Hay isn’t just for horses! Many small pets such as rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and chinchillas, enjoy it, both in their diets and as a comfy addition to their habitats. Dried grass, like oat or orchard grass, has many benefits for small animals, and may actually help keep your furry friend’s digestive system healthy and functioning properly.
PetSmart offers a variety of different types of hay and dried grasses for your little furballs to enjoy, such as:
- Timothy Grass
- Alfalfa Hay
- Oat Grass
- Orchard Grass
- Botanical Hay
Whether your pet likes hay in the form of sticks, hay cubes or treats, or prefers it served loose, PetSmart makes it easy to find the right option for your small pet. The best types of hay for rabbits and guinea pigs are Timothy, oat grass and orchard grass. Choose soft-cut hay to avoid sharp ends that could poke your pet, especially if they end up using it to build a nest in their enclosure. While they can eat hay, hamsters are more likely to use it for bedding, so choose a soft, comfortable material for their nests.
Alfalfa hay is nutritious and high in calcium, so it should be limited to young and growing pets and as an occasional treat for adult rabbits and guinea pigs. Timothy is a meadow grass that is both nutritious and flavorful. It is lower in protein and calcium than alfalfa, so it makes a better staple for adult rabbits, chinchillas and guinea pigs. Orchard grass is a pasture grass for livestock, but also a nice addition to small pet diets to help replicate the types of forage they find in the wild. Oat grass is harvested before the oats fully develop, and the immature seeds attached to the grass stems will add flavor and nutrients to your pet’s diet.
Find your pet’s favorite hay for sale at PetSmart in convenient bags and blocks. Make feeding easier by using hay bins and toys that also make snack-time fun! Head over to your neighborhood PetSmart or shop online to find hay for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils, as well as other small pet supplies that help your lovable little furball live its best life!
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