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Pellet-Free Diets for Small Herbivores: Good, Bad, or Unknown?

Pellet-Free Diets for Small Herbivores: Good, Bad, or Unknown?

There has been an ongoing debate over the years regarding pellet-free diets for small exotic mammals. Those endorsing pellet-free diets have had different claims to support their opinion, including the argument that animals can consume a nutritionally complete diet by just eating hay and fresh produce (along with the possible addition of homemade items) or that pelleted diets actually don’t contain balanced nutrients. To some, a diet containing a large rotation of greens and veggies may appear fresher, more colorful, and, therefore, better for your little one compared to a balanced uniform diet including an appropriate amount of fortified pellets. But what you can’t see (and what your pet can’t communicate to you), is that the absence of a high-quality pellet leaves nutritional gaps in your pet’s diet. ... Read More.

DIY Snack Wreath

Are you looking for a fun and delicious DIY project you can create for your guinea pig or other small pet? With some Oxbow hay, natural string, and the yummy greens of your choice, you can create this fun and enriching Hay Snack Wreath!... Read More.

Introducing Our New, More Sustainable 90 Ounce Hay Packaging

Introducing Our New, More Sustainable 90 Ounce Hay Packaging

In the coming weeks, you will begin to see a familiar, but updated presence on the shelf at your favorite pet store. We are excited to share that our 90 oz Western Timothy hay packaging has received an exciting facelift. In addition to an updated look, the new 90 oz packaging offers some meaningful features that are worth highlighting: ... Read More.