The outer layer of mangoes is called mango peels or mango skins. Mango peels protect the mango fruits from insects, diseases, and physical damage. Although mango peels are tough, fibrous, and have a slightly bitter taste, in some countries, people eat mango peels.
But can rabbits eat mango peels or mango skins? “Yes”, rabbits love to eat mango skins. And we noticed that while eating mango peels, they were enjoying and sharing their meal with each other.
Today we gave mango peels to our pet rabbits named Cleo and Dot as their lunch meal to see whether they eat. But surprisingly, they ate all the peels within 2 minutes. And here, we will tell you detailed how they ate and how many peels we gave them.
Can Rabbits Eat Mango Skin?
Yes, rabbits eat mango skins as they love to eat mangoes.
But you should give them those mangoes skins that are ripped already.
Don’t give them raw mangoes pills.
Remember, ripped mango skins can be available in many colors, like green, reddish, yellow, and orange, and the colors depend on the variety of the mangoes.
Color doesn’t matter; mango should be ripped and sweet. If your mango is sweet, then the peels will be sweet also, and rabbits love to eat those peels which are collected from sweet mangoes.
That means rabbits also love to eat mangoes. But compared to mangoes, flesh mangoes skins are slightly bitter and fibrous. We also try to understand can rabbits eat frozen mango.
How Much Mango Skins We Gave To Our Rabbits?
Today we have 14 grams of mango peels for our Cleo and Dot, and as we said before, we always maintain a balanced diet for our rabbits.
If you also want to maintain a balanced diet for rabbits, of course, give less than 20 grams of mango peels to your rabbits. And to ensure a balanced diet for all meals, you can look at our rabbit food chart.
It’s not so hard to collect mango skins because mango skins don’t have the spiky outer layer that a pineapple has.
By the way, as we talked about pineapple skins, can rabbits eat pineapple skins? Check our previous article, where we experimented with it.
Anyway, first wash a mango perfectly; remember, sometimes skins can contain harmful chemicals. So you have to wash mango in such a way that there is no risk of chemicals.
Can Rabbits Love To Eat Mango Peels?
Of course, rabbits love to eat mango skins. Today during lunchtime, we gave 14 grams of mango skins to our Cleo and Dot. And they swallowed the whole within 2 minutes.
First of all, we peeled off a mango and took 2 pieces of skins which was 14 grams. We didn’t take more because we always maintain a healthy diet; if you also want to provide mango peels to your 2 rabbits, take less than 20 grams.
Then we gave the peels on a plate, where we provided their regular foods. It was the first time we gave mango peels to our rabbits; before that, we never gave any mango peels to them.
When we gave peels to them, they started to eat within 3 to 4 seconds. Although other times they smell first and take 15 to 20 seconds to start eating.
But at that time, their response was instant, and they started eating. We noticed that both of them enjoyed their meal.
During eating, their eating speed and body movements were average. Sometimes their food is getting out from the plates, and instantly they are taking back peels to the plate.
We noticed a funny thing during the 20 seconds Cleo and Dot were sharing a single piece of peel; that view was so funny.
Anyway, they took almost 3 minutes to eat 24 grams of mango peels. And when they finished their meal, we saw that they were searching for more, which means their meal was delicious, and they wanted more.
If you have enough time and want to see the live experiment, how their movement was, how they ate, and how much time they spent eating, then you can watch this video.
Although the video is more informative, if you don’t want to spend 3 minutes watching this video, then don’t worry.
Because here in this chart, we described the summary of the video, so take a look at this chart.
|Rabbits Names||Food Items & Weight||Eat Or Not (Yes Or No)||Percentage Of Eating||Percentage Of Residual|
|Cleo & Dot||Mango Peels (14 Grams)||Yes||100%||0%|
Here is the summary of the experiment, and you can see that they left nothing and ate all the peels.
So if you want to serve mango peels to your rabbits as their meal, then you can do it. Additionally, mango peels are safe for rabbits, although peels taste slightly bitter.
By the way, the taste of mango peels varies on the taste of mango. If your mango is sweet, then the peels will be a little bit sweet, and if your mango is sour, then the peel can be sour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are mango peels?
A: Mango peels or mango skins are the outer layers of the mango, which keep the mango safe from disease, insects, and physical damage. Shortly, you can say that mango peels are the cover of mango fruit which keeps the fruit safe.
Q: Can I give my rabbit mango peel?
A: Of course, you can give mango peel to your rabbits, but of course, you should give peels from those mangoes which are ripped and sweet. Don’t give peels from raw and sour mangoes. In addition, you have to make sure that the peels are chemicals free.
Q: Can rabbits eat fruit peels?
A: Many people ask us if we bunnies can eat mango skin or not? Well, the question is tricky because there are some fruit peels that are delicious and safe for rabbits.
On the other hand, there are some fruit peels that are unsafe for rabbits. So which fruit peels you are providing to your rabbits depends on the fruits.
Q: Is it safe to eat mango peels?
A: For humans, it’s not hygienic to eat mango peels because mango peels taste a little bit bitter, and mango peels are tough and fibrous.
But in some cultures and countries like India uses, mango peels to produce many foods. We hope now it’s clear to you whether rabbits eat mango peels or not.
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