What's the difference between Timothy Hay and western timothy hay?

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What’s the difference between Timothy Hay and western timothy hay?

Note: Timothy Hay is more suitable for adult rabbits due to the low calcium content. Oxbow Western Timothy Hay is high in fibre, low in protein and calcium and is a good, basic grass hay with high quality nutrition.

Where is Oxbow Timothy Hay grown?

Oxbow’s Family of Farms All Oxbow hay is grown on our family of farms by longtime partners who are experts in the production of premium hay. All Oxbow farms are located in the United States in climates ideally suited for producing hay that meets the strictest quality attributes.

What is Oxbow hay?

Oxbow’s all-natural Western Timothy Hay is a nutritious, sweet-smelling grass that will stimulate the appetite of your rabbit, guinea pig, chinchilla, or other small pet. Western Timothy is the #1 vet-recommended hay for small herbivores. Sizes: 15 oz, 40 oz, 90 oz, 9 lb, 25 lb, 50 lb. Product Highlights.

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Where does Oxbow Hay come from?

Oxbow’s Family of Farms All Oxbow hay is grown on our family of farms by longtime partners who are experts in the production of premium hay. All Oxbow farms are located in the United States in climates ideally suited for producing hay that meets the strictest quality attributes.

Is Timothy hay bad for bunnies?

Timothy is a good all-around hay for the general dietary needs of bunnies. It has balanced levels of protein, fat, and fiber and will help keep your bunny happy and healthy.

What is better for rabbits timothy or alfalfa?

When looking at which type of hay to feed a rabbit or guinea pig, Timothy hay and Meadow hay are often considered the better and healthier options. Alfalfa is known as a great hay for baby rabbits, as it contains higher calcium and protein levels to help support healthy growth and development.

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When should rabbits start eating Timothy hay?

Rabbits between the ages of seven months and a year should be transitioned to timothy hay. Rabbits will prefer alfalfa hay, so during the transition you may need to mix the two types of hay. In some cases, a rabbit may rebel and not eat the timothy hay.

What makes Timothy hay special?

Winter: Timothy Hay is an extremely winter hearty plant. It can withstand full freeze which is unique in many of the vegetative pests that affect hay fields. Because of this trait, the hay can establish itself and out survive many of the weeds that typically might try to invade a hayfield.

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Is first cut or second cut Timothy hay better for guinea pigs?

Second cutting hay contains more soft leafy content than the first cutting, it is more palatable and guinea pigs prefer it to the first cutting of hay.

Is meadow or Timothy hay better for rabbits?

Comparison. Meadow hay usually has the advantages of being cheaper and more widely available than Timothy hay. It provides some variety, although this is not necessarily an advantage, as rabbits often pick out the bits they like, usually the more calorific bits, and leave the rest.

Is Timothy hay good for horses?

Horse owners have found that Timothy hay promotes a shiny coat, good digestion, bowel regularity, and a healthy weight. It is also excellent for colic prone, protein-sensitive, and obese horses.

Can dogs eat western timothy hay?

There are two types of hay that some believe dogs can eat without experiencing major issues: Timothy hay and alfalfa hay. Both have several essential nutrients and are a good source of fiber, but it is not recommended to allow your dog to eat either one.

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When was Oxbow invented?

For this installment of our “Get to Know our Hay Experts” series, we sat down with John Miller, Oxbow’s President and Founder. John founded Oxbow in 1992 and has been growing premium hay for more than 50 years.

Is Western timothy hay soft?

Soft green and sweet-smelling hay, our Western Timothy hay is high in fiber and promotes a shiny coat, good digestion, and a healthy weight in horses. With a highly palatable consistency, this hay is great for a variety of feeding applications but especially for horses that don’t easily digest coarse hay.

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Can a rabbit eat too much timothy hay?

Overeating can cause obesity and digestive problems which could lead to death. A rabbit’s diet should consist of 85% grass hay, such as meadow, timothy, or orchard hay. The rest of the diet should be fresh vegetables, fruit, and pellets. Rabbits will overeat if given a chance.

Are Oxbow treats good for rabbits?

Oxbow Timothy Treats are a wholesome, healthy treat favorite of rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other small pets. Made with fiber-rich timothy grass hay, Timothy Treats offer the fresh Timothy flavor and aroma animals love.

How often should I change my rabbits hay?

Hay bedding in a rabbit’s living space should be changed once a week if the rabbit uses a litter box. If a rabbit doesn’t use a little box, this hay will need to be changed once every 2-3 days. Additional hay should be added at least once daily as rabbits will likely consume this hay for food.

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