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Hello, just got a bunny last week and started feeding her veggies. Now I can't get her to eat pellets. What do I do to get her to eat pellets. She eats Timothy hay no problem. Thank you.

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Marc,

Bunnies don't actually NEED to eat pellets. Pellets were first created by meat farmers that used them to fatten up their stock quicker, which is part of why you see so many brands today that include a "lucky charms" mix of goodies that aren't actually that good for them.
If you feel the need to provide her a mix of food sources, try finding a pellet that's Timothy hay based. I feed mine Mazuri - http://www.mazuri.com/. You can also check with local rescues to see where they source their pellets from. Often, you will find that you can get quality products for your bun at a lower cost than at the big box stores.

Hope this helps!
Christine

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Christine Whetstone

Expertise

I am not an expert on wild rabbits, only domesticated rabbits. I can answer questions regarding habitats, behavior, diet, health, pairing/bonding - pretty much anything having to do with owning a rabbit.

Experience

I've owned indoor rabbits for the last 10 years. During that time I've gained experience in areas like bonding exercises, understanding behavior, warning signs of sick bunnies, how to handle more serious illnesses (GI stasis, abscesses, eye problems, etc.) and more. It's rare that I come across an inquiry that I do not already know the answer to.

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House Rabbit Society, supporter of local rabbit rescues

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http://ilovemyhouserabbit.com/

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Personal experience beats the pants off of a degree, in my opinion.

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