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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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veggie haters!!!???

Hello.

well i read all the time on here that everybody's rabbits love veggies, and still my two girls don't seem to want them they are both under a year old still.

does anyone have any suggestions on how to get rabbits to like veggies instead of just wanting their pellets and hay? they even refuse acceptable fruits. i'm getting kinda frustrated cause i know they are supposed to have them.

about the only other thing they'll eat are raisins for a snack
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-09-2005, 03:59 PM
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My only advice is to introduce them slowly. Pick one veggie or fruit to introduce first. After a while if they show no interest what so ever, pick a different one. The key is to not overwhelm them with tons of new foods.

Since they are so young, I wouldn't be too concerned yet.

Maybe this will help, but I'm hoping someone more experienced with bunnies answer your post.

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yes perhaps i should try leaving the veggies out for them to nibble on longer. it just seems they turn their noses up to them and generally don't want them in the cage. actually, Sniffles - my youngest rabbit- will sniff them and shake her head around and run under the bed. my vet said some rabbits just don't like them but it seems all the other rabbits do oh well i will just keep trying.
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Leave them in the cage for a while. Make sure the veggies are really fresh too. My Charlie won't eat anything that is not fresh or something not served in her food bowl. She loves lettuce, but if it's not in her food bowl, then she won't even touch it!
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be careful about what type of lettuce you give!! Not all of it is good for them and they can get diarrhoea! But like everyone said, introduce slowly and I'd make sure that when they had the vegetable they only had the vegetable...no dry food with it!

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I feed Romaine. That's the only lettuce I give mine and they only get it on rare occasions, not everyday. Just thought I'd clarify that.
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Natalie I kew you wouldn't be feeding anything bad! I just wanted to clarify cause not everyone knows that there are only certain types of lettuce you can feed safely

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thanks for all the replies!

i will definately try my best to get them to start eating vegetables. i have printed out a list of all the acceptable veggies from a past thread. and i'll be sure to stick to it.
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