22nd July 06:20
Ok so Bob rules our house now.:)
Rabbits who can fill up on veggies and pellets won't eat any hay. I
don't know if that's the case with Bob, but if he's overeating in the
other two areas he will prefer that over hay.
The rule of thumb is about 1/4 cup of pellets per 5 lbs of rabbit. One
vet I know just says 1/4 cup for little rabbits, 1/2 cup for big
rabbits. If he has some leftover after half a day or so, he's probably
getting too much.
By the way, if you change the amount given, do any feeding changes
Veggies -- usually a couple of cups per day is good. We feed our rabbits
their pellets in the morning, and a bowl of veggies in the evening to spread it out.
Rabbits love routine and things to be done at the same time so he
probably is getting into a routine.
What we did with our rabbits to train them to go back to their condo at
bed-time was use a treat. They get the equivalent of about a tbsp of
fruit at night -- a very small piece of apple or banana. They know when
I'm cutting it and their ears go up. I yell "BUNNNNNNIEEESSSSSS" and
stretch it out and they go running for their condo. They hurl themselves
in and wait for their treat which they grab, then I shut the door.
It took a week or two to train them, but I spent time teasing them with
the treat and leading them in before I gave it to them. The are only
allowed to get it when they're all the way into the condo.
Catnip does that too. It is funny. She also does that if I'm late with
her breakfast. She's like a prisoner clanking her tin cup on the bars.