Oxbow Western Timothy Hay ( 15oz / 40oz )
This is Oxbow's most popular grass hay because it is high in fiber and low in calcium and protein and is recommended by animal professionals like trainers and veterinarians all over the country. Oxbow introduced Timothy hay into animal diets long ago and now it has been adopted as an industry standard and comes highly recommended.
This Timothy hay comes in both a 15 ounce and a 40 ounce size and is 100% Timothy hay. It does not include any preservatives or additives. The loose hay contains leaves and stems as well as some seed heads. You can give this hay to your animals in unlimited amounts, whether they are young or old and is great for rabbits, guinea pigs, prairie dogs and many other herbivores as an alternative to oat hay and orchard grass. It can be fed free choice to your animals and they'll love you for it. . Sizes: 15 oz, 40 oz.
100% Timothy Hay. Preservative and additive free. Loose hay contains stems, leaves, and limited seed heads.
- Crude Protein min 7.00%
- Crude Fat min 1.50%
- Crude Fiber max 32.00%
- Moisture max 15.00%
Growing Animals: Unlimited amounts
Mature Animals: Unlimited amounts
Western Timothy hay can be fed free-choice to rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, prairie dogs and other herbivores as an alternative to oat hay, brome and orchard grass. Free-choice means that the feed is available at all times. If they finish what you give them, you need to give them more! Hay should be used not only for nutritional purposes, but for mental stimulation and the promotion of natural foraging behavior.
Try feeding hay in new and inventive ways to increase consumption:
- Rabbits like to eat hay in their litter box.
- Fill a cardboard tube, basket or animal-safe toy with hay and place it in your pets favorite spot.
- Put a layer of hay on the bottom of the cage and hide food/treats in the hay for foraging.
- Put hay everywhere: the hutch, the corner, behind the couch, etc...
- Tickle your pet with strands of hay - they may take a bite and realize how tasty it is.
How much do I feed daily?
It should be fed free choice daily. That means the hay is available at all times. 75% of a small herbivores diet should be hay.
Western Timothy grass hay with high-fiber, low-protein and low-calcium content, helps keep the gastrointestinal tract of rabbits and small herbivores functioning properly.
Western Timothy hay will help prevent obesity, maintain a healthy urinary system and improve overall health. A high-fiber diet will also lower the incidence of soft stools, intestinal gas and bloating. Timothy hay is the most widely recommended hay by veterinarians for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other herbivores. Its fresh fragrance encourages consumption.
Hay is absolutely vital to the health of small herbivores. It provides not only nutrition, but environmental enrichment that mimics the animal's natural habitat. Western Timothy provides a long-strand fiber source that is needed to improve the digestive and intestinal function by stimulating the digestive system.
Feeding animals free-choice hay promotes a natural chewing behavior and helps prevent molar spurs and other teeth problems so common in these small herbivores.