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My Roscoe will be 6 months old in a couple of days, and I have seen some posts that refer to limiting the amount of pellets around age 7 months. He is a Flemmie, and is already like 11 pounds at 6 months, and he eats A LOT of pellets. I currently give him unlimited pellets, unlimited hay, and about 2 cups of greens in morning and at night. He's a mighty big boy with a very big appetite. He doesn't eat as much hay as expected, though - probably because of the unlimited pellets and the amount of greens he's getting.
I have seen other posts that say around 7 months to limit to 1/2 c pellets per 4 pounds of bunny. That would be about 1.5 cups of pellets a day for Roscoe? Does that sound right?
The information that I've seen is to start limiiting pellets at 6 months of age, and to give 1/4 cup per 5 pounds of rabbit. I just saw one chart that said a rabbit who weighs 11 - 15 pounds should get 3/4 cup of pellets a day. I don't know if a Flemish requires more pellets per pound than a "regular" size rabbit, or if you go strictly by their weight, and it's the same for all breeds. Of course, your bunny will keep growing and will weigh more than 11 pounds when he is fully grown. You can also start transitioning him to Timothy pellets, since I assume that he is currently eating alfalfa based pellets.
Cutting back on his pellets should make him eat more hay, which is what we all want our bunnies to do.