3 Different Ways To Give Your Rabbits Pellets

 

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Some people may be surprised to hear that there is more then one way to provide pellets to your rabbit. Most people just measure out their rabbit's daily pellets and place them in a bowl. Here are a few different ways to give your rabbits pellets:   Scatter Feeding:   Rabbits are natural foragers. So in the wild they would … [Read more...]

10 Benefits of Feeding Timothy Hay to Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

 

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10 Benefits of Feeding Timothy Hay to Rabbits & Guinea Pigs   Timothy hay is a vital part of your rabbit or guinea pigs diet.  But why is this so?  Here are 10 top reasons why it’s such an important nutritional element for your small pet, and why you should feed the best quality possible.     1. It contains the … [Read more...]

6 Surefire Ways to Spot Top Quality Timothy Hay

 

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We all know that feeding Timothy hay is vital for our rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other small pets.  But did you realize that there’s a big variation in the quality of the hay that’s on offer on the open market?     The thing is, pet stores are in business for one reason, and one reason only; and that’s to make … [Read more...]

Timothy Hay: The science bit…

 

As you grab handfuls of soft, sweet timothy hay to feed the smallest members of your family, we’ll bet you’re not thinking much about what it is they’re actually eating. However, we’ve always been of the pursuasion that knowledge is king.  And with that in mind, we thought we’d discuss some of the finer points of timothy hay – but in layman’s … [Read more...]

Timothy Hay: Nature’s small pet superfood

 

When it comes to foodstuff for humans, there’s a glut of every type of information you can wish to discover.  But naturally, if what humans put inside their body is so important to health, the same must apply to animals.  And this why today we're talking about timothy hay for small pets, such as rabbits, chinchillas and guinea pigs. Now, it … [Read more...]

Why Timothy Hay is at the Mercy of Mother Nature

 

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Why Timothy Hay is at the Mercy of  Mother Nature   As you heap yet another pile of timothy hay into your rabbit, guinea pig or chinchilla’s cage, here’s betting that the last thing on your mind is how the weather contributed to this vital food.   Yet one of the biggest concerns for those who farm timothy hay is the weather … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Timothy Hay & Alfalfa

 

When it comes to feeding your rabbit, guinea pig or small pet, we all know that hay is one of (if not, the) most important part of their diet. And it’s easy to discover that the options available to us tend to be either timothy hay or alfalfa. The stage of development of your pet will determine which type of hay he or she needs.  But what are … [Read more...]

Tips for Weaning My Baby Rabbit Onto Timothy Hay

 

Tips for Weaning My Baby Rabbit Onto Timothy Hay   Hay is probably (after water) the most important part of your rabbit’s diet.  And for most of his life he (or she) will require a top quality, unlimited supply of timothy hay.   However, baby rabbits require higher levels of protein and calcium.  So for the first 7 months or so of … [Read more...]

Sharers and Hoggers: Apportioning the Timothy Hay

 

It’s well known that cavies need plenty of timothy hay (or other varieties) for proper gut function, tooth maintenance, and overall internal physical health. What piggy owners don’t always realize is that hay is also important for social functioning and psychological well-being.   Veterinary science is a fascinating field, but most cavy … [Read more...]

How much timothy hay do you need for your guinea pig?

 

Guest Article By Athena   When new guinea pig owners ask this question, they often get the answer, “Unlimited hay!” While this is absolutely true, what you may be wondering is, “How much timothy hay are my cavies likely to stuff into their tummies between hay purchases?” For new owners, you might simply be wondering how much hay to … [Read more...]