Western Timothy Hay

Looking for a good, basic grass hay with high quality nutrition, and a fresh fragrance that’s irresistible to small herbivores? Oxbow Western Timothy Hay is the ideal long-strand fiber source for keeping small animal digestive tracts functioning properly. Our most popular grass hay—with high fiber, low protein and low calcium content—is widely recommended by veterinarians. Oxbow Animal Health was the first pet food company to introduce timothy hay as a staple in the small animal diet. It is now an industry standard. Sizes: 15 oz, 40 oz, 90 oz, 9 lb, 25 lb, 50 lb.

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100% Timothy Hay. Preservative and additive free. Loose hay contains stems, leaves, and limited seed heads.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein min 7.00%
  • Crude Fat min 1.50%
  • Crude Fiber max 32.00%
  • Moisture max 15.00%

Feeding Directions

Growing Animals: Unlimited amounts
Mature Animals: Unlimited amounts

Western Timothy hay can be fed free-choice to rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, prairie dogs and other herbivores as an alternative to oat hay, brome and orchard grass. Free-choice means that the feed is available at all times. If they finish what you give them, you need to give them more! Hay should be used not only for nutritional purposes, but for mental stimulation and the promotion of natural foraging behavior.

Try feeding hay in new and inventive ways to increase consumption:

  • Rabbits like to eat hay in their litter box.
  • Fill a cardboard tube, basket or animal-safe toy with hay and place it in your pet’s favorite spot.
  • Put a layer of hay on the bottom of the cage and hide food/treats in the hay for foraging.
  • Put hay everywhere: the hutch, the corner, behind the couch, etc...
  • Tickle your pet with strands of hay - they may take a bite and realize how tasty it is.

How much do I feed daily?

It should be fed free choice daily. That means the hay is available at all times. 75% of a small herbivore’s diet should be hay.

Western Timothy grass hay with high-fiber, low-protein and low-calcium content, helps keep the gastrointestinal tract of rabbits and small herbivores functioning properly.

Western Timothy hay will help prevent obesity, maintain a healthy urinary system and improve overall health. A high-fiber diet will also lower the incidence of soft stools, intestinal gas and bloating. Timothy hay is the most widely recommended hay by veterinarians for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other herbivores. Its fresh fragrance encourages consumption.

Hay is absolutely vital to the health of small herbivores. It provides not only nutrition, but environmental enrichment that mimics the animal's natural habitat. Western Timothy provides a long-strand fiber source that is needed to improve the digestive and intestinal function by stimulating the digestive system.

Feeding animals free-choice hay promotes a natural chewing behavior and helps prevent molar spurs and other teeth problems so common in these small herbivores.

“I wish you could have seen him when I opened the box of your timothy hay. He was the happiest little hare. He jumped right into the box and went to town.”
Robin from New Jersey

“I have had multiple clients insist that their pets will not eat timothy hay…until we send a sample of hay home with them. Fresh good quality hay makes all the difference.”
Dr. Elizabeth Davis
Niles Animal Hospital - Niles, IL

“My guinea pigs will eat nothing else. I recommend Oxbow Products to all my clients.”
Matthew Murphy, DVM
Preston Road Animal Hospital - Dallas, TX

“I always recommend your timothy hay for adult rabbits. The quality is unbeatable.”
Valene Price, VMD
Allied Animal Hospital – Richmond, VA

4.75 out of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
  1. Maggie KJuly 9, 2013
    Rating 5 out of 5
    This is the only, and I mean only hay my 4 guinea pigs will eat. Anything else and they will snub it and refuse to eat until they have oxbow hay. It is nice and green and leafy.
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  2. JenniferJuly 17, 2013
    Rating 5 out of 5
    Only rabbit hay my bunny will eat! We have tryed giving her kaytee because at my store its cheeper but she won't eat it so its worth the extra doller it also looks and smells a lot fresher!
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  3. SarahJuly 22, 2013
    Pigs LOVE this!
    Rating 5 out of 5
    My pigs love this hay! It's always so green and soft! No sticks or branches! (I've had that with other brands)
    17 out of 18 people found this helpful.
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  4. LisaAugust 17, 2013
    Unbelievably good
    Rating 5 out of 5
    My guinea pigs actually sulk if I give them any other type of hay and they squeak until they get oxbow! It's the best! I love it for making my pigs so happy! I had terrible trouble with a previous guinea pigs teeth due to using the wrong hay and since using oxbow I am confident this will no longer be an issue. Expensive but it is worth it - all 4 of mine just can't get enough. Highly recommended!!
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  5. HannahAugust 28, 2013
    BEST hay there is
    Rating 5 out of 5
    I have 2 rabbits and they both will munch on Oxbow timothy hay WAY more than any other hay I've bought.
    It's always fresh and has just the right texture and odor.
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  6. DominiqueJuly 22, 2014
    A bunny's motivation
    Rating 5 out of 5
    I have a bunny who does not seem motivated to do anything. Once he smells the hay box (filled with Oxbow Timothy Hay) he is as if someone changed is mindset.
    6 out of 7 people found this helpful.
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  7. Jennifer FinkSeptember 3, 2014
    Rating 3 out of 5
    Generally we really like the hay we get. However, the last bag we got must have come from the last bit of the hopper or something. It is extremely dusty and mostly small, broken pieces. Our guinea pigs have been making a big mess with it. Usually it's in better shape.
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  8. CarlySeptember 4, 2014
    Rating 5 out of 5
    My guinea pig, Mabel, absolutely LOVES this hay!! I feel so good knowing that it is the best hay out there for her, and is very good for her to eat as well. It is not contain any dust at all and the smell is so sweet! This hay is the best
    6 out of 8 people found this helpful.
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