Hi Binky is an indoor, 5yr old, male, rescue, mini lop who when he was young had econoculi, and 6 months ago turned blind due to cataracts (vet said not to operate as they will grow back). He is a very happy rabbit and he enjoys running around as if he isn't blind and lying with Smudge our female rescue mini lop.
He has gradually been going off his pellets, and yesterday morning was unresponsive so we took him to the vets who says he has an inner (I think) ear infection and gave him an injection of antibiotics. We have a four day course to give him via his mouth, and are to go back to the vets on Tuesday. Binky has picked up, is running around and now is happy to eat herbs, carrot ,fruit, and pellets however he noses the hay but seems to only eat a tiny amount. As if he has a problem picking it up however the vet has said his teeth are fine. He usually eats 90% hay and I am concerned he will get tummy problems from not eating enough hay. He had lost weight in April the vet noted, and since then he has gone from 160 to 150 yesterday.
Do you think I should cut up some hay and mix it with banana to see if this is easier to eat?
Should I give him more veg and pellets (science selective for mature rabbits) to make up for less hay?
Would a hay cake be just as good as normal hay?
Advice for my brave bunny would be greately appreciated. Thank you. Nicole