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I've been noticing Olive (my thirteen week old bunny) has been favoring her pellets (alfalfa since she's young and growing) to her timothy hay. Anything I can do to make it more enticing? Maybe try orchard grass hay instead?
by the way, I love the name Olive :-)
Orchard grass is a very good hay and a lot of rabbits that don't care much for Timothy will readily eat the orchard grass. It has a sweeter taste. Other grass hays, such as blue grass, Bermuda, meadow or rye are good too. You could also try another brand of hay from whatever you are getting now. Some rabbits have a clear preference as to the name brand, and some brands are better or fresher than others.
Thanks Guys. I ordered some orchard today to see how she likes it. My vague recollection is that Flip-flop liked Orchard hay, too, but she wasn't as picky.
Yeah, she is just amazing! Here's a photo from two nights ago:
I give it to her in her litterbox, which seemed to have been working until I switched her to alfalfa pellets (since she's still young and the vet recommended them until she's bigger). I think the alfalfa pellets taste yummier or something. I even bought her orchard grass, but she likes to play with it rather than eat it. I do see her nibble on hay when the alfalfa pellets are gone, but not before. I'l try putting it in a rack and see if she goes for it.