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Types of Hay Explained

We know the different types of hay can be confusing, from 2nd cutting Timothy hay to alfalfa hay and everywhere in between. At Small Pet Select, we know exactly which hay your small animal needs to stay happy and healthy.

Below, you’ll find all of the types of hay we offer. Hay is categorized by its uses, amount of stem and leaf, and levels of protein, fibre, and fat. Understanding each type is really beneficial for your pet, so let’s cover the basics.

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Type of Hay Uses Description Fibre Protein Fat

Animals with chronic GI issues or teeth that need to be worn down, animals who need to lose weight.

High in stem, low in leaf.

High

Low

Low

Gold standard for healthy adult small animals. Perfect ratio of nutrients for maintenance.

Flexible stem with medium leaf.

Standard

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Add some to add interest to regular diet. Also perfect for animals suffering mouth pain, or animals who need to gain some weight.  

Very soft, very green, high leaf.

Low

High

High

Use as treat to add interest to regular diet. This is also the hay young animals (under 1 year) need for healthy growth to adulthood.

Rich dense hay, lots of small leaf.

High

High

High

smallpetselect-uk,Orchard Hay

Excellent hay to encourage hay eating, and often a terrific solution for people with allergies to Timothy hay.

Similar to 2nd cutting Timothy, but slightly different smell and broader leaves.  

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The distinct taste makes this a treat hay for most rabbits. Good for adult animals who need extra fibre but don't like 1st cutting Timothy.

Yellowish in color, stemmy, with some oats attached.

High

High

High

TOTALLY IRRESISTIBLE treat hay.

Several types of hay with herbs and flowers added in. The bomb. 💣

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