Timothy Hay Lollipops

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elricsgirl

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My vet told me that my buddies need to chew more because their teeth are getting a little long. I have a whole box full of chew toys that they've never touched. Wood chews, apple sticks, lava stones, etc. They have no interest. They just aren't big chewers.

I was looking on Chewy and found these: OXBOW Enriched Life Apple Timothy Lollipop Small Pet Chew Toy - Chewy.com

It says they're safe for rats and my guys love them. They super hard and they'll sit and gnaw on them for a long time.

Unfortunately, I fell down the internet rabbit hole and some people say that the hay can be harmful. Does anyone know if the timothy hay will hurt them?

Thanks in advance!
 

lilspaz68

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Rats don't normally eat hay as they only get fibre from it, no nutrients as they aren't herbivores but as a chew toy it should be fine. Chewing is a natural thing for rats and will keep their minds engaged. Just keep an eye on your rats poop to make sure they aren't getting constipated.

As for the teeth, when a rat bruxxes this is what keeps their teeth ground down not chew items.
 

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