not supposed to eat a lot of fruits. This is because they can actually suffer from stomach problems if they get too much sugar from eating them. Some fruits are also known to contain substances that can be toxic to rabbits. This is why owners should be very careful when choosing treats.
One of the fruits that many of us love to eat are mangoes. Aside from its delicate and sweet taste, mangoes are known to be great snacks for children and adults alike because they are quite healthy. This is also why there are a lot of rabbit owners want to know if their rabbits can safely eat this amazing fruit.
Mangoes are tart, sweet and very juicy when they are ripe, but there are also a lot of people out there who like them when they are still unripe because it has a uniquely sour and tangy flavor. While ripe, the exotic mangoes are quite soft and mushy, unripe ones are firm and they have a very nice crisp texture.
Aside from the texture and flavor that it can provide, mangoes can actually contain a lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It contains beta carotene, vitamin B complex, as well as vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K. These make the mango an awesome tropical fruit that you can use as your rabbit’s treat.
Mangoes are also known to contain trace metals and minerals such as zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium and iron. These minerals are very important for your rabbit’s overall health and wellness. Mangoes however, also contain a lot of sugar and carbohydrates that are not good for your rabbit’s health.
If you want to give mangoes to your rabbits, you can try to check whether they prefer the sweet, ripe ones or the sour, unripe mangoes. In most cases, you will not have to peel the mangoes because the rabbits will want to eat the peel too. But you will have to slice it so that the rabbit can eat it properly.
You should also keep in mind that dried mangoes are entirely different from fresh mangoes. This is because the dried ones might already contain additional sugars and preservatives that are not good for your rabbit. You should only give your rabbit fresh mangoes that have been grown organically.
Although they are quite healthy, you need to understand that mangoes should only be used as a treat and they should not be fed regularly to your rabbits. You can give your rabbit a few small slices of it 2 or 3 times per week. This will allow your rabbit to stay healthy and avoid getting diarrhea or bloating.
Mangoes are such an amazing tropical fruit that can offer an amazing flavor as well as very nice textures. Depending on your rabbit, you might be able to give them ripe or unripe ones. You can give your rabbit the peel but you should not let them eat the seed. You should also avoid giving your rabbits dried ones.
Although mangoes are very nutritious, you should only give a few small slices of it per rabbit. This is because its high sugar content can actually give the rabbit diarrhea or an upset stomach. Always use mangoes only as a treat and try to find ones that are organic, fresh and without any mold or bruises.
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