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Oxbow Oat Hay Small Animal Food

By Oxbow
Rated 4.006 out of 5 stars

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  • Oat Hay is companion forage that is similar in nutritional analysis to the western timothy. Your animals will love the immature oat grain that is contained in the seed head and will benefit greatly from the fiber in the leaf and stem.
  • Oat Hay is a good source of fiber and also gives variety to your animal's diet. This product also makes a good bedding alternative to wheat straw.
  • The stage of maturity at harvest determines the development of the seed head. If the hay is harvested immaturely, at the early bloom stage, the actual oat kernel is not mature. The seed heads consist primarily of oat husks, which are rich in fiber.
  • 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.
  • Provides a long-strand fiber source that is needed to improve the digestive and intestinal functions by stimulating the digestive system. When animals are fed free-choice hay, it promotes their natural chewing behavior, which helps prevent molar spurs and other dental problems that are so common in these small herbivores.

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About Oxbow Brand

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.

Going the Extra Acre

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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Questions & Answers

7 Customer Questions

Would Oxbow's Oat Hay be okay for my ratties? Besides the "poking their eyes out" myth, would this be okay for them to eat? Is it dusty? Thanks!
Answer by ChewyFeb 20, 2018
This product is recommended for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, and Degus.

why doesn't this product come in a larger size
Answer by ChewyJul 13, 2018
At this time, the manufacturer only offers the 15 ounce bag.

What is the best hay for 2 month old Guinea pigs?
Answer by ChewyJun 18, 2019
Unlimited timothy hay is recommended for guinea pigs. For young guinea pigs under the age of 4 months and pregnant or lactating mothers, alfalfa hay is also recommended.

Can adult and growing guinea pigs eat this free choice?
Answer by ChewyJun 14, 2018
This hay can be fed to all life stages of small animals. For growing and mature animals, feed unlimited amounts.

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Rated 4.006 out of 5 stars
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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Hazel on Nov 19, 2022

Not Her Favorite

Our bunny just does not seem to like oat hay. She always comes eagerly to the gate of her pen when we come to see her as if to say, "What did you bring me?" I gave her some oat hay. She sniffed it, and turned back to me: "What else have you got?" She will eat it sometimes when there is nothing else available, but it's definitely not her favorite.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Karen on Nov 28, 2022

Oxbow Products

My bunbun loves Oxbow hay, pellets, treats and toys! Recently purchased more Oxbow Oat Hay and he just scarfs it down! Bunny yummies!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Dodgegirl29 on Oct 17, 2022

My rabbits love this but..

This is my go to for my rabbits. They love this stuff compared to other hay. But this order I found things that should not be in the bag. Not impressed.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By angi on Sep 10, 2022

Some of My Piggies Love It

For my piggies who love it, 5 star, but some will abandon all their hay if this is added. I have to give it all to another pair & start a fresh bowl of their normal hay to get them to eat it. So for them, 1 star. The 3 star rating seems a fair compromise since it is a good product, just a preference thing I guess.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 6bunnies on Nov 9, 2022

Good additive

My bunnies are more used to timothy hay, but they seemed to enjoy a bit of oat hay mixed in

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Haaps on Nov 12, 2022

Bunny love

I offer this in addition to unlimited Timothy hay and my girl loves it.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By ezumii on Jun 1, 2022

Bad batch

I ordered this from my buddy in a bundle but like 80% of the bag has yellow hay, It really sucks because I bought it for my Bunny to taste new options and And almost 2/3 of the bag is unusable, I can't even use it in her litter Box Since my Bunny doesn't like it and she'll rather pee outside her litter Box then go inside it if it has that hay

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Riley on Apr 2, 2022

Not Good Hay

I got this hay to see if my guinea pigs would like it, and when I opened the bag I immediately noticed the muted color. This hay was not very green at all, and the strands are very thick and coarse. When I went to pull a handful out of the bag I had to cut the pieces off with scissors because they were so ridiculously long! I’ve put maybe 2 handfuls in, and they each sat untouched for days before I threw it out, so I guess my girls weren’t all that impressed either. I definitely will not be buying this product again. I’m not sure if this type of hay is supposed to be like this because I love Oxbow and have been impressed with their other products!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BuffaloAngel53 on Sep 20, 2022

Lagomorph Favorite

This is an awesome product. My cavies and rabbits love it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By jkgpet on Jul 4, 2022

Too straw like

My guinea pig hated it. I threw most of it away. She likes more grass like hay. She wont eat it if it is too hard.