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whitehood
02-04-2011, 03:36 PM
Is there any ways I can encourage them to eat it ?
Its meadow hay from tescos, they didn't have a problem with it before.
They'll happily eat pellets but not hay!
I'm just wasting it now.!
When I'm going to clean the run and litter tray I'm going to tip it down the soil (compost)
I want them to eat hay more than pellets.
I've tried only giving them hay and not pellets for the day.
So if they are hungry the only thing they can eat is hay.

Help?

kayleighjennifer
02-04-2011, 03:50 PM
If they are used to pellets every day you shouldn't just stop giving feeding them, slowly cut them down, I would suggest you try a different hay maybe excel hay with dandelions in. Lola will only eat 1 type out of 8 types of hay I have tried its all trial and error.

whitehood
02-04-2011, 03:50 PM
If they are used to pellets every day you shouldn't just stop giving feeding them, slowly cut them down, I would suggest you try a different hay maybe excel hay with dandelions in. Lola will only eat 1 type out of 8 types of hay I have tried its all trial and error.

I don't give them pellets everyday, I give them hay everyday and pellets once a day.

kayleighjennifer
02-04-2011, 03:52 PM
I don't give them pellets everyday, I give them hay everyday and pellets once a day.


Thats still every day?

whitehood
02-04-2011, 03:53 PM
Thats still every day?

:oops: lol

kayleighjennifer
02-04-2011, 03:54 PM
:oops: lol

Just slowly cut them down/ out of their diet and then offer different hay types, I change my buns hay every week I would get so bored of the same stuff all of the time;)

FudgeTort
02-04-2011, 04:19 PM
If they have suddenly stopped eating hay then they need to go to the vets for a check of their teeth, in my opinion.

Make sure the vet looks into the back of their mouths properly with a little metal tool thing.