What is First Cut Timothy Hay? The seeds for timothy hay are planted in the springtime. The hay is then harvested (or cut) for the first time around May or June, which is why its called First Cut Timothy Hay. Its the first cut of the field for the year. First Cut Timothy Hay provides a strong balance of roughage and nutrition for rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. Its larger seed heads, leaves, and stems make it coarser providing long strands that promote natural chewing behavior. Its an important staple of your rabbits diet because it helps wear down their teeth. The long strand fibers also help to keep your rabbits digestion regular and functioning properly. Why Hay is Essential to Their Diet For rabbits 7 months and older, grass hay is an important staple of their diet. While pellets and some vegetables may be safe for young bunnies, and as occasional treats for mature rabbits, grass hay should make up 80% of their diet. This most closely resembles the natural feeding habits of rabbits in the wild and promotes proper digestion and dental health. The constant foraging and grazing encouraged by hay helps to keep rabbits physically active and mentally stimulated. Timothy Hay is high in fiber and low in both protein and calcium content, which is ideal for keeping the digestive tracts of rabbits and other small animals functioning properly. Timothy Hay can be fed free-choice to your rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other small animals, and should be a mainstay of any small herbivore's diet. Free-choice feeding means that the hay is constantly available, and the animals can balance their own diet without increased risk of weight gain or digestion issues. Hay for Your Picky Eater With the perfect balance of moisture, vitamins and minerals, our fresh and green First Cut Timothy Hay is a sure hit with your picky pet. Known for its larger seed heads, leaves and stems First Cut Timothy Hay provides a long strand that your rabbit, guinea pig or chinchilla will love. Watch your picky pet happily munch away on our quality hay.
- FRESH HAY - We hand-pack every box so you get fresh, green & fragrant hay with little to no dust.
- HIGH FIBER - Promotes digestive & dental health
- LOW PROTEIN - Lowers risk of digestive impaction (GI Stasis) and weight gain
- PERFECT FOR SMALL PETS - Keep your rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas happy & healthy.
- 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - We provide the finest hay with industry leading customer service.