Question about alfalfa hay

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Michaela

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Hey guys

so we have a small herd of New Zealand rabbits on our homestead, that all live in tractors, which we move about once a week. We’ve been natural feeding for more than a year so their staple diet is mixed grass hay, all garden scraps, herbs and cuttings and small amounts of grain for does with kits and growing rabbits.

Today we went to buy hay and could only get bales of Lucerne hay (alfalfa). Would our rabbits be okay on this for a short while until we can get our regular grass bales again?
 

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We feed timothy hay. The research I've done says to not feed hay but other folks seem to. And it's more expensive.
If it's all you can get.
 

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Hey guys

so we have a small herd of New Zealand rabbits on our homestead, that all live in tractors, which we move about once a week. We’ve been natural feeding for more than a year so their staple diet is mixed grass hay, all garden scraps, herbs and cuttings and small amounts of grain for does with kits and growing rabbits.

Today we went to buy hay and could only get bales of Lucerne hay (alfalfa). Would our rabbits be okay on this for a short while until we can get our regular grass bales again?
Alfalfa is very sweet so this wouldn't be ideal for primary source of feed. You may want to supplement with pellets and a little alfalfa.
 
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