Jackfruits are not commonly eaten by too many people, but this is a tasty fruit when eaten ripe and yellow. It has various minerals like phosphorus and vitamins like A and C. But we do not give all the fruits that we eat to our rabbits and thus, we would discuss the provisions of feeding jackfruit to your rabbit.
- 1 What are the nutritional contents of jackfruit?
- 2 Is jackfruit good for rabbits?
- 3 What can happen to your rabbit if you provide them with jackfruit?
- 4 How much jackfruit is good for the rabbit?
- 5 Is jackfruit toxic for rabbits?
- 6 Is jackfruit good for rabbits?
- 7 Why the rind and seeds of jackfruit should not be given to rabbits?
- 8 How will you offer jackfruit to your pet rabbit?
What are the nutritional contents of jackfruit?
Jackfruit is also called jak or jack. Some people also call it jack tree or jakfruit. This fruit, when matured and ripe, can become as heavy as 80 pounds and it can reach 20 inches in diameter.
Other than carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and energy this fruit contains vitamin A, B complex, C, and E. There is some amount of magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, etc.
So you can safely call this fruit healthy and it will not cause any problem to the consumer.
Another reason for not providing rabbits with jackfruit is, that this fruit is extremely sweet. Jackfruit contains a high amount of sugar, which, though natural, does not suit the diet of the rabbit. Rabbits love the sweet taste and they would love the taste of the jackfruit. But jackfruit also contains lots of acidic ingredients which is not ideal for rabbits.
Rabbits may suffer from acidity and bloating if you feed them a good amount of jackfruit. Though jackfruit can provide them with various minerals which are necessary for their good health, it is not a fruit that can be added to the staple diet of rabbits.
What can happen to your rabbit if you provide them with jackfruit?
Jackfruit is a golden yellow-colored tropical fruit that is delicious and contains a huge nutritional value. This one is available in the summer months. The fruit comes with sweet and tender flesh which is quite liked by most humans.
It contains so much sweetness that, if you provide your rabbit with this fruit in a great portion and that too, on a regular basis, then it would surely affect its digestive system. This fruit contains a high amount of dietary fiber and rabbits are infamous for their sensitive stomach. The high dose of fiber can make the rabbit ill and that would not be a great thing you would want to happen.
Other than that rabbits will become obese if you keep feeding them jackfruit regularly. The high amount of sugar present in jackfruit is not suitable for rabbits, it can increase their weight, and also they can become diabetic. So you should not take the chance and not feed jackfruit regularly to your pet rabbit.
How much jackfruit is good for the rabbit?
This tasty fruit can be given to your rabbit but you need to maintain the portion. A small piece of jackfruit can be given to the pet rabbit once a week. There are certain parts of the fruit that are not good for the rabbit. So when you offer them this fruit, make sure to get only the flesh to eat for the rabbit.
You can only use jackfruit to make up for 10% of the rabbit’s diet. Hay should be the primary ingredient of nutrients for the rabbit. This sugary fruit can be given only once or twice a week to the rabbit and that too in moderation.
Is jackfruit toxic for rabbits?
Jackfruit does not contain any toxic parts so when you give a small piece of this fruit to your rabbit, you can do that without any worry.
There is a sticky part of this fruit that is not toxic but can cause discomfort for the rabbits. This gummy portion can tangle the tongue of the rabbit and it may get choked. When you will cut the fruit and make small pieces, avoid this sticky content so the rabbit does not have to suffer from the sticky thing.
You should give the guinea pig the pods of the fruit and take out the rind and the seeds from the fruit. The seeds are pretty big and the rabbit will not be able to eat that. The rind part is hard and not edible. When removing these parts you also clean the sticky white content which is found under the rind part.
Is jackfruit good for rabbits?
As jackfruit contains various ingredients which are necessary for health building, the consumption of this fruit can help the rabbit to stay in good condition.
The antioxidant quotient of jackfruit will help the rabbit to stay young for many years. This ingredient helps the cell to stay young and protects it from the free radicals which are blamed for the aging process.
Other than this, there are several other goodnesses that can be enjoyed by consuming jackfruit. The high amount of vitamin C makes sure that the rabbit does not fall ill and get cold. There will also be less chance of falling sick out of allergenic reasons as vitamin C also immunes the rabbit from such problems.
As the jackfruit is the source of dietary fiber, it keeps their digestive system alright. However, not too much jackfruit is suitable but you can provide a little amount of jackfruit which will keep their stomach perfect. In case you are worried about the high sugar content of jackfruit, provide the rabbit with alfalfa hay which provides the necessary amount of dietary fiber and yet does not cause damage to the health of the rabbit.
Why the rind and seeds of jackfruit should not be given to rabbits?
The rind and seed of the jackfruit are usually not good for the health of the rabbits. The nutrition quotient of the rind and seeds is not great and these ones are the harder part of the jackfruit. We humans do not eat these parts of jackfruit and quite naturally, these parts should be omitted when you will offer jackfruit to your pet rabbit.
How will you offer jackfruit to your pet rabbit?
After you cut the whole jackfruit, you need to take the flesh out of the skin. It is advised to wear gloves at this time to avoid the sticky content. When you will take the pod out you need to put some pressure so the seed inside comes out.
Now you can offer the flesh part to the rabbit, which it will sumptuously consume.