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Hay Options for your Small Animal

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Hay is an essential part of rabbit, guinea pig, and chinchilla diets. However, with the wide variety of hay options available, you may be stuck wondering which is the best for your small pet. Kaytee offers a variety of fun and healthy ways to introduce natural hays and grasses to your small animal’s diet.  We offer three different types of hay as well as a variety of formats including mini bales, hay with fruits, vegetables or botanicals and wafer cut hay which peels off in layers to make hay feeding easier and less messy. 

Timothy Hay

Timothy hay is an essential part of any rabbit, guinea pig, or chinchilla diet. It is recommended to feed an endless amount of fresh timothy hay daily to maintain a healthy pet. Timothy hay an ideal fiber source and is lower in protein and calcium than alfalfa. It also supports digestive health and adds nutritional variety. Additionally, the chewing activity from the hay helps to wear down your pets continually growing teeth. 

Kaytee Wafer Cut Timothy Hay is baled and cut to allow layers that peel off for easy feeding and less mess. It is the same fresh, tasty, and all-natural Timothy Hay found in the traditional bag format but packed for convenient feeding. 

Timothy Hay Plus adds flavor and texture variety to your pet’s timothy hay. The added variety is great for enrichment and the opportunity to forage similar to how he or she would in the wild. Kaytee offers an array of different inclusion options: carrot, marigold, spearmint, mango, cranberry, and rose & thyme. 

Kaytee Hay Options For Your Small Animal 

Alfalfa Hay

Alfalfa hay is high in protein, calcium and calories making it great for growing, breeding, or elderly small animals. The high protein and calcium support growth and development while the high calories support growth for young pets and maintaining a healthy weight in older pets. Similar to Timothy Hay, Alfalfa hay is great for digestive and dental health while also providing variety and enrichment. 

Orchard Grass

Orchard grass is an added fiber source great for adding flavor variety and enrichment to you pets diet. It has a natural sweet flavor making it an exciting hay offering to your small animal. Its natural, high fiber helps to support digestive health and the hay chewing activity helps provide dental support. 

Kaytee®—America’s #1 Hay Brand!*

Kaytee is America’s #1 Hay Brand!* Kaytee feeds more hay to small pets than anyone else. We pride ourselves on providing fresh, tasty, all-natural hay. Kaytee hay is hand selected to ensure long fiber strands and a proper leaf to stem ratio to support your small pet’s digestive health. At Kaytee, we understand that taste matters. Naturally grown without pesticides or GMO, our farmers only grow supreme grade hay. This mean high quality hay for your small pet. 

*based on Nielsen data 8/8/2020

 
 
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