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Offline FumblesMcStupid

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Difficulty getting him to eat hay
« on: June 13, 2011, 08:24:38 AM »
Hello. I have a 1 1/2 year old Flemish Giant. He has always preferred pellets over hay, but would still eat his hay after he ran out of pellets. I had to keep limiting his pellets more and more, and then eventually that trick stopped working. He would also only eat his hay if it was in a box he could knock over and sit in the hay while he ate. For the past couple months he hasn't really been eating much hay at all, and he's started peeing and pooping in the hay. I've tried several different brands of timothy hay, as well as orchard grass. Has anyone else experienced this? I know there are some people that don't feed hay and their rabbits are doing well, but I'd prefer to give him the diet he needs if there is a way for me to get him to eat hay.

Offline mootpoint

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Re: Difficulty getting him to eat hay
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 01:12:40 PM »
I have the exact same problem, except my bunny goes through random phases. I don't understand it at all and its very frustrating! One thing I've heard is that rabbits like to eat hay while in their litter box, so maybe move the hay feeder over there?

If anyone has any more advice I'd love to hear it :)
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