My Bunny just will not eat what he is supposed to. when he was 2 he had a very mild tummy upset /colic, that lastedunder 24 hours possibly from the meadow hay he was having at the time or from his heavy moult . Once he was better, I changed brands... over the years Ive tried everything from meadow grass, timothy hay - you name it, I've tried it. He only wants his pellets, veggies and straw.
Everyday, since he was ill (it's now been 5 years) he has had hay / eating grass...never touches it. He spent time with our guinea pig as I hoped that seeing the piggy eat the grass, Bunny would give it a go. But nope...I tried taking out the bedding straw he's so fond of eating but still nope. He will not eat it. Even my vet doesn't know what to do.
He's no underlying medical problems and never had another tummy upset; He's a very happy healthy bunny BUT for this one thing that is now causing him dental probs for obvious reasons.
He had a small spur removed this time last year. Now it's come back and he's got to have it done again. I know I'll face this prob repeatedly if he won't eat what he's supposed to. It's as if he has a psychological problem with hay. There is no physical reason why he can't eat / digest ir normally,
His other subborn prob is he refuses his recovery meds / pain meds after the dental.
Plus as he gets older, there will be a higher risk with anaesthetic...I really don't want to put my lovely bunny through a dental op that is simple to avoid by him eating the foods that are designed to wear his teeth down.
Does anyone out in forum land, have any ideas what I can do about this...