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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-17-2009, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is This Normal? (Eating)

Adobe refuses to eat out of my hand and refuses to try anything besides hay and pellets. I know vegetable and treats they aren't necessary, but I'd like to use something as a treat. I understand if he isn't ready to eat out of my hand because I just got him last week but what should I do about the vegetables? Just keep trying different ones and putting them in the cage for a few hours? So far I tried carrots and lettuce (not at the same time, I know that's to much at much to try at once).
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My Widget is the same way. It took him a long time to even try anything besides hay and his pellets. Now he'll nibble at carrot, parsley and a few other things, but he's still pretty fussy. If you've only had Adobe for a week, he's most likely still adapting to his new surroundings, and he'll probably come around, but you might want to try varying things up, and see if you find some things that catch his interest more than others.

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greens should actually make up a good part of your bunnies diet. Things like carrots and fruit are good as treats because they are starchy and sugary. Like Ravnos said, hes probably still adapting and will try new things as he gets more used to his new home. Have you tried dill? Henry (my rabbit ) LOVES it. Iceberg lettuce isnt a good idea, its almost void of nuitrients and mostly water. Here are some good links for safe fruits and veggies, and a guide to rabbit feeding:

http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/diet.html

http://www.rabbit.org/health/index.html

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks. Today he finally ate some carrot and I gave him a little apple and he loved it. He didn't eat the whole piece of the carrot or apple, but I'm glad he ate some. He's such a sweetie, after I fed him the apple he was doing the biggest binkies I've ever seen him do.
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Snoopy is my first bunny, I had the same problem to, just give Adobe some more time to trust you. In the mean time keep trying to feed him from your hand and pet him at the same time, and eventually you will see result. For vegetables, I just leave it in the cage and they will eat it, after a few times, they will come right to you at the moment you put vegetable in the cage. Give it some time, this is your first week. Adobe will bond with you soon.
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Yeah, what everyone else said

Remember that if Adobe is a young bunny you should be introducing greens/veggies to him slowly, one type at a time. You don't want to upset his stomach by giving him lots of new foods at once.


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