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Oxbow Alfalfa Hay Small Animal Food

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Feed your growing small pet hay that is high in fiber, protein and calcium with Oxbow Alfalfa Hay Small Animal Food. Small pets including guinea pigs, rabbits and chinchillas, need hay to help aid in digestion and keep their teeth trim. Oxbow Alfalfa Hay Small Animal Food, a high-fiber legume hay, contains more crude protein, digestible energy and calcium levels than in grass hay, making it ideal for pets 6 months and younger and nursing females. Its succulent taste stimulates appetites and helps ill pets gain weight. Oxbow Alfalfa Hay Small Animal Food makes an excellent treat for healthy adults, but because of its high fiber content, should be given in small pinches only.

Key Benefits
  • Alfalfa Hay is a high-fiber legume forage hay that is sometimes called the "Queen of Forages". Alfalfa Hay is legume hay and the protein, calcium and energy content are higher than in grass hay.
  • Oxbow's Alfalfa Hay is an outstanding feed for young animals. It contains more crude protein, digestible energy, and calcium levels than any other forage.
  • Alfalfa provides the essential calcium necessary for growing bones.
  • Alfalfa is also a source of important minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc and selenium.
  • Due to its succulent taste, Oxbow's Alfalfa Hay can be used as an appetite stimulant when an animal is ill or for post-surgical pets.

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  • Item Number
    95968
  • Food Form
    Hay
  • Small Pet Type
    Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Chinchilla, Degu
  • Special Diet
    High Fiber, High-Protein
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

100% Alfalfa Hay. Preservative and Additive Free. Loose Hay Contains Stems, Leaves, and Limited Seed Heads.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein16.0% min
Crude Fat1.5% min
Crude Fiber32.0% max
Moisture15.0% max
Feeding Instructions

Growing Animals (under 6 months): Unlimited amounts, plus free choice grass hay. Mature Animals: Occasional small amounts. Nursing Females: Unlimited amounts in addition to free choice grass hay.

Alfalfa Hay should only be offered carefully to mature rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and prairie dogs due to the higher protein and calcium content. Many vets believe that animals prone to kidney stones, bladder stones or calcium crystals in their urine should always avoid alfalfa.

Alfalfa Hay can be used to help animals gain weight and will give a nice shine to their fur. Elderly animals should be fed foods they enjoy, such as alfalfa, when considering quality of life. Alfalfa Hay can be used in small amounts as an appetite stimulant for thin or convalescing animals. Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas under 6 months of age can be given Alfalfa Hay daily. After 6 months of age an animal should begin a gradual transition to 100% grass hay such as Oat Hay, Western Timothy, Orchard Grass or Bunny Brome.

How much do I feed daily? Alfalfa Hay can be fed daily to growing animals as 25% of their total dietary intake. Adult animals should be limited to a SMALL pinch as a treat.

Transition Instructions

After 6 months of age an animal should begin a gradual transition to 100% grass hay such as Oat Hay, Western Timothy, Orchard Grass or Bunny Brome.

Fresh From the Farm

For Oxbow, quality products begin in the field. Oxbow has spent years cultivating relationships and educating its growers about the proper way to nurture and harvest hay specifically for small pets. Then, using an exclusive process, Oxbow hay is inspected, graded, cleaned and sorted to ensure only the best hay is packaged under the Oxbow name.

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  • VETERINARIAN APPROVED Recommended by vets worldwide
  • LESS DUSTY Extraction reduces fine dust particles
  • HAND-SORTED Sorted by hand with care
  • EXPERT GROWN IN THE USA Grown especially for small pets on Oxbow's family of farms

About Oxbow

Family-owned and operated, Oxbow is passionately committed to helping small animals lead longer, healthier lives. Grown by experts on Oxbow's family of farms, their formulas and life-staged diets have defined the way small animals are fed today. From plant to pet, Oxbow products meet the highest standards time and time again.

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