Changing brand of timothy hay

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  1. Mar 23, 2006 #1

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    I was feeding Mocha the Kaytee timothy hay butdecided to change her to the oxbow western timothy hay just recentlyand also got some of their oat hay. She doesn't seem toreally like the western timothy hay and hasn't touched it, but sheloves the oat hay. So my question is should I mix the kayteetim hay with the oxbow tim hay and gradually decrease the kaytee? Andalso if for some reason she wont eat the oxbow tim hay is it okay forher to have free feed of the oat hay which she loves?
    Any all suggestion will be very helpful!
     
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    I have to switch Cookie over gradually from bagto bag of hay. Even of the same brand as he is really picky.I think it depends on the bun as Misty (my other bun) doesn't care whathay she gets, she's always happy.

    If your bun is picky about the hay, I would do the gradual switch - it's can't hurt.

    I would try to get the Timothy Hay in - it's better than free feeding the Oat.

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    It's not all that relevant to the thread, but here's a hay chart. :) (Excuse the formatting)



    Type ofHaydry matterenergyproteinfibercalcium


    Alfalfahay901800*15.3*27.0*1.4*
    Barleyhay8717907.624.0.2
    Barleystraw9115804.038.0.3
    Bermuda grass hay921656*11*27.6*.4*
    Clover hayred881760*17.3*21.8*1.3*
    Clover haywhite922024*21.4*20.9*1.8*
    Lespedezahay921290*12.7*28.1*.9*
    Oathay8820007.3*29.5*.3
    Oatstraw9216404.137.0.3
    Orchard grass hay8918299.8*30.0*.3
    Prairiehay9216705.331.0
    Ryegrasshay8620707.426.0.5
    Sudan grasshay9118607.333.0.5
    Timothyhay8920106.3*30.2*
    Wheathay8818707.425.0.2
    Wheatstraw8913403.237.0.2
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Mocha too is very picky!last night she did nibble at it a little bit but I still have a littleof the kaytee tim hay so I'll try the mixing of the two. Thanks for theadvice.


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    I am done with Kaytee hay! I get such an allergic reaction to the stuff I just can't take it anymore.


     
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    I thought that was just me! Everytime I go andfeed Mocha the Kaytee hay I am constantly sneezing! Another reason whyI choose to switch to Oxbow which hasn't affected me that much!
     
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    I have used several brands of Timothy hay and my bunnies don't seem to mind the change. :)
     
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    Lucky you! I just think Mocha is extremely picky!:?
     

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