Paying thought the nose for really expensive really shit quality hay from a petshop is starting to do my head in! It's £3 for half a section and is horrible quality.. None of the petshop hay seems any better. There is No way you'd feed it to a horse and if you did I doubt the horse would eat it.
I have found somewhere to buy full bales for £4, I use hay for feed a straw for insulating. I could theoretically save myself a fortune over winter but it'd be a waster of money if it rots. I recon a bale would last about 6 months ( I have 4 guinea pigs)
Anyone here buy full bales? How do you store them?
Hi all - yes in the end I got fed up with buying tiny little bags of hay which lasted less than a week. A friend organised a huuuuuuuuge hay bale delivery once every month/six weeks or so and we used to store it in the shed and would last forever. The girls got very excited when a new one arrived, and would try exploring in it and playing inside it, making tunnels and so on. When it got cold they would lie inside it to keep really warm. Buying in bales is great if you have the room to store, it used to cost me £6 for the bale including delivery! Marvellous.
Yes I had 4 bales delivered recently. One is in the rabbit shed, one is in a new wheelie bin in a duvet, and 2 are on top of the freezer in the garage being really annoying. Won't get 4 at once next time. I found mine on Preloved, a local place who had extra from their field they cultivate for polo ponies, so very good quality. The bunnies love it. I've also had deliveries from Hay 4 Pets before and it's very good - cheaper than pet shops but more expensive than bales.