Can my rabbit eat alfalfa hay?

With so many options available, it can be difficult knowing what rabbits can and can’t eat. One question that often comes up is: should rabbits eat alfalfa? 
 
Pets over a year of age should only be fed alfalfa as an occasional treat; after one year it's much too nutrient-rich for everyday consumption. Think eating a diet of candy. So if you have a pet over a year old only eating alfalfa, you should start transitioning them now. You may experience some problems weening pets off of the more desirable alfalfa hay (no one likes their candy taken away). It helps to mix the alfalfa with 2nd cutting Timothy, gradually getting them used to the new food.
 
If you still have a problem with feeding/eating, we suggest our 3rd cut timothy. We also recommend you put them on our timothy hay-based pellet.
 
Ultimately, we recommend you ask your exotic vet when in doubt, as they know your pet best.
 
That being said, we do have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if your pet does not like what you ordered, we're happy to send you a replacement of the same kind or different (must be equivalent value) or give you a store credit.
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