I guess you could, but I personally wouldn't recommend it. I mean, yeah, it's cheaper and more convenient... but your rabbit may mix up the hay used for bedding and the hay used for food. And do you really want your rabbit eating it's own urine a feces? That's just nasty in my opinion. Also, I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that's not the healthiest thing for your rabbit.
A medium to large size rabbit should go through about a quarter of a bag each week. Rabbits need limited fruits, veggies, and pellets, but like guinea pigs, they should have an unlimited amount of hay. Every time you see it's hay rack/food bowl empty, you should fill it right away. Rabbits' teeth never stop growing, so they need to chew on stuff constantly. And if they aren't playing, they're eating. Hay is the hardest to chew and the healthiest choice, so that is why the amount of hay in their bowls should be unlimited. (Don't worry, hay will not make rabbits obese. But too many fruits, veggies, and pellets can...)
I hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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No. Separate the bedding and the food as much as possible. Rabbit does his/her business in the bedding. Hay should be clean for eating. Rabbits' stomach has two chambers and is very delicate. Must be careful about what to eat. Do research. Get House Rabbit Handbook. For online information see House Rabbit Society and Dana Kremels
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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OMG NO!!! Don't use Timothy Hay as bedding for a rabbit!!! He'll eat it all up!!!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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Rabbits are great because you don't necessarily need to fill the bottom of their cage with bedding. You should buy a litterbox for the bunny and fill the bottom with an absorbent bedding (carefresh or the petco brand paper PELLETS) and layer a bit of timothy hay on top of the bedding (recommended by my vet). Cleaning her habitat is much easier this way because every other day I only need to replace the bedding in her tiny little litterbox rather than clean the whole cage! In the beginning, the bunny may have accidents outside her litterbox, but my rabbit got accustomed to using her litterbox very soon. My rabbit is approx 3 pounds and 9 months old and the smallest hay bag will last her about a month. Hope this helps =)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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