A coarse, high fibre hay harvested from a single grass variety
It is vital that rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas are fed on a high fibre diet. Dental problems, digestive upset, obesity and even fly strike can all be attributed to a lack of fibre in the diet.
Commercial dried diets (pellets, flaked foods and cereals) were originally developed to promote weight gain for meat production. Even today they tend to be too low in fibre and too high in protein and carbohydrates.
With enough variation of hay, herbs, vegetables and wild plants there may be no need for dried cereals, pellets or flaked food in the diet. This should not be attempted without first seeking advice from a vet or a Burns nutritionist.