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i got a 7 week old (8 this monday) holland lop bunny and i have researched on bunnies a ton but just want to make sure cause i have one neutered year old holland lop male (that is kept separate from the new bun - as i am sure it has mites! so im going to get that checked out by the vet as soon as i can make an appointment) and i have kind of forgotten how to take care of a baby bunny
just making sure, its unlimited pellets until 6 months of age correct? i plan on spaying her (if it is a girl - will also get this verified by the vet) when she is around 6 months or whenever she is ready. so will i have to feed her unlimited pellets post the surgery? and for how long? and veggies should not be introduced until 12 weeks of age, correct? she is eating some sort of pellets her breeder (who seems irresponsible so i dont even know) and tomorrow i will add the alfalfa bunny pellets from oxbow into her diet and hopefully transition her into the new pellets completely. when should i start giving her timothy pellets? (my male rabbit eats this) also i do not have timothy hay, my male rabbit usually eats bermuda, orchard, and sometimes mixed in with either of those hays is oat hay. i think the new bun is too young for oat hay and i think bermuda is a little hard. i am out of orchard so i will need to order some, i think im going to get 25lbs of orchard grass for 42$, or is that way too much for just 2 rabbits? LOL. i usually get the mini bales from the BB store but my rabbit goes through it so quickly and now that i have 2 rabbits! but im worried of how big it will be and where i will store it (garage most likely) but i dont know if its in a bale? or box so i will have to ask - there is a rescue that sells hay and stuff.
so is orchard grass okay? like JUST orchard grass and not timothy as i am allergic! and should i mix some orchard grass in with the alfalfa hay i am giving my new bunny? and the new bunny is eating a LOT, her stomach feels "full" and hard cause shes eaten so much (hay and pellets - which is good as my rabbit didnt when i first brought him home) but should i be worried? or does she know when to stop eating?