In 2019, BBB hay sales raised over$54,000 for the Rabbit Advocates Medical Fund, which helps pay for spays, neuters, and other veterinary expenses for pet and foster rabbits in need. Thank you to all the volunteers and customers who continue to make this project a huge success for the bunnies!
Hay: The Most Important Component of a Rabbit's Diet
Sample photos from Wikipedia show hays when they are growing. Samples from San Diego House rabbit Society show cut hays. After cutting, hays may vary in color from green to light yellow. Timothy and oat hays have distinctive seed heads. Orchard typically has no seed heads. Alfalfa is a legume. (click photos for more details)
About Bunny's Best Bites
A bag of delicious Bunny's Best Bites hay.
Hay is the most important component of a rabbit’s diet. Bunny's Best Bites (BBB) is high-quality, locally-grown hays that pet bunnies love to eat. Rabbit Advocate volunteers select the hay and hand pack each bag.
BBB takes the guesswork out of selecting healthy hay, providing local house rabbits and their caretakers with convenient, affordable, high-quality, hand-selected, locally-grown hays.
Bunny's Best Bites "BBB 3-Way" layered hays - 10 lbs. for $15 (click HERE to order)
BBB 3-Way Hay is packed in layers for customers to blend or hand select from the bag as desired.
RABBIT-SAVVY VET APPROVED!
Each 10-lb bag of BBB 3-Way includes:
4 pounds of Timothy Hay (40%)
4 pounds of Oat Hay (40%)
2 pounds of Orchard Grass (20%)
Individual Special Order Hays - 10 lbs. for $15 (click HERE to order)
WHAT: Individual 10 lb. bags of Timothy, or Oat, or Orchard, or Alfalfa* hay
LIMIT: 2 bags, per customer, per hay packing
DEADLINE: No later than THURSDAY AFTERNOON before the SATURDAY of hay packing (no exceptions please).
More about Hay in the Rabbit’s Diet & Proper Hay Storage
Hay is an important part of your rabbit's diet, with timothy hay generally recommended as the best hay for most adult rabbits. The high fiber content of hay promotes a healthy bowel, while the chewing action hay requires helps keep your rabbit's teeth from growing too long.
* Alfalfa generally is too high in protein and calcium for adult rabbits, and can lead to obesity and bowel upset. Alfalfa hay and pellets are for baby (or geriatric) rabbits only. Our rabbit-savvy veterinarians recommend that people start transitioning their bunnies to timothy hay and pellets by about 4 months of age and try to be on only timothy hay and pellets by about 6 months of age. We don't want rabbits becoming so set on the taste of alfalfa that it is difficult to get them eating timothy. Also, even at 6 months of age, we are cautious about the elevated level of calcium in alfalfa.
Please check with your own rabbit savvy vet if you have any questions about the best type of hay to feed your rabbit.
Hay can be purchased from Rabbit Advocates, feed stores, pet stores or local farmers. Do not store hay in an airtight container, especially in the sun which causes bag sweating. Always check for mold, insects, dirt clumps, thistles, etc. before feeding.