Why Your Rabbit Needs Hay

Rabbit Hay

Rabbits, as herbivores, must have diets high in fiber to keep their digestive systems healthy and working properly. Hay provides good digestive health as well as physical and mental stimulation. The two main types of hay are grass hay and legume hay. Grass hay is the better of the two because of its high nutrient content.

Grass hays include Timothy, Meadow and Bermuda Grass. Some legume hays are alfalfa, clover, beans, peas and peanuts. While legume hays are very tasty to your rabbit, they are high in calories and can cause obesity if they are the mainstay of the diet.

Rabbits enjoy chewing and will chew most of their waking hours. Hay provides dental health as well. A rabbit’s teeth are always growing and the constant chewing of hay helps to grind them down and avoid dental problems.

Your rabbit should have fresh hay daily along with fresh drinking water.

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