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karen354
18-10-2010, 09:33 AM
Cookie has never been a big hay eater but since ec he won't eat any. I can really cut back on veg and pellets because I need to try and keep the weight on him. Any ideas how I can get him to eat hay?

vee-jay
18-10-2010, 09:43 AM
I had teh same problem with Shaun. He wont eat hay and I cant cut back pellets as he needs the wieght gain.
Maybe you could try different hays to try and encourage him to eat them.
and get his teeth checked regulary.

Sky-O
18-10-2010, 09:54 AM
If this is head tilt then be very aware of the teeth. They wear down really oddly in head tilt bunnies. I would also say maybe try the taster pack from the hay experts in case his tastes have changed?

If his head is hurting them then chewing hard foods like hay may hurt (not sure what meds he is on, etc).

prettylupin
18-10-2010, 10:26 AM
If this is head tilt then be very aware of the teeth. They wear down really oddly in head tilt bunnies. I would also say maybe try the taster pack from the hay experts in case his tastes have changed?

If his head is hurting them then chewing hard foods like hay may hurt (not sure what meds he is on, etc).

What meds is he on? Anti-inflammatories may help.

I would also get his teeth checked asap as Sky-O says :wave:

karen354
18-10-2010, 10:34 AM
What meds is he on? Anti-inflammatories may help.

I would also get his teeth checked asap as Sky-O says :wave:

He's on metacam, baytil and panacur. This is second course of treatment since the ec beginning of august. His teeth was checked then and all fine. He doesn't have problems with eating veg or anything he just doesn't like hay.

Sky-O
18-10-2010, 10:38 AM
Have you tried a different anti bio? One that may be more effective?

I would still suggest a dental check because his teeth will wear down strangely because of the angle his head is at and how that will effect his eating.

prettylupin
18-10-2010, 11:40 AM
If his head is tilted then possible ear infection which means you are going to need a stronger abx than baytril. It is rarely effective at penetrating pus or bone in rabbits. As this is 2nd course of treatment think stronger abx definitely on the cards.

Have you tried different hays?
Hay experts do a sample pack https://www.thehayexperts.co.uk/Hays%2C+Grasses+%252526+Herbs.4/Select+by+Hay+Type.130/Sample+Pack.23/?osCsid=qshmn6ss4klcdnae7bn37okh76

Willow Warren does a free sample: http://www.willowwarren.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=trh2 (this is what I feed my buns)