Last Updated on July 30, 2022 by Rei Garnet
Quick Facts About Dragon Fruit:
- Scientific name – Selenicereus undatus
- Also known as – “pitahaya” or “pitaya.”
- Origin – Central and South America
- Most commonly found in – Canada, Thailand, and Peru.
- Average weight – 150 – 600 grams
Dragon fruits, or pitaya, are safe for rabbits to eat as long as your rabbit is old enough (at least 7 months old) and you only give them in moderation (2 times per week). You should also base the amount you give your rabbits on their current weight.
Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more detail why rabbits can eat dragon fruit:
Do rabbits like eating dragon fruit?
Yes, rabbits like dragon fruits and would eat them if you gave them some. In my case, my two babies (Tyr and Freya) both liked the taste of dragon fruit.
We’ve also asked a few rabbit owners if they ever fed dragon fruit to their rabbits and what their reactions were. All of those who did give dragon fruits to their rabbits reported that their rabbits liked dragon fruits.
Is dragon fruit safe to be eaten by rabbits?
Rabbits can eat dragon fruit as long as it is given in moderation and your rabbit is old enough to eat treats (7 months old).
You should also stop giving dragon fruits to your rabbits if they are having any digestive problems.
What are the benefits of feeding dragon fruit to rabbits?
To properly understand the benefits of feeding dragon fruits to your rabbits, let’s first take a look at how much and what nutrients your rabbits are getting when you feed them dragon fruits.
You can use this nutrient constrain calculator to determine if the amount you’re giving your rabbits is within the recommended nutrient constrain.
You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to see its benefits and deficiency.