my rabbit won't eat her pellets (spoiled rabbit)

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    Tiffany Davis

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    after giving my bunny a treat each day for a week she stopped eating her pellets now i realized the problem shes spoiled i decided not to give her treats anymore but it hasn't worked it's been 5 days since i stopped the treats and all she eats is hay and veggies she will not touch the pellets how do i un spoil her or if all fails whats a good no pellet diet for a 2 and a half year old bunny. also iv'e tried giving her pellets as a treat she smells it and gives me the "you're crazy" look.
     
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    I'd just leave her without pellets for a few days, if she has her unlimited hay and unlimited water she'll be fine, then would offer pellets but starting from a smaller amount. If you think she's too spoiled you can limit attention she gets as well, is she a free-run?
     
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    Have you made any changes to her pellets? New bag? New brand?

    It really isn't a big deal if she doesn't eat pellets. They should only comprise about 3% of her diet anyway.

    I would be concerned, though, of it being due to a dental issue. If a rabbit suddenly stops eating just the pellets, or just the hay, it could be an indication of something with her teeth. They eat pellets in a different way than they eat hay or greens. So it is possible that whatever chewing motion she uses to chew pellets is causing pain.

    It might be worth a trip to a rabbit savvy vet to check it out.

    If it is not her teeth, then you can still provide a pellet-free diet. You'll need to add a variety of greens, though, to be sure she gets all the nutrients she needs. It might be easier to try some other healthy pellet brand. Here are some options.
     
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    yes she's free run only in my room though cause i have a dog and two cats and i'll try that cause she was eating before i started her on treats i feel she used them as her pellets.
     
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    Thank you i'll get her different food on Sunday i get money on the first maybe a different smell will make her eat her teeth are good i check them every day along with her ears its cause i introduced treats to her and she got spoiled from it i had to cut her treats out. i might try what the other person said first take her pellets away for a few days then slowly introduce them back if that dont work ill try a new brand of food probably selective its at my local petco.
     
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    UPDATE: she is eating her pellets now i took her bowl out cleaned it put veggies in it and she ate that all up i just tried putting pellets in the bowl and she ate some of the pellets.
     
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