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Pringle
01-11-2007, 01:27 PM
Well im at the end of my tether!
As you proberly know prongle was at vet getting his teeth done again just after 5 weeks which is very short time. He normally eats grass but i feel hes not even eatin that anymore :cry: i keep puting him oout on grass but hes being picky and just sitting not eating it. He doesnt eat straws or hays ive tried about 10/11 different kinds, i just dont want himto be at vet all the time for his teeth but he doesnt seem to want grass anymore either and he loves that :cry: :cry:
any advice?
and sorryif ive spelt things wrong or not typed properly, im on main computer and used yo lap top :oops: :oops:

Tinkerbell's Mum
01-11-2007, 01:46 PM
My buns love weetabix and shreddies.I no it's not ideal but at least it would a little something.

Pringle
01-11-2007, 01:50 PM
Its for his teeth, to keep them down though:cry:

Rabbers
01-11-2007, 02:03 PM
I'm not sure if he eats veg, but greens are quite good for teeth.

Also small dried peices of wholemeal bread are good for teeth i think.

I'm afraid i can't think of any tricks to get him to eat hay other than chop it up small and sneak it in his food bowl while there are some pellets in there. Some of the Burns Oat hay is very small and fits lovely in the bowl. I also put readigrass (or simialr) into the food bowl to get them to eat more.

ecudc
01-11-2007, 02:08 PM
to wear down front teeth maybe:

Fresh apple branches
carrot
raddish
swede

Pets at home do a naturals carrot log, to get to the carrot they have to chew the log. This really gets mine going.

To get him to eat more hay though all I can suggest is to go for the one he likes best & maybe get some dried grass too and cut down pellets and veg to amlost nothing (obviously wating a few days till hes recovered from his trip to the vet)

Pringle
01-11-2007, 02:09 PM
I got some readigrass a while back and he ate a couple of bits of that, but its like he gets bored. He does have greens, like chives, mint, spinage etc.. and i bought carrots with the top greens on them and he likes them, he also likes dandilion leafs xx

Pringle
01-11-2007, 02:12 PM
to wear down front teeth maybe:

Fresh apple branches
carrot
raddish
swede

Pets at home do a naturals carrot log, to get to the carrot they have to chew the log. This really gets mine going.

To get him to eat more hay though all I can suggest is to go for the one he likes best & maybe get some dried grass too and cut down pellets and veg to amlost nothing (obviously wating a few days till hes recovered from his trip to the vet)


Its his back teeth.
I bought that carrot log a while back but thats when he first got bloat so took it away incase it was that. I got told about the apple branches but i dont know where an apple tree is :roll: xx

Steph
01-11-2007, 02:28 PM
:wave: Awww sending vibes to Pringle Bunny. Try this site, she does loads of natural chews etc including willow sticks and chew rings. Hope it helps :D

http://www.pamperedpiggies.co.uk/

Tinkerbell's Mum
01-11-2007, 02:42 PM
I can possible get you some apple tree branches if it would help.Let me know and i'll see what i can do :)

Pringle
01-11-2007, 06:34 PM
Aww thank you tinkerbells mum that would be good if you could :thumb:
I thought about buying an apple tree from dobbies but that would only last two mins :lol:

Ive bought willow balls etc he doesnt eat them either, ill try a few different things though to see if he likes them, thank you xx

BunnyBekkie
01-11-2007, 07:27 PM
Poor Pringle :(

I was having the same trouble with Nibbles. She doesnt like hay or grass or straw, but since she's had Bobby, she loves hay, but only coz Bobby does!!!

My neighbours have a little apple tree in their garden that I want to steal. It has tiny red apples on it. The bunnies would love it...

bunny babe
01-11-2007, 09:13 PM
Hi, I have the same problem with one of mine. He does eat grass but not enough and refuses to eat any type of hay. I bought some "grow your own" from the Hay Experts which is seeds that grow in 10-14 days to about 6-8 inches and Homer loves it and it is nice and long to try and get his back teeth down. Only problem is I need a garden full!!

Pringle
01-11-2007, 10:56 PM
I think i may try and buy a few different things and sticks, etc. I might try the grow your own. he likes cress but is it ok to give him a tray of that? or will it upset his stomach, he also liked the tops of carrots the green bit, but again do i have to just give little bits? also with dandilion leafs? :roll: rabbits huh!


BunnyBekkie Poor Pringle

I was having the same trouble with Nibbles. She doesnt like hay or grass or straw, but since she's had Bobby, she loves hay, but only coz Bobby does!!!

My neighbours have a little apple tree in their garden that I want to steal. It has tiny red apples on it. The bunnies would love it...

Well pinch it :lol: im sure they would love the apples to:lol:

janice
01-11-2007, 11:01 PM
I would get him over his op, then weigh him so you know where you are starting. Then cut back on your pellets slowly and try different types of hay. If you keep the pellets down you will find it easier to get him to eat more hay.

Pringle
01-11-2007, 11:45 PM
I would get him over his op, then weigh him so you know where you are starting. Then cut back on your pellets slowly and try different types of hay. If you keep the pellets down you will find it easier to get him to eat more hay.

I only give him a handful of pellets a day and thats all :( no matter what i do he refuses to eat hay. Ive tried all samples of hay experts, timothy hay, herbage hay, exell hay, hay from fields etc he wont eat it :roll: the stuff you buy out of pets at home the cheap straw he eats something out of their but its only when i put it fresh in he digs to bottom and eats something? not sure what but ones hes eaten what bits he likes he wont eat anymore, im not sure what he eats bit he digs his way to bottom and eats a little bit bit its practically nothing :roll: :cry: