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Oxbow Alfalfa Hay 425g
OX959565

RRP: £5.99
£5.19
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Oxbow Alfalfa Hay 425g

Alfalfa Hay is a high-fibre legume forage hay that is sometimes called the “Queen of Forages”. It differs from grass hays such as timothy, orchard grass and brome in the leaf, stem, and root structure. Alfalfa Hay is legume hay and the protein, calcium and energy content are higher than in grass hay. Because we take special care and bale at night, you will find that Oxbow’s Alfalfa Hay has a soft stem with the leaves attached.

A high protein, energy and calcium legume hay. Perfect 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 there could be young or lactating, ill or post-surgical.

Alfalfa Hay, mixed with any other Oxbow grass hay, creates a rich, flavoursome and nutritious treat.

Nutrition

Ingredients

100% Alfalfa Hay. Preservative and additive free.

Loose hay contains stems, leaves, and limited seed heads.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min) 16.00%

Crude Fat (min) 1.50%

Crude Fibre (max) 32.00%

Moisture max 15.00%

Feeding Directions

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.

Alfalfa Hay should only be offered carefully to mature rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and prairie dogs due to 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 will give a nice shine to their fur.

Elderly animals should be fed foods they enjoy, such as alfalfa, when considering quality of life.

Alfalfa Hay can be used in small amounts as an appetite stimulant for thin or convalescing animals.

Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas under six months of age can be given Alfalfa Hay daily.

After six months of age an animal 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. Adult animals should be limited to a SMALL pinch as a treat.

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