Rabbits wont eat pellets?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Eris, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Eris

    Eris Chirping

    Aug 15, 2011
    El Paso, Texas
    My rabbits seem to not want to eat their pellets. Is it okay that the majority of their diet is only hay?
  2. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    If they are eating enough hay I wouldn't be too worried about it. Hay is necessary for their teeth and is supposed to be available all the time anyway so I don't think them not eating their pellets is a cause for concern right away. However, if you start to notice they are not eating their hay then there may be a health issue coming to the surface.
  3. dainerra

    dainerra Crowing

    Jun 4, 2011
    I've been recommended by several vets to only give bunnies 1-2 oz of pellets per day anyway. They should have constant access to timothy hay or orchard grass hay (alfalfa is for young bunnies only). During the summer I also give them a large daily helping of fresh grass as well as fruit.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: