Timothy Hay: Premium Hay for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs & Small Pets
What is Timothy Hay?
Timothy Hay is a particular type of premium grass hay that is extremely nutritious, high fibre, high energy, low protein and low calcium - a critical combination to the health of your pet. At Nibble & Gnaw, we stock both First Cut and Second Cut Timothy Hay, both providing many core benefits for rabbits, guinea pigs and small pets alike. If you're unsure of which cut your furry friend would prefer, check out our Try Me Starter Pack and let them choose! Each hay box is packed with fibre, long stems and leafy greens. Check out our blog to find out why vets recommend Timothy Hay.
Can Timothy Hay go bad?
We source our Timothy Hay from the Canadian Prairies, where growing conditions are just perfect and hay dries naturally under the sun to protect its natural goodness. Our field fresh hay stays fresh for up to 1 year when stored in a cool dry place, so buying more doesn't mean sacrificing on quality! That's why we offer our bigger 8.8 Kg boxes on a Subscribe & Save plan. You can save over 20% for every kilo of hay compared to when you buy a smaller 1.7kg box without a subscription plan. It's a no brainer!
Fed up wasting money on hay they ignore? And that you end up throwing in the bin?
Our furry friends are fussy eaters. They know what they like and will turn up therir noses at sub-quality hay. It can be hard to find hay you know they'll eat every time. And whilst you can use the hay for bedding, it still feels such a waste of money. You need and want hay that you know will get eaten every time. Hay that has them wheeking with pleasure.
Worried they're not eating enough quality hay to keep them healthy and happy?
If rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas and degus don't eat good quality hay, the bacteria in their stomach gets unbalanced. When you get too much 'bad’ bacteria it produces painful gas, slows down digestion and food passage through the intestinal tract, damages the intestinal tissues, releases toxins, causes diarrhoea, and in severe cases, death.
Worried their teeth aren't getting ground down daily to avoid terrible tooth pain?
Their teeth grow from the moment they're born until the day they die. If they're not getting a diet that's abrasive and rich in fibre (think Nibble and Gnaw Timothy Hay), their teeth quickly become overgrown and can be extremely painful. And the only way to fix it is by having their teeth filed down by the vet under general anaesthetic. All at a cost of more than £70 per visit!
Introducing Nibble & Gnaw Timothy Hay
Probably the best hay for rabbits, guinea pigs and small pets!
Fresh & fragrant
Even the most picky feeders have been known to squeak with delight even before the hay box is opened!
The perfect length and texture, with just the right amount of fibre, to naturally wear down their teeth
Every blade is hand-sorted to make sure that no nasties from the field ever make it into our hay boxes to harm your furry friend
If you're not happy with your hay, let us know and we'll replace it or refund you. Our no quibble guarantee.
Dust free hay
We pass the hay through a blow tunnel and hand-sort to make sure we minimse the amount of dust in each hay box
Packed in a bio-degradable bag in a recloseable cardboard hay box to minimise mess and make it easy to store
They'll munch all day long like in the wild which keeps them occupied when you're not around to give them TLC!
Pop any left over hay in the compost bin, the hay box into the recycling bin, and the bio-degradable bag in the black bin
Ican honestly say this is without doubt, the best hay I've ever used. Before I even opened the box and bag, the sweet smell of fresh hay was noticed by my 3 Guinea pigs, who immediately started wheeking.
They usually get excited when I give them their daily hay, but not THIS excited! The hay was tightly packed so you get much more than you'd expect. The hay was so green and so fresh. Each stem is lovely and long too.
All three pigs are devouring this faster than any other hay I've tried (Burgess, selective, oxbow). I'm so glad I decided to purchase this.
Truthful Tess, 29th September 2018 (our first ever customer!)
Ihave a 9 week old bunny who has spent the past week in the vets with stasis. It has been a nightmare and we have gone through so many things to get her to eat. After reading the reviews I purchased this, hoping that it would tempt her to at least nibble at it. The hay is well packaged in both a sealed bag and box. Great for storage and less mess when getting hay out as it drops onto the box. As soon as the bag was open the smell wafted out. Nice green, fresh smelling hay.
She started to nibble on it at the vets. And also made a bed out of some as well. I’m otherwords it was a big hit. She is now home and is enjoying her hay, especially tucked away in her log for her to tug out and eat. I would recommend this product, and I know I will be buying this from now on for my little bunny.
Have since bought again as she seems to love it. She had stopped eating much hay but went mental as soon as I opened the new box! Currently stuffing her face once more. Amazing hay!!!!
Grace Cole 13th January 2019.
Our Timothy Hay is the perfect nutritional blend of protein, fibre and crude sugars for all small animals and encourages proper gut action and reduces stomach bloat.
Feeding a high calcium hay can cause stones bladder stones, which can be very painful and may require surgery to remove. Thankfully, our Timothy Hay is low in calcium, so that won't be an issue.
Many European suppliers dry their hay in barns using heat and mechanical systems. Our hay is dried naturally in the field, under the Canadian sun, to protect its natural goodness.
Each individual pivot of hay is sent for laboratory analysis to ensure it has the optimal nutritional content and is of the highest quality.
We go to Canada, check the pivots (the areas where the hay grows), check the barns, and hand-select the hay we put into our hay boxes.
After drying, our hay is passed through a special blow tunnel to reduce the amount of brown leaf and dust.
Finally, we hand-sort the hay into our hay boxes to remove as many dead leaves as possible, and as much dust as possible.
Our furry friends can be fussy about their hay, that's why we have two types of Timothy Hay (first and second cut) so they'll get the perfect hay to suit their needs.
First cut hay has more stems, leaves and seedheads and is tougher than second cut - Perfect for rabbit food.
Second cut hay is softer than first cut, is darker green and has a mix of stems and leaf with fewer seeds - best for piggies, hamsters, older rabbits and much more.
Our hay arrives in a strong, re-closable cardboard hay box. This means you can store it neatly (practically) anywhere in your home without worrying about hay going everywhere.
Once you’re finished with the box, simply pop it in your recycling bin so that there’s no waste or mess going to landfill. Some customers even use the hay box as a playhouse or hay feeder! Cut some holes in the side of the box, and your pet can pull it out and munch to their heart’s content.
The hay box also helps store the hay correctly keeping it dry and out of sunlight, so it will stay fresh for over a year!
Our hay costs more per kg than many others, but then again it is the best hay box your furry friend will get! Nearly every morsel will be eaten, so you'll use less hay than competitors poorer quality hay.
We give you a 100% quality guarantee - simply let us know what's wrong with the hay and we'll refund it or replace it!
Use our subscribe and save option to make sure you never run out, and to save up to 10% on the purchase price. You can buy cheaper, lower quality hay, but not from us. We’ll only sell you products we’d give our own furry friends.
So,I was being a bad Piggy owner and running low on hay. I needed some quickly and thought I'd order this until I could get out and get some of the usual one I use.
Well, this is now my regular! My pigs both went crazy for it! It smells great, there are loads of seed heads which one of my boys in particular loves, and it is well packaged. The hay comes in a plastic bag in a box - the plastic is biodegradable. It fits well into the C&C storage space under the cage, which is a bonus!
I have signed up for their subscription service and now get a 'Best of Both' box delivered - first and second cut. My piggies are loving it!
Thank you, Nibble & Gnaw!
Aimee S, March 2021
Itried the starter box with both 1st and 2nd cut timothy hay, and my piggies just loved the 2nd cut so i’ll be ordering a box. I will never buy hay from a pet store again as it doesn’t match up with nibble and gnaw hay, the pet shop stuff is brown and similar to straw, nibble and gnaw is green lush and smells so fresh, so much better for my piggies health
Karen P, February 2021
Ourtwo house bunnies live a pellet free lifestyle as they have struggled to digest them. Therefore it was even more important to find a hay to fulfil the 80% of their daily diet intake!
They LOVE this stuff, especially the first cut. They get all giddy and hyper when I open the box, and they eat every single blade rather than digging through for their favourite pieces! There is no annoying dust or filler, each bite looks lush! And my goodness, the bunnies have the healthiest golden poops I've ever seen!! Worth every penny!!
Bob & Pop, 6th September 2019