- Jan 7, 2019
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My approx. 4-year-old spayed rabbit Gus, refuses to eat hay. I have reduced her pellets from 1/4 cup to 1/8 of a cup and she still refuses to eat it, she will just go hungry until pellet time, around 5 pm every day, and she gets fresh hay and water in the morning she also gets cilantro and parsley and celery during pellet time and whatever other veggies we might have in the house. I have tried the clover mix hay, timothy hay, and even timothy hay with chamomile in it, I don't want to get her the kind with carrots or the other stuff in it because that is kind of counter-productive for what hay is for. What would you all recommend that I do to get her to eat more hay? Also, she is still overweight even with the 1/8 cup of pellets per day and her veggies (about 1 cup per day) for two months. she is supposed to be 5lbs and she is between 6.5- 7lbs. But she was boney about 6 months ago ( Maybe a month after her spay) and I was giving her a 1/2 teaspoon of calf manna pellets to get her weight back up, but she hasn't had any of those in 2 months. It's like I can't get her weight to where it needs to be and vet told me before her spay that she needed to stay 5lbs to be able to do her surgery.