Kaytee Fiesta Healthy Papaya Toppings

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KAYTEE Fiesta Healthy Toppings are the perfect treat to add to your pet's regular diet or offer as a side dish. The small size and delicious real fruit make Healthy Toppings an excellent training aid. KAYTEE Products are dedicated to the health and well being of your pet.


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Are KAYTEE Fiesta Healthy Toppings Papaya good for pet birds?

This product is a guaranteed nutritious treat for all birds, and is a healthy addition to any snack time! However, as with most treats, these toppings should be given out in moderation. KAYTEE Fiesta Healthy Toppings Papaya is scientifically formulated and backed by careful research. However, they are still key sources of sugar, which should be limited in any pet's diet. Learn More...

Aside from being as tasty as they are nutritious, these snacks are also great training aids. The treat has also been shown to increase bonding between owners and their small animals during hand-feeding time.

What are the health benefits of papaya for my pet?

Papaya has a range of benefits for animals of all kinds. From cats and dogs to birds and other small animals, papaya is a delicious treat packed with nutrients that are sure to benefit your domestic animal's health.

  • For dogs: Fresh papaya (without the skin or the seeds) can make for an occasional tasty snack for your pup. It contains an enzyme which is heat-sensitive and is able to help break down protein during digestion. Most commercially processed dog foods lack this enzyme and therefore, most dogs are not benefitting from its health properties.

  • For cats: Although it may come as a surprise to most, cats may enjoy papaya every now and then. This fruit has plenty of vitamins and minerals, as well as a high water content. As long as you don't feed papaya to your cat regularly, as it's high in sugar too, and make sure to remove all of the seeds - your feline should benefit from its nutrients.

  • For birds: When it comes to birds, papaya is considered to be a superfood of sorts. This is most likely due to its high concentration of vitamin C, which is a known stress reliever for most avians. It also provides an added benefit in boosting their immune systems.

  • For rabbits: Papaya provides a particularly unique health aid when eaten by rabbits. This fruit is known to contain certain digestive enzymes which help break down food that could possibly create hair clumps in a rabbit's stomach. Your bunny consuming papaya may result in a reduced risk of hairballs and other gastrointestinal blockages.

  • For hamsters: Although fruits are not recommended to play a large role in your hamster's diet, due to their high sugar content, they may be enjoyed as a rare snack. Papayas are amongst the healthier variations of the occasional fruit snack for your rodent. This is, in part, due to the fact that papaya is rich in vitamin K. This is essential for blood clotting in hamsters, and is known to speed up the recovery time of wounds.

  • For Guinea pigs: As long as you remove the seeds and limit feeding this treat to them to at least twice a week, guinea pigs are known to enjoy snacking on papaya. This fruit is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, both of which are vital in the prevention of scurvy in these rodents. Scurvy is fatal in guinea pigs, and so feeding them papaya every now and then should aid in decreasing their risk of contracting it exponentially.