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Any tricks/tips on how to encourage my rabbit to eat more hay

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Marikristine

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hi guys! i'd like to ask for any tips or tricks i can do to encourage my bunny to eat more hay. Thank you :)
 

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Limit the other food or spice the hay with safe dry herbs or flowers ☺
 

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How much food do you feed your bunny, it can also be that your bunny don’t like the hay. Different and quality of hay will have an impact if the bunny will dive into the hay or just eat little 😊
 

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How much food do you feed your bunny, it can also be that your bunny don’t like the hay. Different and quality of hay will have an impact if the bunny will dive into the hay or just eat little 😊
He has unli access to hay. I am slowly trying to introduce him to timothy hay since he just turned 9mo last week. Also, he's into veggies which I am trying to limit.
 

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1. get teeth checked by a good rabbit vet
2. if teeth OK then get lots of different types of hay until you find a few he likes and cut way down on anything else you feed. Not more than 1tbsp pellets, not more than the size of bunny's head herbs/greens.
 

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Try different types of hay some rabbits like some kinds of hay but not others (just be sure not to give alfalfa to adult rabbits, it makes them fat). Try mixing hay types to make a custom blend for them? Try different Hay feeders some rabbits prefer different types, mix their pellets into their hay so while they dig through the hay they end up eating some hay looking for pellets, try stuffing hay in chew toys maybe if your rabbit likes them?
 

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While we still have warm weather, try some green hay. It still has good teeth wear properties while being more attractive. Crabgrass is great for wear. Tall fescue and bluegrass are common lawn grasses that also make good fodder. Beware of foxtail grasses. Remove any foxtail seed heads and also the seed head stem.
 

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