Thursday 9 April 2015

Bales of Goodness

Hay is a very important part of any rabbits diet - it should be around 80 percent of their daily intake of food. To put it another way, they should be eating a (loose) bundle of hay about the size of themselves every day. This is because they are by nature grazing animals with constantly growing teeth that need to be ground down and digestive systems that expect a constant movement of fibrous matter.

If your rabbits are NOT eating this much hay, it could be that you are overfeeding them on vegetables or pellets. You can try cutting back on either or both gradually to see if they start to eat more hay.

Of course, while some rabbits will hold out to try and con more of their favourite foods out of you, others just naturally seem to enjoy hay as a delicious part of their diets...

"Hmm...OK, this is good..."

"...uh huh, yes...."

"Well this looks very promising, thanks. And I'll have the same again this afternoon?"


  1. Good boy Gavin,now eat up,xx Rachel

  2. Hay made Scout sneeze.. yet, she'd always stick her entire head into the stack. I tried blocks or feeders and she'd just give me the 'This isn't how it's supposed to be!' look and refuse to eat until it was RIGHT.

    Sage bunny liked to spread it all across the floor in a very thin layer, eat one piece and then hop off. I tried to tell myself she was an artist and it was part of the process. Messy little brat. ;)

  3. That is such a fun site. Thanks. Gavin looks very serious about afternoon tea time. He doesn't really give you a lot of time to revel in the positive feed back, does he?