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Dexter lost a lot of weight so we took him into the vet to get checked. The Vet took a blood test to see if it was his kidneys or liver but everything looked fine. Then she brought up that his bottom teeth look a little long and that might be why he lost so much weight. He went from 5 lbs to 3lbs. Anyways..for a month she wanted me to give him twice the pellets morning and night as well as unlimited hay like I always did and veggies. He seemed to have gained a bit of weight but the Timothy hay we have been getting has been so dry and sharp so to speak this whole summer. I personally think that he might have lost the weight because he won't touch the hay we have been getting him but we will see on his next vet visit. He is very picky and will only eat Timothy hay that is a little soft and green. I went to the pet store tonight to see if they had a softer Timothy because the one we bought a few days ago was horrible and he wouldn't touch it. The girl at the pet store told us to try Orchid grass but it's really sweet so give him a little or he will get an upset stomach. He pretty much loves it but I am scared to change things up for him and I can't give this to him constantly as I do Timothy Hay if it's going to make him sick. (sorry so long).
I just wanted to know if anyone else solely gives their buns orchid grass instead of Timothy hay. Is this ok for him because he will eat Timothy hay but only if it's a certain texture so I don't want to replace it completely and the bags are so small that they would only last a few days anyway
I give mine oat hay, mine hate timothy and well, they haven't tried orchard hay but I guess is fine