(as of Jan 19,2022 04:31:02 UTC – Details)
What is Alfalfa Hay? While it’s commonly referred to as Alfalfa Hay, it’s actually a legume (beanstalk). Full of protein and nutrients, it’s perfect for growing rabbits between the ages of 3 weeks and 7 months. Since Alfalfa Hay is a legume, beanstalk, it has a thicker stem and many leaves that are more elliptical in shape compared to the long leaves found on grass hays. The leaves run all along the thick and pliable stock. Alfalfa Hay is higher in both protein and calcium and lower in fiber than grass hays, which allows it to be a mainstay of your young rabbit, guinea pig, or chinchilla’s diet. It’ll help them grow and put on weight while maintaining a healthy digestive system. Yet, because of how high it is in protein and calcium there is an age at which you’ll need to transition them off of Alfalfa Hay and onto a grass hay (such as Timothy or Orchard). While they will no longer get to have an unlimited amount of Alfalfa Hay, it does make a great treat for adult rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. Importance of Transitioning From Alfalfa Hay Alfalfa Hay is perfect for rabbits younger than 7 months, guinea pigs younger than 6 months, and chinchillas younger than a year. It’s crucial that you transition your small pet to a grass hay as soon as they are old enough, otherwise they’ll end up facing major health issues such as obesity, digestion and urinary tract issues, along with an increased risk of bladder stones. In order to keep a healthy diet, veterinarians recommend that adult rabbits, 7 months and older, and adult guinea pigs, 6 months and older, transition to a diet consisting of 80% grass hay. Adult chinchillas, older than a year, should have a diet consisting of 75% grass hay. Again, while Alfalfa Hay can no longer be a mainstay of their adult diet, it does make a fantastic treat for them.
Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5 x 13.2 inches; 14.85 Ounces
Manufacturer recommended age : 1 month – 9 years
Date First Available : April 26, 2021
Manufacturer : Rabbit Hole Hay
ASIN : B093J3XT12
Country of Origin : USA
PERFECT FOR YOUNG PETS – promotes growth in young rabbits, guinea pigs & chinchillas
THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FIBER – Promotes digestive & dental health
HIGH PROTEIN – Promotes the growth of young rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas
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