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I’ve had a bunny who never ate hay before but loves it now. Some tips-

· Try hay in different locations and different way. Hay in the litterbox, a rack, a cardboard tube with hay in it, etc.

· Different types of hay! Orchard grass, meadow, and timothy are all excellent. And try different brands and cuts. There’s a hay for everybun.

· Make sure hay is out 24/7, and do not feed any pellets until the hay is eaten. Be careful with this tip, though, and only do so if the rabbit isn’t underweight and is very food motivated. It worked with Licorice, but I would never try it with Winter, who has weight problems. Of course, if the rabbit absolutely will not eat it, stop. No point starving them, but it works for others.

· Try a little hay topper. Sometimes it smells better and the rabbit eats it, other times they pick it out. I sometimes by hay with mango or carrot bits in it but I wouldn’t if I wasn’t sure my rabbits weren’t just picking them out and leaving the hay. (The mango and carrot bits aren’t a lot either, so it’s not too unhealthy.)

· Toys involving hay often help.