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Oxbow Alfalfa Hay

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Oxbow Alfalfa is a legume forage hay which is high in fibre with increased levels of energy, protein and calcium over grass hays. It is perfect for young and sick or recovering animals which need more concentrated nutrition. Once the animal reaches adulthood or recovers, their forage can be replaced with grass hay. Mixing Alfalfa with grass hay produces a rich, tasty, highly nutritious diet.


100% Alfalfa Hay. Preservative and additive free. Loose hay contains stems, leaves, and limited seed heads.


  • Crude Protein (min) - 16.00%
  • Crude Fat (min) - 1.50%
  • Crude Fiber (max) - 32.00%
  • Moisture (max) - 15.00%

Feeding guidelines

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.

  • 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, Orchard Grass or Bunny Brome

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Reviews (6)

Summary of Reviews for Oxbow Alfalfa Hay

Overall 4
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5 out of 6 (83%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (4 reviews)
4 stars (1 reviews)
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45 Small bag
Verified Purchase

By on 7 July 2020

Nice hay but only for pregnant Guinea pigs or new babies, smaller bag than I expected so didn’t last long. Better if with a big bag of sweet green meadow hay really.

Customer recommends this product

15 Very dusty
Verified Purchase

By on 19 May 2020

having used this product from a number of places I have found it to be very dusty and bitty from viovet. I have 3 skinny pigs and 3 skinny babies. This product is unfit for purpose as it’s too dusty! I have complained and am waiting to hear back

Customer does not recommend this product

55 Great!
Verified Purchase

By on 28 June 2016

I have 2 bunnies and they are nearly 4 months old, I read that they should be on alfalfa and initially purchased some alfalfa king bags. I really disliked the alfalfa king, it was so dusty and had been shredded too much so there was hardly anything for the buns to actually munch on. I then ordered 3 bags of this and it's so much better! It costs a little more but it's definitely worth it, if you're looking for alfalfa hay I'd recommend this one.

Customer recommends this product

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55 Excellent Treat
Verified Purchase

By on 10 February 2016

I sprinkle a small amount of this onto my buns normal hay and he goes mad for it - he eats a lot more hay now too which is great! Smells fantastic too!

Customer recommends this product

2 people found this review helpful

55 Chinchillas love as their once a week treat
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By on 19 January 2016

The chinchillas love it. They have it once a week apart from kits or those that are nursing kits who have it more regularly.

Customer recommends this product

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