Rabbits & Eating Pineapple – Pet Guide

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It’s important that your rabbit eats pineapple only in the right amounts. Here, we explain how much pineapple a rabbit can have and how to feed a rabbit pineapple.

The calories in pineapple and the sugar in pineapple are the same whether it’s fed to a human, rabbit, or dog, so letting your rabbit eat pineapple depends on a few things.

How Much Pineapple Can a Rabbit Eat?

Most rabbit nutrition experts recommend that giving any fruit to your rabbit be done in relatively small amounts. Regular house-pet rabbits only need around 2 grams of sugar in their diet per day.

Since there are around 10 grams of sugar in every 100 grams of pineapple, your rabbits should have only have around 20 grams of pineapple, maximum, in a day.

What’s the Best Way to Feed Pineapple to a Rabbit?

It’s recommended that pineapple for rabbits should be an infrequent treat rather than a diet staple. Feeding your rabbit any foods high in calories and sugar can easily lead to obesity. Most experts agree this drastically reduces a rabbit’s lifespan.

When giving pineapple to a rabbit for the first time, you should remember that some animals can be allergic or react badly to eating it. The safest way to introduce and let your rabbit eat pineapple is to start with a very small amount. A little nibble, at first!

Rabbits are known to gobble up anything sugary. They aren’t always able to control themselves, so they will keep on eating as long as it’s in front of them.

Laying out some pineapple for your rabbit, a little at a time, is the best way to allow pineapple into their diets

Which Parts of a Pineapple Are Safe for Rabbits?

It’s important that you only feed your rabbit the fleshy juicy part of a fresh pineapple. Do not feed your rabbit the leaves or skin from a pineapple, because those may contain a type of sap which is bad for their furry constitution.

If you want to cut and prepare a pineapple properly, we highly recommend you follow PineapplesInfo’s How to Cut a Pineapple guide.

Can Rabbits Eat Dried Pineapple, or Pineapple Juice?

Dried pineapple will have fewer calories than fresh pineapple. However it has roughly the same density of sugar that a fresh pineapple has – the main difference is the juice content.

Some rabbit owners have wondered about allowing pineapple juice for rabbits. Pineapple juice has been known to clear furballs that can get stuck in rabbit intestines because the acidity can break down hair fibres.

Most times, though, giving pineapple juice to rabbits is usually a bad idea. Pineapple juice can have much reduced fiber, vitamins, and minerals, when you’re comparing to fresh pineapple.


Evelyn is a horticulture expert and researcher who has contributed to various studies on pineapple feasibility, industrialisation and cultivation across the world. Evelyn is a researcher with prior experience within various Departments of Agriculture. Evelyn is credited with numerous studies on plant feasibility and horticultural studies. In her retirement, she turned her attention to fruit and pineapple cultivation, gaining a love for the pineapple fruit which continues to this day. You can reach me via email or Twitter!


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