If it's a treat hay or an alternative to Timothy, no wonder she prefers it! Lol. Interesting that you say it's softer because in my research I read that Timothy is best for teeth. She is an avid chewer of her willow balls and sticks, so I think we're good there. Although I hope she's not ingesting the willow she's chewing. She's so funny because she'll pick up her balls and sticks with her teeth and throw them. Yesterday she destroyed her bundle of willow sticks and dragged them all over the place.Orchard hay is generally speaking softer than timothy hay no matter when it's cut in the season. personally i only feed orchard grass as a "treat hay" meaning I give a handful once or twice a week while timothy is always accessible. it's up to you- most rabbit owners with allergies to timothy feed orchard
also, i recommend looking for a farm near you that sells hay so you can get it for less!
Freya is devouring her pellets and eating a bunch of hay. She has no loss of appetite at all, but she's a weirdo and here's why. I've offered a single grape on 3 occasions and she refuses it. Granted this was day 1. On day 2 I offered a single strawberry and she refused that too. Today is day 4 1/2 and I had a banana for breakfast. I remembered while eating it that it's a favorite treat for rabbits, like it's rabbit crack. So I took a very small piece and offered it to her. She sniffed it and refused it. I sat it next to her food bowl thinking she'll surely want it after she settles down from the excitement of humans saying hi to her. It's still there, and she's passed it up many times to eat pellets instead. I don't get why she won't eat fruit. Maybe it's a blessing that she prefers to devour her healthy food items and won't touch the treats, but it just doesn't make sense to me.