Rabbit Hay, Orchard Grass and more
For many small pets, soft grass hay is not only a delicious treat, but it's vital to helping keep their digestive systems functioning properly. And whether your pet likes hay in the form of sticks, hay cubes or treats, or prefer it served loose, we make it easy to find the right option for your small pet. Rabbits and guinea pigs love Timothy, oat grass and orchard grass hay. You’ll also find sweet-smelling blends with dried herbs like chamomile and lavender. 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. Hamsters, while they can eat hay, are more likely to use it for bedding, so be sure it will be comfortable material for their nests. Timothy is a meadow grass that is both nutritious and flavorful, and it is highly recommended by veterinarians. It is lower in protein and calcium than alfalfa hay, so it makes a better staple for adult rabbits, chinchillas and guinea pigs. Orchardgrass 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. Alfalfa hay is nutritious and high in calcium, so should be limited to young and growing animals and as an occasional treat for adult rabbits and guinea pigs. You can mix different grass hays together to enrich your pet's diet. Replace old hay when it is soiled, and be sure there is always a handful of hay in their enclosure at all times. Store in a cool, dry location, and keep all hays out of direct sunlight to preserve nutrition and taste. You’ll 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!