Need a little something to perk up your pet’s hay appetite? To keep things interesting,oat hay is a great addition to your rotation. Serve by itself, or mix it with Timothy hay. Remember, our little animals naturally eat a wide variety of grasses, so they sure appreciate variety. "Oh, what's this new texture? Mmmmm, different taste too… nice work, hooman!"
Why Oat Hay?
Oat hay is yellowish in color, stemmy, and has some oat attached. The amount of oats and tops vary depending on the crop. It’s also high in fiber and protein, and the complete package for an animal who needs to gain a few ounces.
Oat Hay Versus Other Hay
You may be wondering howoat hay compares to other types of hay, and we’re here to help. We explain many of the different types of hay here, but to summarize, the most common types are Timothy hay (1st, 2nd, and 3rd cutting), alfalfa hay, orchard hay, andoat hay.
Different types of hay have different characteristics, so it’s important to understand the profiles of each to meet your pet’s needs. For example, alfalfa hay is great for young animals growing into adulthood, while 1st cutting Timothy hay is for those who may need to cut back on calories. There’s so much to learn, we know. And it can be overwhelming. But we’re always available to chat, so give us a shout.
What Makes Our Hay Different
Small Pet Select knows hay. Inside and out. We have close relationships with many hay farmers in Washington State, where our company originated, and with more than 30 years of connections, you’re getting the best of the best.
We personally choose the hay we like. We go to the fields, see the hay and smell the fresh crop. We hand pack each and every box that’s shipped to our customers. Our eyes are on everything… from the field to your door. We work hard to keep you as happy with us as your animal is with our products. Happy animals = happy owners. And we love that.