Funny but for some reason I'm getting the sense that I may be getting misunderstood? To clarify, this is the time to decide upon & purchase a new pellet brand. If your new bun has been home a couple weeks, it's time to begin mixing his new food in with the old per the link.
If you're leaving hay out & it hasn't been refreshed every day, it's doubtful he'll ever eat it. Even a rabbit that is a good hay eater will often reject hay after it has sat awhile. Something about new hay being put down entices them to eat it. So "just leaving his hay out for him" isn't going to make him suddenly start eating it. Adding new hay twice daily, on the other hand, is a common method to encourage hay eating.
Hello, here in Australia
Timothy hay is sooo dear! $38-$45/kilo
Elf does love it when we first got him ( wanted the best for our bub)
But now we rotate his hay with Oaten n Timothy/Rye.
We did find that, when you give Elf the pellets he will reduce his appetite for hay. So we reduce his pellet to half an egg cup holder in the morning n then offer a few bigger pellets by hand which he loves in the evening. Extra bonding time.
We also found that yes Elf is picky with his hay n we now put an handful in at a time n he will jump straight away. But
if we give a large amount n it is left for over a day he refuses to touch them
Just keeping an eye on what they do, what their personality is like… like our three kids, all different n all fussy in their own ways…
Elf is sneeky yet smart though, he has worked out that he can lie near the fridge and if someone goes near it, he looks up at you with his beautiful eyes begging for more veggies. My hubby said he was up n went to check on Elf n found him guarding the fridge at 3am in this morning