|Top Ingredients||100% Orchard Grass Preservative and Additive Free. Loose Hay Contains Stems, Leaves, and Limited Seed Heads....||100% Organic Meadow Hay.||Sun Cured Orchard Grass Hay.||Natural Sun-Cured Timothy Hay.||Sun-Dried Orchard Grass|
|Small Pet Type||Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Chinchilla, Degu||Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Chinchilla, Degu||Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Chinchilla, Degu||Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Chinchilla, Degu||Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Chinchilla, Degu|
|Health Feature||Dental & Breath Care, Digestive Health||Dental & Breath Care, Digestive Health||—||Dental & Breath Care, Digestive Health||Dental & Breath Care, Digestive Health|
|Special Diet||Low-Protein, High Fiber||Organic, High Fiber||High Fiber||High Fiber||High Fiber|
|Hay Type||Orchard Grass||Meadow||Orchard Grass||Timothy||Orchard Grass|
It lasts us for months and our Guinea pigs love the long pieces. There are some small chopped pieces as you get deep in the box but the value for amount is great. The quality is fresh and they seem to enjoy it all the way through. Highly recommend.
We have bought Oxbow Orchard Grass Hay for over 5 years and had very little complaints. On occasion there may be small pieces that we threw in the trash. Our rabbit will not eat the small strands which goes to waste. In the last several months the quality has become so poor that we are throwing away more than we are feeding. The last box (9 lbs) was filled with extra short pieces and dust which made a huge mess and it also ended up in the trash. I will not support this product anymore.
The smell was bad even before we opened the bag. We ended up having to toss the whole lot when I started to develop a cough, which turned into acute bronchitis. My partner also started sneezing and coughing, and one of my bunnies started sneezing as well. This was a really bad purchase, and the effects lingered for more than a week. We're not planning on ordering hay online anymore because of this experience.
I realize that each batch of Orchard Grass is different, however this batch had too much brown in it and I don't care for the feel of it. "Puffy" loves it so I give him a small amount in with his Timothy hay.
I found that buying in bulk is always a risk. Whenever I buy the box of 9lbs, there's a higher chance it could be small, leftover dusty pieces. It's happened so often that at this point I've decided to just buy the 90oz bag. The hay is always random as you never know what cut you will get. That's never been a problem. It's only a problem when you get extremely dusty hay that could cause respiratory issues in your pet. My bunnies main hay is Oxbow but, never the boxes again which is unfortunate. I would give 2.5 stars because it's not always bad but, I would say 30% chance of the dusty issue.
I have been buying Oxbow Orchard Hay now for 10 years for our rabbit because he preferred Orchard than Timothy. He likes the crunchiness and taste of it. But, this past couple orders I’ve noticed the hay quality has dramatically changed. It doesn’t look like orchard it looks and feels more like Timothy hay, it’s short brown, crumbles and dusty. My rabbit doesn’t eat it as much as he eats his hay before. I thought may be Oxbox accidentally put Timothy hay in to orchard box, so I ordered a couple more boxes of the 9lbs. hoping I get a different batch, but I got the same poor quality, dusty, crumbs, I don’t think this is orchard hay!
I used this as nesting material for my hens. It smells amazing and they absolutely love it. It's great that it's also a healthy snack for them! My coops smells absolutely amazing.
Exact and on time always. Very helpful by phone for last minute changes. Easy to reach them with a live person.
All four of my rabbits go through the orchard grass like nobody's business - fan favorite for sure!
I have fostered/adopted over 100 guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas over the last 10 years. My go to was always Oxbow. A favorite is the Orchard Grass, because it is “supposed” to be soft and sweet. This latest bag is nothing but straw and dust. My chinchilla won’t touch it. Very disappointed. I will be looking for a better brand of orchard grass.