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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-20-2006, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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my anti-pellet bunny

ive come to the conclusion that my rabbit jus doesnt like pellets, he will eat them, if not given a choice. but if we give him his alfalfa hay he will mostly eat that and very few pellets. is this ok? can a rabbit be healthy only eating his alfalfa hay?
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How old is he? Only young rabbits should be getting alfalfa...once they're a year old they should be switched to timothy hay.

If your rabbit is that young then I'd try to get him to eat the pellets...maybe switch brands? What brand are you feeding?

But honestly, I don't feel adult rabbits need that many pellets as long as they get TONS of fresh vegetables (and some fruit) as well as unlimited timothy hay. My rabbits don't get many pellets...only a handful or two a day. Their main diet is fresh veggies and high-quality hay. They've never had any health problems . My main reason for not feeding many pellets is that I feel even the best brands are still not that great and have lots of fillers and preservitives.




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all of my bunnies go crazy for pellets!
yup if hes young, he needs those, so id switch brands.


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i think hes about three months old, he does eat the pellets, jus not very much, altho, i dont know how much he should be eating? so maybe hes eating enough. my boyfriend says i jus worry too much. so maybe. he eats about 1/4 cup a day if hes given alot of alfalfa
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sounds pretty normal to me.


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Charlie will go through "picky" spells when he won't eat his pellets

one thing that i have found that both my buns love - they're these small timothy hay bails, they're timothy hay that's compressed into small cubes. Charlie is a Dutch bunny so he is predestined to be more likely to have teeth problems so i try to make sure he gets something that he has to really bite when he's eating - with these he gets hay and he works his teeth

they also make them in alfalfa hay too and those would be great for your baby bun
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