Chinchilla Hay

Irresistible Chinchilla hay from the heart of the Cotswolds

Chinchillas thrive on diets packed with healthy fibres, and hay is a core component of their intake.

Our ultra-premium Cotswold hay is produced with exacting standards to ensure every bale is full of the natural minerals, nutrition and fibre Chinchillas need for good digestion as an optimal main food source supplemented with low-sugar vegetables.

Chinchilla Hay FAQs

  • Which carrier will deliver my order?

    • DPD are our chosen carrier

  • My order has arrived damaged, who should I contact?

  • What is your refund & exchange policy?

    • We welcome your feedback and are happy to provide a no quibble replacement if there is dissatisfaction. If we cannot correct an issue, of course we will refund you.  This works for only one incident a year - more than that and we will arrange with you a collection of the product to provide both parties with a better understanding.

      If your question isn’t answered above, please email our team and we will be happy to help:

Nutritional Breakdown of Hay and Grass*

Cotswold Sweet/Rye Timothy Silky Meadow
Moisture 9.0% 9.0% 12.5% 10.5%
Crude protein 6.7% 4.7% 10.6% 6.1%
Oil 2.0% 2.0% 2.7% 2.5%
Ash 6.2% 4.9% 8.4% 6.1%
Sugars 6.7% 8.2% 9.1% 8.1%
Calcium 35% 21% 46% 30%
Crude Fibre 23.9% 29.8% 22% 30.1%
DE 8MJ/KG 7.5MJ/KG 9.5MJ/KG 9.0MJ/KG

The Little Hay Co. Hay Production Process

While hay is widely available from British pet food retailers, conventional farming methods often mean a large proportion of animal hay has been exposed to damp conditions before baling – this causes mould and spores, which can be dangerous for small species.

Our exceptional hay is collected within 24 hours and baled in weather-controlled conditions to retain an ideal 12% moisture content without any dust at the bottom of the bale or spores contaminating the hay.

Chinchilla diets should be carefully regulated since excessive sugar, or substandard fibre can create serious illnesses, including dental conditions and liver damage. Some common behaviours, such as fur chewing, are also linked with a lack of fibre and overgrowing teeth, which can be addressed with a plentiful supply of hay.

Natural Cotswold hay is an excellent option with the right blend of fibre and protein, which keeps Chinchilla's teeth and digestive systems in perfect health.