So what’s so good about Timothy Hay?
Had your bun been born into the wild, an abundance of delicious grass would surround them all the doo-dah day. However for our domesticated bunnies, this isn’t the case…and that’s where hay comes into play!
The RSPCA recommends that 80-90% of your rabbit’s diet should consist of hay or grass as it is integral in maintaining optimum intestinal health in all rabbits. The high fibre content is very beneficial for them and keeps everything in their digestive system running smoothly.
This brings us onto the type of hay that is ideal for our bunnies. We source our Timothy Hay from the Canadian Prairies, where the growing conditions are perfect for growing ultra-premium hay that is extremely high in nutritional content. As rabbits have a very intricate digestive system, fibre is absolutely crucial in ensuring the health of your rabbit and the normal digestion of their food.
Did you know that a rabbit’s teeth can grow up to 8-10 inches per year, which can cause overlapping, sharp teeth and pain? This speedy growth can be detrimental to your animal’s well-being – however as our hay is long stem the side-to-side motion whilst chewing allows the teeth to wear down naturally – this reduces the chance of cuts within the mouth and the painful overlapping of teeth. If the teeth are naturally worn down there is no need for expensive trips to the vet for teeth extraction or wearing down. Plus, this keeps our furry friends busy chomping away, so boredom will be at an all time-low – yay!
What makes our Nibble & Gnaw hay an ultra premium brand is our overriding commitment to maintaining the highest nutritional quality. Our team of packers break down the bales by hand and sieve it, eliminating any dust and other non-delicious nasties that may be in the hay.
From start to finish, an ample amount of TLC is given to ensure the hay is of the best quality for your furry friends to munch away to their heart’s content.