Cavy Savvy is a guinea pig blog written from the perspective of three guinea pigs: Lola, Buffy and Broccoli. We review guinea pig products, pet food, toys, bedding, cages and more to provide humans with all they need to know about guinea pigs!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Product Review: Oxbow Harvest Stacks Western Timothy Hay with Chamomile
This is tasty stuff! It turns out that the points we brought up in our previous Oxbow Harvest Stacks review also apply here (good for traveling, more expensive than just buying timothy hay, etc.). We should also point out that we've found mixed information on whether you should feed chamomile to guinea pigs. The diet expert at guineapigcages.com said: "I'd probably not feed chamomile as it's has properties to make one very relaxed and sleepy." On the other hand, chamomile appears on the Happy Cavy Safe Flower List. We know that Oxbow has an advisory board "of leading exotic veterinarians, research scientists, animal nutritionists and veterinary technicians," so we tend to trust their products unless there's good reason to think otherwise. (If anyone has any further information on chamomile for guinea pigs, we'd welcome your comments!) In any case, the ingredients say this thing is 97% hay and only 3% chamomile, so it's probably not enough to make us too sleepy anyway.