Our Second-Cut Timothy Hay contains mostly thin stems, short seed heads, and broad flat leaves. This grade of hay comes from the second harvest of Timothy Hay or a beautiful first harvest that was on the softer-side.
Second-Cut Timothy Hay is a softer hay that has thinner stems and larger leaves, making it easier for small pets to eat. It’s particularly good for aging herbivores as it is on the softer side, but still meets the nutrition requirements to maintain their dental and digestive health.
Timothy Hay begins growing after it's winter nap in the spring. By late spring or early summer that the hay is ready to be harvested for the first time that growing season. It’s usually by mid June that the farmer cuts the first growth of the year, commonly known as First Cut Timothy. The hay is then left to regrow and is harvested a second time usually by late summer, commonly referred to as Second Cut Timothy Hay.
Hay should make up 80% of a herbivore's diet as it is a staple food filled with nutrition and fibre. The constant foraging and grazing encouraged by hay helps to keep them physically active and mentally stimulated. It also helps to wear down their teeth while the long strand fiber helps to keep their digestion regular and functioning properly.
Hay Origin: Northern California
All of our hay products are sent out in black ziplock bags to ensure freshness and prevent the hay from turning yellow under light. Always keep in a cool area