You are reading this post, which means you have some pineapple leaves and want to serve those to your pet rabbits. Or you may be thinking of trying new foods for rabbits, so you choose pineapple leaves. But you are not sure that rabbits actually eat pineapple leaves?
Yes, rabbits eat pineapple leaves. Even we noticed that rabbits enjoyed pineapple leaves as their meal. Today, we served pineapple leaves to our pet rabbits, Cleo and Dot, and the result was surprising. When we served pineapple leaves as their breakfast meal, they literally competed for eating.
This article will help you know precisely how much rabbits like to eat pineapple leaves, whether they should be fed, and how much they should be given to rabbits at a time.
Also, here we will tell you how often and how much (in grams) you should provide pineapple leaves.
- Do Rabbits Eat Pineapple Leaves?
- Let’s See Exactly How Much Pineapple Leaves We Provided To Cleo and Dot?
- Can Your Rabbits Really Eat Pineapple Leaves?
- Can Rabbits Eat Pineapple Leaves? [Our Live Video]
- Frequently Asked Questions
Do Rabbits Eat Pineapple Leaves?
Yes, rabbits eat pineapple leaves, so if you are thinking of serving them to your rabbits, give them.
Although pineapple leaves are not as juicy and nutritious as pineapple, pineapple leaves still contain fiber, which is very important for maintaining a healthy digestive system.
And it’s not so hard to get pineapple leaves because leaves come with the pineapple fruits.
But before providing pineapple leaves, make sure that these leaves are fresh enough and never touched with any chemical. Also, when you will serve, wash and clean these pineapple leaves.
Let’s See Exactly How Much Pineapple Leaves We Provided To Cleo and Dot?
Cleo and Dot are our pet rabbits, and they are a lovely couple. They love to eat their meal sharing with each other.
When we try to feed them particularly, we notice that they are not eating, that’s why we keep them together, and we see that they are enjoying their meal and sharing leaves with each other.
Even at the last time, they shared a single leave, and you will see that in the video that we provided below. This view was amazing!
Anyway, before serving, clean them and cut both sides of these leaves because pineapple leaves have sharp teeth on both sides, like a saw.
Although we forgot to cut these when you serve leaves, make sure that both sides don’t have any sharp teeth. Cleo and Dot are now adults, and both of them eat 50 grams (average) in the morning time.
And if you take a look at the rabbit food chart, then you will see that adult rabbits eat 80% of hays, grasses, and pellets during their meal. And green leaves, vegetables, and fruits are 20% of their total diet.
That’s why we provided 10 grams (which is 20% of the total meal) of pineapple leaves to our Cleo and Dot. And surprisingly, they ate almost 5 grams, which means 10% of their total meal. And if we talk about particular, then each of them ate almost 2.5 grams equally.
Remember, after a long period, we provided pineapple leaves to them, that’s why they ate 5 grams.
But if you offer pineapple leaves regularly (twice a week), then their food habit and taste can change, and they can eat more.
Can Your Rabbits Really Eat Pineapple Leaves?
Of course, we often provide pineapple leaves to our rabbits. And almost all rabbits are the same, so you can also provide pineapple leaves to your rabbits, but make sure that you are providing less than 20% of their total meal.
When we consumed gave pineapple leaves to our Cleo and Dot, their behavior was normal, and they ate those leaves as rabbits ate pineapple fruit. Their chewing activities were normal, and they took almost 5 minutes to eat all these leaves.
We didn’t use any food container; we just washed, wiped, dry, and kept pineapple leaves inside the cage to observe how they started. And we noticed that one rabbit started eating from the tip of the leaf and the other from the base.
And both of them are almost the same quantity (almost 2.5 grams for each). When they finished their meal, we noticed that they left 5 grams of pineapple leaves (which was 50% of the total leaves).
So when you provide pineapple leaves to your pet bunnies, give them 10-15 grams. But of course, the quantity will depend on their age and weight.
So if you are thinking of giving some pineapple leaves to your rabbits, make sure they are older than 12 weeks.
Let’s watch how we provided pineapple leaves to Cleo and Dot and what their response was.
Can Rabbits Eat Pineapple Leaves? [Our Live Video]
Here is the summary of the video, so if you are in a hurry, you can look at this chart:
|Rabbits Names||Food Items||Eat or Not (Yes or No)||Percentage of Eating||Percentage of Residual||Eating Percentage for Each Rabbit|
Although pineapple leaves are not so nutritious, their fibers are perfect for a healthy digestive system. Also, pineapple leaves are safe for rabbits.
So if you are planning to provide pineapple leaves to your pet rabbits, then you can provide them maintaining a limit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can Animals Eat Pineapple Leaves?
A: Not all animals eat pineapple leaves, but most herbivores animals eat pineapple leaves, like goats, cows, and even rabbits. You will be surprised that pineapple waste significantly increases cow’s milk production.
But if we talk about cats or dogs, which are our common pets, then don’t dare to serve pineapple leaves, core, or peel to them.
Q: Are Pineapple Leaves Good For Rabbits?
A: Yes, pineapple leaves are good for rabbit’s digestive systems, and pineapple leaves are safe for rabbits. Although pineapple leaves are not so nutritious, you often give pineapple leaves to your rabbits.
Q: Is Pineapple Toxic To Rabbits?
A: No adult rabbits or rabbits older than 12 weeks can safely eat pineapples. Bit of course, the amount of pineapple should be less than 20% of the total meal.
That means you need to provide a certain amount of pineapple because pineapple is so sweet that overeating can lead to sugar highs or gas problems in rabbits.
Q: Are Pineapple Leaves Proper Meals for Rabbits?
A: Pineapple leaves are safer for rabbits, but pineapple leaves can’t be the main meal for rabbits.
Not only leaves, but even pineapple and other fruits also can’t be the proper or main meal for rabbits. You should provide fruit leaves, fruits, or green leaves less than 20% with the main meal.
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