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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Super picky bunny won't eat hay
Last Post by Gidget at 6/17/2016 3:10 PM (23 Replies)
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User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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10/14/2012 7:05 PM
Oat hay is the 2nd best according to my vet, so its safe to let him have just that as a hay He actually sent hay sample to a lab to be analyzed, and had the 2nd highest fibre, 2nd lowest protein and fat. SO, good hay compared to timothy hay.

Don't worry too much about his age, it's fine to lower his pellet amount now. Especially if he isn't eatign as much hay as he should. Bunnies are good at making us feel like we are starving them, when we aren't.

User is Offline Aylnine
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10/16/2012 10:33 PM
Aha, finally a positive update:
He's finally begun to appreciate timothy hay! I think it's because it's closer in texture to oat than orchard is, but he does dislike some of the thicker stalks so I may switch/try oat anyway. It may also be because he's getting used to the flavor because of the Oxbow timothy pellets, which means my secret plan has worked! Mwahahaha...

I mean...

Thanks everyone for your help! And he's definitely not starving... just very very excited when he gets his breakfast pellets.

User is Offline tanlover14
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10/17/2012 5:58 AM
Glad to hear your little bun is doing better!
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User is Offline Gidget
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6/17/2016 3:10 PM
Aylnine, my rabbit will also sometimes bite me on the way to her food dish. It happens less if I pick up the dish to put in the pellets, and keep my hand out of the way when I put it back down.

She's an extremely fussy eater and doesn't eat much hay (timothy), although putting it in the litter box seems to get her to eat more. I'm going to try some oat hay and see if she likes that better.

She doesn't like cilantro (!), celery, and most leafy greens. The only veg she gets excited about are broccoli, kale, carrot greens (hard to get), dandelions (but now she'll only eat wild ones from my yard, not from the grocery store!) and carrots.

She likes to share my morning oatmeal (she steals the raisins) and will jump on me to get stoned-wheat crackers (which I limit, of course).

BTW, I read that kale isn't good for rabbits to eat frequently. Is that true?

I've never had a rabbit that was such a picky eater!!
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