My rabbit is not fond of timothy hay and won't eat it unless there's nothing else. This has caused her digestive system to come to a screeching halt twice. I'd rather not have this become an annual trend. Are there other hay types that have at least the same fiber content of timothy hay that I could try? I know better than to go with alfalfa (which she likes, of course).
Are there other rabbit owners here who have the same issue? And how do you combat it? I'm contemplating making little cakes out of her timothy hay - maybe chopping it up and mixing it with a little honey and oats and baking it. Maybe the mixture will be enticing...
I'm amazed at the products available for the pocket pets these days. They must be much happier than the poor things we loved to death when we were kids.
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I'd recommend checking some of the online rabbit supply stores and looking at the types of hay they sell. I know there's orchard grass for one. Also, have you tried different sources? Some rabbits are picky with their timothy and will eat it from some sources and not others. The hay can vary a lot in the texture, softness, amount of seeds, etc...
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