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Small pets feeding hay

Discover our range of homegrown, quality assured small pet feeding hays packed with natural tasty goodness. 

What is the best hay for my small pet?

Good quality, small pet feeding hay should make up the majority of the daily diet for many small herbivores including chinchillas.

Our unique approach to processing, The Newhay Way™, retains the goodness that nature intended, whilst reducing dust and bacteria which can be dangerous for your furry little friends. The result is the most nutritious, delicious and quality assured hay that small animals love and owners rely on. 

Our premium hay is ideal chinchilla food and offers a nutritionally robust and natural choice for other small pets too. Small pets find it irresistible and give all our natural varieties the ‘paws up’! An added bonus of wholesome coarse varieties, like our Timothy Hay, is that it takes time to chew which helps prevents boredom as well as satisfying their appetite.

Six step chinchilla health check

In addition to an annual vet’s check-up, chinchillas need a dust bath at least 2-3 times a week using specialist sand to keep their fur in tip-top condition.

Follow these 6 simple checks once a week to keep your cheeky chappy healthy, and contact your vet if you notice anything unusual. 

Eyes & nose

Check for runny eyes or discharge from the nose which can be a sign of illness and could lead to blindness. 


Look out for signs of stress in the evening/night. Signs include hiding, chewing their own or housemate’s fur, making lots of noise or pacing up and down. 


Chinchilla’s teeth never stop growing, so high fibre diets help to keep them in order. Keep an eye on teeth for any signs that they are overgrown. 

Body & Fur

Check for fur loss or signs of mites, fleas or other injuries as well as any swelling or lumps to the body when you stroke them. 


Inspect their tiny feet for any signs of injury. 


Keep an eye out when your pet is playing to spot any signs of limping or notice if they have less energy than usual, and speak to your vet if you notice anything unusual.