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    Ive been ordering hay from timothy hay and recently a friend of mine said I could buy a bale from her farm for 5. Its very soft sweet smelling hay but unfortunately none of my rabbits are eating it! Another friend said what did I expect after feeding them timothy hay but that they would eventually eat it if I left it.... im worried though cause they literally used to eat all that I could put down but now they are barely touching it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niklovesrats View Post
    Ive been ordering hay from timothy hay and recently a friend of mine said I could buy a bale from her farm for 5. Its very soft sweet smelling hay but unfortunately none of my rabbits are eating it! Another friend said what did I expect after feeding them timothy hay but that they would eventually eat it if I left it.... im worried though cause they literally used to eat all that I could put down but now they are barely touching it???
    Can you mix some Timothy Hay in with the baled hay? Or mix some dried herbs/forage in ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niklovesrats View Post
    Ive been ordering hay from timothy hay and recently a friend of mine said I could buy a bale from her farm for 5. Its very soft sweet smelling hay but unfortunately none of my rabbits are eating it! Another friend said what did I expect after feeding them timothy hay but that they would eventually eat it if I left it.... im worried though cause they literally used to eat all that I could put down but now they are barely touching it???

    What I do is mix around three/four hays together. They have timothy hay, but it's also mixed with some more elite timothy hay (!!) and some from a bale from a farm shop. This sounds like the hay that you've been using?

    Try that - or even mix in some readigrass .... they will have to work hard to pick out what they want, and hopefully they will go back to being less picky

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    Will try that thanks x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niklovesrats View Post
    Will try that thanks x


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