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    Young Bun
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    Default Using hay as bedding ?

    can i use hay for beding ? or will she just eat it

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    Yes and yes

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    Yes you can.
    Yes, she will eat some of it, which is good as the more hay eaten, the better.

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    Definitely YES. Bunnies need constant access to hay, they love to bury themselves into it and munch away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reede2 View Post
    can i use hay for beding ? or will she just eat it

    Yes .... Really good idea

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    Rabbits need a lot of hay in their diet to stay healthy, they should eat a small amount of pellets each day, a few veggies and a big pile of hay. It can be used as bedding but put something absorbent under it, it won't soak up wee very well
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    We use Fitch bedding https://www.fitchrecycling.co.uk/ani...t-bedding.html (I promise I don't work for them I just recommend it a lot ).

    It's good value for a big bale and is very absorbent. It has the potential to be messy, especially for indoor rabbits if it gets kicked around, but I haven't found it a problem. They might use it as a toilet, rather than bedding as such, but ours will normally use the litter tray. You can put as much hay as you want on top / in their litter tray or in a rack.

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    I use a 32litre underbed storage box with newspaper straw and hay, lots of hay. I also put hay into a wooden magazine rack for them to munch on. Their diet needs to be around 80% hay so using at bedding is a good plan.

    I have lino on their shed floor and a hutch with no door for them to sit on (they prefer on to in). The only place that I have hay is the litter boxes (three for four rabbits) and the large magazine/hay rack.
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    Also I should mention that if you want to litter train your rabbit then I wouldn't advise covering all of the floor in hay. Rabbits like to pee as they eat, I have hay racks around my indoor rabbits' litter tray and they use it very well, but if I leave hay anywhere else they'll pee there
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    shes allready littler trained

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