Posted By Kourtney on 10/17/2016 9:59 PM
Hi! my rabbit Daisy had to switch pellets because the ones she was eating were causing her to have terrible diarrhea but now she is refusing to eat the new pellets. I don't know what to do so I was wondering if anyone has any tips to try to get her to eat these new pellets.
Do you still have some of the old pellets? If she can still tolerate a small amount of those, perhaps mix a bit of her old and new food together. Hopefully the smell of the one she is used to will transfer to the new ones.
Are the ingredients very different? For example, the junior rabbit pellets are alfalfa based and adult usually timothy based. Some rabbits take a while to like the adult pellets.
It might just be a matter of offering them again and again. Even if she doesn't eat them initially, it won't hurt her, as long as she is eating hay.