Timothy Hay is high in fiber and low in protein and calcium content ideal for keeping the digestive tracts of rabbits and other small animals functioning properly. Timothy hay can be fed free-choice to your rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and other small animals, and should be a mainstay of any small herbivore's diet. What are different cuts? Second and third cut Timothy Hay are simply the hay that has regrown during the year after the first cut. Depending on the growing season first cut is harvested in the late spring, and second cut is harvested in the late summer. Sometimes a third cut is possible in the early fall. Nutrient levels? First and second cut hay vary because the change in the growing season. second cut has slightly higher protein and slightly lower fiber than first cut.Â Rabbit Hole Hay is the world's most nutritious available anywhere. Farmed in the nutrient-rich beds of the Northern California, our hay provides your pets the very best, most delicious hay available anywhere. Look and feel? Second cut hay tends to be softer and leafier than first cut, it is easier for your rabbit to eat. They will usually prefer it and eat more of it than first cut. First cut provides a strong balance of roughage and nutrition for rabbits and other small pets. Its larger seed heads, leaves and stems making it coarser providing a long strand source that promotes natural chewing behavior. Rabbits and other small animals will benefit from these long, coarse strands because it aids in the wearing down of teeth. Molar spurs are a medical condition you will want to avoid as they can be the cause of digestive issues.