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Oxbow Orchard Grass Hay Small Animal Food

By Oxbow
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About This Item


  • Orchard Grass is a green, fruity-smelling grass hay which many small animals enjoy. To the untrained eye, it looks identical to timothy grass, but the seed heads have a different shape.
  • Orchard Grass is a perennial cool season grass with flat leaf blades. The leaves vary in color from green to bluish-green depending on the maturity of the plant.
  • Orchard Grass is recommended by veterinarians for small herbivores due to the nutritional content. Orchard Grass can be mixed with other grass hays when feeding your pet. This is encouraged because animals seem to like the variety. Mixing your grasses will encourage them to eat more hay, which is beneficial to the health of the animal.
  • Hay is absolutely vital to the health of small herbivores. Orchard Grass also 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.

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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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Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions

When is the 25 IBS bag available, tried to buy it by the time I got my card and came back it was sold out.
Answer by AllyJan 03, 2023
In stock now

How long will this last for two guinea pigs?
Answer by ChewyDec 27, 2017
Free - choice means that the feed is available at all times. If they finish what is given, you need to give them more! Hay should not only be used for nutritional purposes, but also for mental stimulation and the promotion of natural foraging behavior. Therefore, there isn't an exact time frame as to how long this will last your furry friends.

Is there vitamin C in this for my Guinea pig
Answer by ChewyJul 14, 2018
Their is no added Vitamin C in this food. The ingredients are 100% Orchard Grass Preservative and Additive Free. Loose Hay Contains Stems, Leaves, and Limited Seed Heads. You can use the Oxbow Natural Science Vitamin C Small Animal Supplements to add Vitamin C to your guinea pig's diet.

does it taste like real grass,,is there such a thing?
Answer by ChewyOct 24, 2020
This product is made of 100% Orchard Grass and will taste like it.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Stevnated on Feb 28, 2023

Short pieces and Dust

I expected better from Oxbow. I think the quality is good, but it's so fragmented that it's practically dust. More suitable for making pellets. It makes a HUGE mess because the shreds just end up on the floor of the cage and are too small to be eaten. It isn't always like this. I used to buy the timothy, until it started coming the same way -- that's why I tried the orchard. The last bag of orchard I bought was still bad, but not this bad. I don't know where else to turn, because Oxbow has always been the best. :/

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chelsi on Mar 22, 2023

Piggies Love It

My 3 lady piggies are super picky and this is the only hay that they will eat every single piece of. I'm glad I can order it in the 9lb size, as they go through it quite fast.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By 4rabbits on Jan 7, 2023

Always a gamble

Oxbow makes fantastic products, but this one is iffy. When the hay is good, it is great; but you get horrible, brown, dusty hay half the time. I thought maybe quality control was difficult with their bigger shipments and decided to try smaller bags. Same Russian Roullette. One thumb down.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Wheeeek on Nov 7, 2022

Hit or miss

I love oxbow generally but I recently purchased 2 50 pound boxes and the first one I opened isn’t what it usually is like. I have 7 Guinea pigs and they love to hide in the hay. This box is so shredded that it’s impossible for them to burrow into. It just falls flat onto the floor of their enclosure. I’m doubting whether or not they even eat it. I have supplement with som Timothy hay that is better quality. Hopefully the second box is like this as well. So you could be getting amazing hay or hay that’s barely useful.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Julie on Dec 29, 2022

Not same quality

Usually this hay is fantastic and my piggy loves it!!! Lately it is not the same quality, I dont know what is going on but the hay is hard and has weird sticks in it. My poor piggy won't even eat it! Very disappointed

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CRPSdeb on Jan 2, 2023

He loves it!

My piggy, Charger loves this! I never fed Orchard grass before, just Timothy hay but I think he likes this better than the Timothy hay. I mix it up & he'll eat both though.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Turtlegirl on Sep 20, 2022

Old and musty

I ordered the 25 pound box and the Timothy hay box. Both boxes were old and gross. I spent so much money on this hay and now I have to compost it. My piggies refuse to eat it and this box is so musty it seems unsafe. The box comes with a quality guarantee and a disclaimer saying that oxbow cannot guarantee the quality of this size package of hay. Seems like the two boxes of hay I got should have been at least the different types I ordered instead of the identical hay labeled differently. I have ordered this box before and it was so nice. This box was a disappointment.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TurtleLover on Jan 28, 2023

Orchard Grass 50lbs.

My 2 African Sulcata Tortoises' love this grass and so do I. It is always fresh and soft!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AshleyO on Aug 23, 2022

Great for picky piggies

My piggies are super spoiled and while they should be exclusively eating Timothy hay, if the hay is even a bit too tough or dry, they’ll refuse it for days on end, forcing me to frantically buy something new. This Orchard hay is soft and sweet and while I hope they won’t get too fond of it (I notice them getting a tad pudgier on it) it’s been a lifesaver when we get a “bad” batch of Timothy.

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

All My Guinea Pigs Love It

This is my base hay for my piggies, I've used it for 2 or 3 years now. They have a treat hay I put on top (some like alfalfa, some like botanical & others like oat), but this is always the bulk of my hay. I don't use the straw like stuff cause this is much less likely to cause hay pokes.