Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Rei Garnet
Quick Facts About Pineapples:
- Scientific name – Ananas comosus
- Also known as – Piña, hala kahiki
- Origin – Americas
- Most commonly found in – Costa Rica, Philippines, and the Netherlands.
- Average weight – 35 ounces
There’s a growing buzz in the rabbit world where pineapple juice is often cited as a good remedy for dissolving hairballs due to bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapples.
But, according to the textbook of rabbit medicine, this kind of treatment doesn’t exhibit any ability to dissolve hairballs.
The likely cause of the success of pineapples is likely due to the liquid itself being administered to rabbits, softening the hairball and making it easier to pass out of the stomach.
Nevertheless, if you’re planning on giving your rabbits pineapples as treats, make sure that you only give them a few grams two times a week just to be safe.
Pineapples have large amounts of sugar in them.
Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more detail why rabbits can eat pineapples:
Do rabbits like eating pineapples?
Yes, rabbits like to eat sweet treats like pineapples.
In fact, they would likely eat too much if you let them.
That’s why it’s important to control the amount you give your rabbits and make sure they’re not eating it in lieu of hay.
This is especially true for young rabbits, whose digestive systems are more prone to digestive distress if given the wrong diet.
Are pineapples safe to be eaten by rabbits?
Yes, pineapples are a safe treat to be given to rabbits as long as you give them in moderation.
Pineapples are actually on the list of the most common and safest treats to give to rabbits.
What are the benefits of feeding pineapples to rabbits?
To know the benefits of feeding pineapples to rabbits, let’s look at the amount of nutrients in 100 grams of pineapples based on the nutrient constrain for rabbits.
You can click on the blue icon to see the benefits and deficiencies of each vitamin and mineral: