High Fibre, High Protein Lucerne Hay
Our Lucerne hay is grown locally in the Riverina region of NSW Australia and hand selected each season for its quality, fibre content and aroma. The hay is then baled into mini bales to make feeding easy and convenient and help reduce mess.
➢ Optimum Nutrition – High-fibre hay for optimum small animal nutrition.
➢ Dental and Digestion – Roughage that supports dental and digestive health.
➢ Australian Made – Made with fresh, hand-selected local Australian produce.
Why Do We Recommend Origins Lucerne Hay?
The digestive systems of rabbits and guinea pigs have adapted to a herbivorous diet high in fibre.
High-quality indigestible fibre assists the movement of food through the digestive system. Lack of fibre can cause the slowing of the digestive tract, leading to GI stasis. Additionally, both guinea pigs and rabbits have continuously growing teeth. The process of eating hay helps to grind down their teeth preventing overgrowth and disease.
Hay is the most important component of your rabbit or guinea pig’s diet! It is important to understand the different types of hay to ensure you are providing your small animal with the correct hay for their individual nutritional requirements.
Lucerne (aka Alfalfa) legume hay is high in calcium and protein. The high calcium and protein content of Lucerne hay is excellent to support the development of young rabbits and guinea pigs and to support the increased nutritional demands for pregnant and lactating animals. As young rabbits and guinea pigs reach adulthood it is recommended to switch them to Fescue hay.
Break off a portion of Origins Lucerne Hay from the bale and provide to your pet daily.
Your small animal should always have hay available to ensure optimum dental health and digestive wellbeing.
A Guide To Diet Composition:
75% Origins Lucerne Hay
20% Origins Pellets*
5% Treats & Vegetables
Unlimited fresh water
*Mature small animals should be fed origins pellets in portions as per the directions on the package, whereas young, pregnant nursing animals, or those requiring a higher specification diet should be given unlimited access to origins pellets.
Please note that the above feeding recommendations should be used as a guide only. Be sure to check with your veterinarian or contact Vetafarm for more specific information if required, particularly if your pet has special dietary needs.
For mature small animals, or those requiring a lower specification diet for health reasons, Vetafarm recommends Origins Mini Bales Fescue Hay.
Species: Rabbits, guinea pigs and other small herbivores.
Ingredients: 100% Fresh Australian Lucerne Hay
Storage: Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight and below 30°C. Consume within 30 days of opening for optimum freshness.
Expiry: 5 years (unopened)