I just adopted a new rabbit today. She is approximately 4 months old and was spayed last week. I honestly hadn't thought about alfalfa products until just now. Luckily she still has some Oxbow alfafa pellets from the foster mom. If I get more alfalfa pellets, is alfalfa hay really necessary?
My other rabbit is around 2 years old. How can I feed her alfalfa products without him getting to them? The two live separately right now, but I don't anticipate the bonding process taking 3 months. They're getting along really well. They're grooming and cuddling on day one, with only minor incidents of humping. I really don't want to keep them separate that long. My kitchen has been put it disarray to fit them both in there. I want them to be able to play, but I don't want to lock the new girl out of her pen whenever I let them out.
I couldn't just lock them up for meal time. He eats really slowly, and usually keeps his pellets around for a few hours before finishing them off. She is supposed to have constant pellet access. I think he likes the taste of her pellets more than his.