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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.
I just realized that I never thanked you two for the advice. Thanks! He really does control his intake very well. She actually seems to prefer his pellets. With both bowls there she'll sniff hers and then turn and eat his. Thankfully, it hasn't made her sick. That girl eats so much! Seriously. She's a total poop factory too.
The bonding is basically complete. They've been very friendly since day one. He got a little stressed out when she discovered his pen, but he seems to be over it now. They cuddle and groom and hang out all day. So far I'm 2 for 2 with incredibly easy bonds! I still want to give it a little more time before moving them in together, but they're getting really difficult to separate at night.