Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas, Degus, Hamsters, Gerbils, Pet Mice and Rats do not belong to the same species and therefore each of them has a specific diet, but united by Hay.
Hay is, in particular, the main source of food for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and degu, so-called restrict herbivores, and must always be provided to them, in unlimited quantities.
The importance of hay in good intestinal function lies in the length of the fibers, which stimulate muscle contraction, help motility and prevent gastrointestinal problems such as stasis (intestinal obstruction).
Another feature of hay is the ability, thanks to the abrasive action, to keep the teeth at the correct length.
Among the single-component hays most suitable for feeding rabbits and small rodents, we cannot fail to mention the Timothy (Timothy), the Mazzolina Grass (Orchard Grass), the Alfalfa Grass (Alfalfa) and, in the growth phase , gestation or breastfeeding, Oats (Oat), which should not be abused in adulthood, to avoid the onset of stones due to the calcium present in it. The Polifita Hay consists of various types of hays and field herbs.
Each pet may like more or less a particular hay or grass. And a mix of several hays, make the feeding of Rabbits and Rodents varied.