Clovis seems to be a bit finicky about his hay. Some pieces (blades? stems?) just don't make the grade and he'll pick them up and toss them aside. I think it's the thick pieces. Maybe they take too much effort to chew or they just don't taste very good. I don't know.
I will admit to buying packaged hay from my local Fred Meyer or pet store which is usually well received. I am very careful, however to choose a package that looks like tender and tasty hay, or at least in my opinion, looks tender and tasty. Sometimes I go to Sumner Grub, a nearby feed store, and buy a brand they carry. (I love Sumner Grub. They've got all that farm stuff that's fun to look at. It's like a big old barn with a couple of pot bellied stoves.) Once I even ordered hay from a catalog that I was sure Clovis would love. No, he didn't.
I really get disappointed when I open the bag and there's all these big stiff pieces and little two inch pieces and handfuls of dust. I put the crummy stuff in the hay/litter box toward the back because I know it's going to get tossed out with the poo. It's got to be good for something.
So I'm wondering, is Clovis really finicky or if this common among rabbits?