Is is bad to only feed alfalfa? With a minimal amount of pasture grass?
I'm wondering because Lacey's living with llamas that only get fed alfalfa (which I know is not good for the llamas, but their owner is a really opinionated guy that I want to stay on the good side of so I don't want to risk PO-ing him by questioning his animal care) and and she's basically shunning her own grass hay in favor of the alfalfa. That, in turn, is making the llama's owner irritated with me since his llamas aren't getting a chance to eat because Lacey is shoving them out.
So, I'm wondering if I got myself alfalfa hay and just started feeding Lacey that (it's the same price as grass hay, btw), instead of grass hay, would Lacey suffer any unwanted effects from that?
I've tried mixing a little of his alfalfa with my grass hay, but Lacey just picks out the alfalfa then goes off to bother the llamas...
And I can't separate them at feeding time since these llamas don't want to eat like that. They want to eat a little, wander off, eat some more, wander off again, etc.
Anyway, would that much alfalfa be bad for her? She doesn't get hot off it, she actually gets hotter off the grass hay than she does with alfalfa. Silly girl!
I might continue to feeding her grass hay as a munchy thing (since she will eat it if there's no other hay around) through the winter, but she'd get 3-4ish flakes of alfalfa a day... Unless that much makes her obese, in which case she'd get less. Haha