1. Is your bun a pellet junkie?
Cutting back on pellets can help. Pellets are a supplemental food, and should be given sparingly. If your friend chows down on the pellets, and ignores the hay, it is time for some tough love. Don’t let your friend go on a hunger strike, but do cut back gradually on the pellet portions.
2. Those darn teeth.
Dental issues are a real catch-22. If animals don’t eat enough hay, their teeth don’t wear down enough. Then their teeth hurt and they can’t eat hay. Make sure your animal’s teeth get looked at regularly! And make sure they've not only got hay but toys and chews that will help wear down those chompers.