Everytime I pick up the last strands of hay from the package, I realized how much loose hay and powder I have. As of late, I found that there are people repacking all these loose hay to be sold. Very enterprising. Unfortunately, loose hay does not serve much purpose for our rabbits.
Rabbits should be given strands of hay that will upkeep the motility of their guts.
So the next time you see chopped hay being sold, bear in mind that it is like someone selling their shredded paper which serve no real purpose. Stop wasting your money and time on those useless chopped hay. The only good thing I see in them is that you can fit them in the bowl.
Let’s come back to the real and actual reason we feed hay to our rabbits. It is all about stomach motility. Cellulose and fiber that helps a lot in the rabbits’ stomachs.
Have you ever seen the rabbit’s anatomy? They have very long intestines that needs long strands of grasses to help “flush” those “blockages” and poops out. Chopped hay is no different from just feeding pellets which are made of hay too.
Just get fresh hay in strands will ya?
4 responses to “Chopped Hay Is Junk!”
It gave me a laugh when 1st saw it in the pet shop…i remember seeing it labeled “less messy hay” hahahha
Yuck my bunnies would look at me with hate if I try and give them the left over junk. LOL.
good tip! I’ve always thought both were the same..
I never found the one the type of hay that u just mentioned..I’m giving Bugsy O***W but lately, it is full of the flower (strands of grass’s flowers) which he can’t eat and dust dust which he didn’t enjoy it at all. He will look at me and thump the bowl..and look at me back until I can give him the looong and nice hay…hmm..still looking for a good brand 😦