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Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 9/27/2012 2:09 AM (11 Replies)
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User is Offline bigmak5
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9/24/2012 9:29 AM

what is the difference between all the types of hay (i am not talking about alfalfa).Is timothy really the best hay or are their others that bunnies enjoy? right now i feed my rabbit store bought timothy, i want to buy him a big box of 2nd cut timothy (he is a semi-picky hay eater). but if their is another hay just as good or almost just as good but bunnies love i would try to buy that one instead. does anyone  know?


User is Offline Elizabeth Paige
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9/24/2012 9:32 AM
ive tried everything and my babbity seems to only love timothy hay! I think that trial and error might be the best option for you but if money is tight just stick with the timothy hay bunnies love to nom on it!!
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User is Offline tanlover14
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9/24/2012 11:38 AM
My buns go NUTS over Oat Hay. You should try that one! They preferred the Orchard Grass to Timothy but go NUTS over Oat Hay anyday.
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User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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9/24/2012 2:25 PM
To add to this, I've wanted to try different types of hay, but Ry keeps saying that timothy is the only one that is good for rabbits and the only one they should eat. Is this true? Or can Foo eat other types of hay, especially since I think the timothy is doing nothing to help my allergies?

User is Offline TH004
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9/24/2012 2:32 PM
Timothy kills my allergies. Plus, my buns won't touch it. He will only eat Orchard Grass or Botanical Hay. You can compare fiber contents in each hay. Timothy is slightly better than Orchard and Botanical, but those are really good too. A good hay is one that your buns will eat a ton of.

User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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9/24/2012 3:56 PM
Thanks. I'm deff going to look at the selection of Oxbow at Pet Smart to try different types out.

User is Offline bigmak5
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9/24/2012 4:12 PM
i found this on ebay do you think it would be good? its a mix between first cut timothy and orchardgrass

whoops forgot the link

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-lbs-Premium-Hay-First-Cutting-Timothy-Orchardgrass-/150866924354?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23205e9342 


User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/25/2012 1:24 AM
I think that looks pretty good.
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User is Offline LoveChaCha
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9/25/2012 9:18 AM
2nd cut Timothy is a FAVORITE here. It is soft, and my Diva tends to be picky about her hay.

I feed a combination of timothy and orchard grass, so she gets variety.
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User is Offline mistyowl
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9/26/2012 7:28 AM
My mini rex only wants to eat orchard grass(2nd cut), and some times she munches on a little timothy and some oat hay. and my other bunny eats pretty much everything. I guess, it depends on what the rabbit likes.

User is Offline bigmak5
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9/26/2012 5:25 PM
I found a horse stable nearby that sells bales of grass mix hay is that good?

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/27/2012 2:09 AM
If it's a mix of Timothy and Orchard, then yes, it's fine. Most horse quality hay is fine for rabbits.
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