The Perfect Portions For Your Pets

Welcome to our small pet feeding guide! This guide focuses on our three main small pets: rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters. For all these small pets, feeding them the right volume and varied diet helps to maintain their health.

Each pet will have their own preference of hay and some new flavours and textures every so often to provide stimulation. Most importantly, each one of these small pets should have hay incorporated in their diet.

Timothy Hay is our most popular hay, with it having the perfect recipe for your little pets. Why not introduce a change with Meadow Hay, giving a plethora of flavours! Oh, and don’t forget our Oat Hay, with similar beneficial nutrients to Timothy and Meadow, it’s the perfect hay to mix things up with tasty oat heads bursting with yumminess!

For the pets who need some extra loving, our Alfalfa and Rye Grass Hay are higher in protein and calcium, so we recommend adding this into the diet if they are older, underweight or pregnant/breastfeeding small pets, as it will give them extra energy!

If you do introduce any new food into your pet’s diet, the best thing to do is to introduce this gradually for them.

A rabbit’s diet should be made up of 80% hay. Each day, they should be provided with a portion that is approximately the size of them (not the weight of). These little fellas are grazers by nature, a.k.a. they are serious snackers and should always have some to be munching on!

The other 20% of a rabbit’s diet should be fresh fruit and veggies, a sprinkle of pellets and some treats!

Guinea Pigs
Guinea pig’s diet should consist of 85-90% fresh hay. They should be given their body size in hay daily plus a little extra, they can’t eat enough!

The other 10-15% of their diet should include fresh veggies and a sprinkle of pellets.

Hamsters may not need hay as the primary food, but it’s a perfect mix to add into their diet! Their main diet should include more fruit, vegetables, seeds and pellets each day.

Hay encourages natural foraging and brings out their little wild sides! It is also recommended for gnawing, so their teeth don’t get too long, and it adds fibre to their digestion! The recommended amount to give is a body size.


If you have any questions about our hay or more feeding questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Additionally, please note that these are suggestions and if you have concerns about your small pet, you should seek a vet’s opinion.

For more information on each of our yummy hays click here!

 9 October 2023