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vanessa
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One of my bunnies hasn’t eaten hay since June last year. I’ve tried his favorite type of hay (Orchard), different brands, different presentations, it’s not happening. He is underweight, so I give him unlimited pellets. I also changed his pellets to the most grass-based I coudl find. No meal, byproducts – the first 2 or 3 ingredients must be grass. I like Sherwood forest for this, but there are other types. His pal is a fat bunny who eats a lot of hay, and takes advantage of his unlimited pellets… Because he doesnt’ eat hay, his 6-month teeth filing has been bumped up to every 3 months, and I’ll see if that is sufficient. How long as Missy ot been eating hay? With cutting back the pellets, you still want her body to be processing food. Rabbits need to be eating constantly. I would add low calorie greens like Romaine lettuce and celery. My bunnies like critical care when I use it in bunny cookies. Otherwise, the only way I can make them eat it is by syinge feeding. So I make critical care cookies with banana,cilantro, and carrots.
I have not been able to convince Lancelot to eat hay in 8 months now. I did panick at first, but by switching his pelets to a more grass-based, adding the critical care cookies, and benebac to his water, (he finishes his waterbowl overnight), and filing his teeth every 3 months – he has not had any issues.