Timothy Grass (Phleum pratense) is a common, cool-grass hay feed for rabbits, chinchillas and guinea pigs.
Timothy Grass is low to moderate in protein content (7 - 11%), and has a high fiber content. Timothy has a moderate sugar content, and is highly palatable.
Timothy Grass is harvested in the pre- or early-bloom stage. First cutting Timothy has the highest nutrient value, but also usually contains more weeds, which is why second cutting Timothy is sometimes preferred. Timothy Grass contains less moisture than many other grass feeds, which makes it less susceptible to mold.