Last Updated on March 25, 2022 by Rei Garnet
Quick Facts About mangoes:
- Scientific name – Mangifera indica
- Origin – India
- Most commonly found in – Mexico, Netherlands, Thailand.
- Average weight – 150 grams
Mangoes are one of the most recommended treats for rabbits. You can safely feed your rabbits small amounts of mangoes 1-2 times per week and make sure that your rabbit is at least 7 months old.
Also, be careful when introducing any new diet to your rabbit especially if they are young. Always introduce in small amounts at first to avoid triggering digestive problems.
Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more detail why rabbits can eat mangoes:
Do rabbits like to eat mangoes?
In my case, both of my rabbits(Tyr and Freya) likes to eat mangoes whenever I give them some.
I’ve also asked several of my friends who are rabbit owners and breeders if they ever fed mangoes to their rabbits and if their rabbits like mangoes.
All of them reported to feeding mangoes occasionally and that their rabbits gobble up the mangoes immediately.
Are mangoes safe to be eaten by rabbits?
As long as your rabbit is at least 7 months old and you only give it 1-2 times per week, then feeding mangoes to your rabbits is perfectly safe.
The problem would most likely come when rabbit owners fed treats to young rabbits whose susceptible to digestive problems. Another possible way mangoes would harm your rabbit is if they are already obese.
Obese rabbits should not be fed sugary treats like mangoes until normal weight is acquired.
You should also avoid letting your rabbit eat the seed. Both the flesh and skin are fine to be eaten by rabbits except the seed.
Finally, mangoes when fed regularly could lead to dental problems because sugar damages teeth if fed long-term.
What are the benefits of feeding mangoes to rabbits?
To properly identify the benefits of feeding mangoes to your rabbits, let’s first take a look at what nutrients your rabbit is getting whenever you feed them mangoes.
We can use this nutrient constrain calculator which shows the different nutrients your rabbit is getting and if the amount you’re giving is within the nutritional constraint.
You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to show the different benefits and deficiencies of each nutrient: