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post #15 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2002, 11:58 PM
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western timothy hay

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein min 7.00 %
Crude Fat min 1.50 %
Crude Fiber max 32.00 %
Moisture max 15.00 %

timothy hay

Feeding Instructions

Timothy should be fed free-choice to mature animals as an alternative to orchard, oat and brome grass hays. Free-choice means that the feed is available at all times.


Western Timothy is a high fiber, low protein, low calcium grass hay which helps keep the gastrointestinal tract of rabbits and small herbivores functioning properly. Feeding timothy hay helps to prevent obesity, maintain a healthy urinary system and improve overall health.

Timothy is the hay most widely recommended by veterinarians for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other herbivores. It is a very fragrant hay, which encourages consumption.

The first cutting is harvested in mid-summer. It is a more mature hay, containing a higher stem to leaf ratio and is coarser in texture. First cutting timothy is actually healthier as it is higher in fiber and lower in protein than a second cutting timothy, but some small animals may not find it as appealing as a second cutting.

The second cutting timothy is an immature cutting of hay, and therefore contains a higher leaf to stem ratio. It is harvested in the late fall and is very soft and palatable to small animals. It is our leafiest and most popular hay, and also makes great bedding material for young animals as it is very soft. (SUPPLY LIMITED!)
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