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Posted By hunniesmama on 1/16/2017 8:58 PM

ive had my hunnie bun since septemer of 2016 and the whole time i had her i had changed her diet at least 2 times due to money issues .. at first she was straight pellets and was eating just fine but when i had to change her diet the first time i had did research to find out that she needs more then 13% fibers and proteins i had bought her this rabbit food that had oats, grain, wheat, nuggets that looked like cat food and whole bunch of dried veggies and fruit .. now the first few weeks she was eating it all then she started to eat everything but the pellets and when i couldnt afford to but that bag of food i bought her this healthy kaytee nugget and pellet bag of food and she will only eat the nuggets she hasnt touched any pellets for at least 2 months now …. she might be preggers she would be on day 13-14 if she is is sumn wrong with her or is she just being really picky or whats wrong ?? she is picky on her veggies and fruit aslo , she just turned 12 months and shes a jersey wooly , but i was told shes a dwarf angora by her previous owners and she keeps mixing all her bedding up with all her hay and pushin everything to one side she started doing this after she was bred is that normal to ???

Hi Hunniesmama

Those feeds with the mix of grains, seeds, nuggets etc are really not ideal. As you have seen, rabbits pick out what they like and leave the rest, so they are not getting all they need.  Plain pellets offer a balanced feed.  I think you will just have to offer her the pellets only until she takes to eating them. Provide plenty of hay in case she keeps snubbing the pellets for a while.  But she should eventually come to eating them. Since you said she is likely pregnant, you could give her an alfalfa based pellet. They have more protein which would be good for her at the moment. You could mix a bit of alfalfa hay in with her other hay also. 

It’s not unusal for rabbits to push all the bedding aside. They seem to like the bare cage floor. Bedding is not really necessary. You can just provide a litter box and leave the rest of the cage bedding free. However, for Hunnie, I wouldn’t mess with her habitat too much at the moment. She may become very protective of it if she is expecting. Do provide her a nest box and some more nesting materials. 

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