Will a rabbit starve itself if food is available

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nat1234

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Hi all
so basically i've posted about this wayyy back but for awhile my senior bun was eating 0 hay, he had some overgrown molars and both vets i took him too did not want to trim them due to his age and the fact they were not very bad
so i replaced hay strands with 100% hay pellets
recently i switched vets and now use the one my rescue uses, as a rabbit older than mine got a successful molar trim done
it's taken a few weeks but today he started eating a bit of hay (by no means as much as my other rabbit, but it was his first day)
so my question is could i take away the hay pellets completely? will he give in and eat the strands? should i cut back on veggies or pellets? or should i consider feeding veggies and pellets in the morning and that will serve as his only measured food so he only has the hay available for the rest of the day.
 

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Whether he’s eating hay pellets or long strands, he’s still working his molars. I would hesitate to change the diet of an older rabbit too much. Any grass hay is good whether it’s strands, compressed, or something like orchard grass.
 

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