Maybe some of you know from my Instagram that I struggled a lot with getting Amour to eat his hay at first and this blogpost is kind of our story how it all went down. I will show you the types of hay I tried with him and how he reacted to it. First I have to tell you that you usually don’t find timothy hay in Switzerland. We only have normal grass based hay or meadow hay here in Switzerland. So here is a list and more details about the hays and our story.
I really like the brand Bunny nature and their products so I first tried their hay with my bunnies:
His brother Loupi ate this hay really well only Amour struggled really hard he barely ate the hay. I had a hayrack and a hay ball with a bell in their litterbox at that time. Soon I realized that they both ate the hay better when I just put it on the floor of the litterbox. They tore it out of the hayrack anyways. Once I bought a tunnel filled with hay as a fun toy and they both kinda liked the hay better that was in the tunnel. I found out that it was meadow hay. Sadly they didn’t have the exact hay from the tunnel in a bag to buy so I tried other meadow hays:
Amour didn’t like both. The only thing he ate was the herbs I started mixing into the hay wich were those kind here:
After that I started experimenting with hay that already had stuff mixed in them (I sadly dont really remeber what kind of hay it was) I found hay mixed with apples and Amour actually kinda liked that hay and he ate it for around 3 months or more. I was so happy that I actually found a hay that he kinda liked. It was this kind here: (They also have it in the flavors carrot and dandelion but Amour really loved dried apples at that time so I went with the flavor apple)
But sadly Amour still wasn’t eating enough hay in his diet. So I tried giving him more and more herbs since he didn’t eat that much hay. But as he stopped eating fresh food once I said to myself that I really have to find a hay that he really likes because I am just to worried that his diet isn’t healthy enough for him and he might get sick. Luckily the shop I buy my pellets from (Zooplus.ch) got some timothy hay mixed with parsnip and bell pepper and Amour loves parsnip so I decided to tried it out. I was so happy that Amour really likes that hay. Sometimes I mix it with some field herbs or dried carrot herb and he goes so crazy about the carrot herbs and then he likes the hay even more than fresh food. I am so happy about it that he really likes it now and that I can offer him a healthy diet. (If anyone is wondering one bag of his hay, 500 gram, costs me 5.50 CHF)