How to get them to eat new hay

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dogwoodblossoms

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Understandable, my fellow New Yorker. You can't really do much except keep offering them the hay. Sometimes they will just give up on their boycott and eat it. I'm not sure if this helps, but I get Standlee timothy hay from Tractor Supply (50 lbs. for $25), so after you run out of the Bermunda hay that might be an option.
 

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Is the hay fresh and green? Bermuda is rarely rejected by buns since it is so tender. Usually it's the transition off of alfalfa (which is not a grass hay) that can be difficult. The various grass hays are generally interchangeable. That's why I wondered if something is off with the Bermuda you have? Some rabbits tend to be more choosey, though.

If it's just that they want timothy, the brand is irrelevant. Maybe try local feed stores.
 

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Is the hay fresh and green? Bermuda is rarely rejected by buns since it is so tender. Usually it's the transition off of alfalfa (which is not a grass hay) that can be difficult. The various grass hays are generally interchangeable. That's why I wondered if something is off with the Bermuda you have? Some rabbits tend to be more choosey, though.

If it's just that they want timothy, the brand is irrelevant. Maybe try local feed stores.
It looks fresh, it's green and soft and smells good to me. I got it off of Chewy.com so it should be good. Next time I'll try Tractor Supply
 

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My bunny doesn't eat hay at all just pellets and vegetables no matter what hay I have but my vet says it's because she has megacolon I also knew a friend that the bunny went to 4 vets and nothing was wrong with that bunny just ate pellets but some of my bunnies that were picky I put alfalfa on top and they started eating more of it
 

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I think mixing your old hay and new hay and gradually transitioning is the best option. If you don’t have any old hay left possibly try getting another brand of Timothy hay if that seems to be their preferred type. I would also cut down on pellets temporarily so they don’t opt to gorge on them and feel hungrier to eat the hay.
Anyone saying their rabbit does fine without hay is an exception, not the rule, and they are very lucky not to have any issues yet.
 

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