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Timothy Hay/Sweet Grass - Does anyone know anything about this stuff? I saw it at the feed store today, but couldn't figure out what it is for. Is it beneficial in any way for rats?
 

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i think its meant for rabbits or guenia pigs. i doubt that it has any benifits for rats as i've never heard anything good about it, mind you i haven't heard anything bad either...
 

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It's not for rats no they probably won't do much with it. It's for herbivores like guinea pigs, rabbits, degus, and chinchillas.
 

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Timothy hay and other grass hays are the primary source of fiber (and also the main food group) for rabbits, guinea pigs, et cetera. Since I have a house rabbit of my own, I've put boxes of hay in my rat's play areas just in case they'd like to borrow through it/play in it. Though, hay can be very dusty (especially those small bags from the store) which can cause issues for rats that have respiratory issues.
 

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Fallinstar, hay is basically any dried grass. Here, I'll show you.

This is BunBun's room, you can see the hay in the basket by her bowls and in her litterbox.



 

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What a lucky bunny to have a whole room, and she's cute too. I know that some rats like a rougher sleeping surface, so the hay would work for that.

-Caty
 
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