Who is Small Pet Select, and what’s all the fuss we’re making about timothy hay for rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas?
Well, in a nutshell, we’re a small operation run by pet owners for pet owners– just like you – and we specialize in delivering the highest quality timothy hay for small pets; fresh and directly to the door of owners throughout the continental U.S. We hand select the timothy hay and focus on purchasing only the very best quality hay for rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas - soft, green and fragrant, just the way they love it.
In addition to top quality timothy hay, Small Pet Select is also a fun place for pet owners to come together to celebrate the fun that owning a small pet brings. Of course, if you have other small animals besides rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas, then you’re still more than welcome to join in the fun on our website and Facebook page. We’d love to have you around.
Below are two videos created by two customers of Small Pet Select timothy hay. As much as we can blow our own trumpet about how good we consider our timothy hay to be, the very best recommendation has to be by those who actually purchase and use it…
How can we promise this? First we hand select the highest quality timothy hay for rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas.
Then we ensure the following:
Small Pet Select timothy hay undergoes a quality control process second to none. We’re a very small operation with limited volume, meaning we’re able to watch closely while hand packaging the timothy hay… This ensures the quality of timothy hay in each and every box is top of the line.
Our goal is to keep the hay as close to its natural state as possible. Small Pet Select timothy hay is never over handled.
Small Pet Select timothy hay is uniquely packaged in a protective box (high strength, corrugated with no plastic wrapping). Ultimately, this means the hay is not damaged during transit and storage. Additionally the box features an open and closing mechanism, making for easy and convenient storage for pet owners.
Small Pet Select Timothy Hay is delivered direct to your door, fresh, green and fragrant. And we’re so sure your pets will love it, that we provide a no-quibble money back guarantee should you or your furry friends not be 100% satisfied… Timothy hay for small pets. It’s what we do, and we pride ourselves in doing it right…!
"So I just got the package and I opened it up and my piggies and bunnies love this hay! They eat every piece unlike the other hay that I get at the store, which they only eat about half of it!"
"We received the box of Timothy hay today and let me tell you..."THEY LOVED IT" they didn't come up for air and inhaled it!!!. I have attached pictures of our buns diving in and lovin' your timothy hay! It is by far the best and freshest timothy hay I've ever seen and its huge! We were able to give all 40 of our shelter buns a heaping handful and we still have a lot left over! You guys at Small Pet Select are amazing and I'm going to be rooting for you guys and getting your products for our rabbits!"
- Chelsea from Spoiled Rotten Rabbits Franklin TN -
"Hay is here! It just arrived. It is being nommed by the pigs as we speak. It is soft and smells very good!"
- Kay Scrivener-Zeller -
Timothy hay: what is it that makes it so crucial to be included in the diet of our small pets?
Well, this comes down to two main reasons. The first is the fiber that it contains, and the second is down to the chewing action that’s necessary for our pets to eat it.
Fiber: Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas need fiber in order to survive. High quantities of the fiber provided in timothy hay ensures a healthy digestive system. Without adequate fiber, the gut movement of our small pets will slow down to a dangerous level – in fact, worst case scenario can be. Providing this essential fiber in the form of top quality timothy hay is the best way to ensure good digestive health for our pets.
Chewing: Although rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas are different species, they all have one thing in common. And that’s that their teeth continually grow throughout their life. Long or sharp teeth can cause our pets all sorts of problems, and chewing on good quality timothy hay helps keep their teeth well worn down – just as nature intended.
As you can see, it’s therefore vital to provide hay that your rabbit, guinea pig or chinchillas will actually want to eat. Fresh smelling, soft and green is the name of the game. And you have our word that every batch of timothy hay from Small Pet Select will be exactly that, and nothing less.
As you can see from the above food pyramids, the foundation of our small pets’ diets is based on grass hay. Imagine your pet in the wild; he or she would spend a great deal of their time foraging and eating high fiber grass and stalky items. And the very best way for us to mimic that for our pets is to provide them with the best quality timothy hay – on an ad lib basis.
The food pyramids also clearly show that there are other components that are necessary in their diets, such as pellets and vegetables (not vegetables for chinchillas). But as you can see, timothy hay makes up the largest proportion of their nutrition.
And it’s vital that rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas ingest good quality hay on a daily basis. Without this essential fiber there really is a risk to their health. Some warning signs to look out for that might indicate your pet is not getting enough fiber in his diet include an unwillingness to move, a change in temperament or you might notice that they seem unwilling to eat or drink. However, small pets are very good at masking signs of illness, and when these become obvious it is usually a veterinary emergency.
So the best way you can provide your pet with the crucial fiber he needs is in the form of top quality timothy hay – each and every day.
The Importance of hay for Rabbits
Timothy hay for Rabbits
The Importance of hay for Guinea pigs
Timothy Hay for Guinea Pigs
The Importance of hay for Chinchillas
Timothy Hay for Chinchillas
Timothy hay is produced from a grass (called timothy grass) and belongs to the group of hays that are called “grass hay.” Some facts about this vital component of your small pet’s diet are as follows: