- A high protein, energy and calcium legume hay. Perfect importantly for young, lactating, ill or post-surgical animals.
- Has the same long-strand fibre found in grass hays, and with more protein, energy and calcium.
- Perfect for animals requiring concentrated nutrition because they are young or lactating, ill or post-surgical.
- Alfalfa Hay, mixed with any other Oxbow grass hay, creates a rich, flavoursome and nutritious treat.
100% Alfalfa Hay. Preservative and additive free.
Loose hay contains stems, leaves, and limited seed heads.
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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.
Other Points to Note
Alfalfa Hay should only be offered carefully to mature rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and prairie dogs because of 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 besides that it will give a nice shine to their fur.
Elderly animals should be fed foods they enjoy, such as alfalfa, importantly when considering quality of life.
If you have thin or convalescing animals Alfalfa Hay can be used in small amounts as an appetite stimulant for .
If your Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas are under six months of age can be given Alfalfa Hay daily.
After six months of age you should begin a gradual transition to 100% grass hay such as Oat Hay, Western Timothy or Orchard Grass.
How much do I feed daily?
Alfalfa Hay can be fed daily to growing animals as 25% of their total dietary intake, however adult animals should be limited to a SMALL pinch as a treat.
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