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DH just fed gp's mowed grass- worried

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Notthinkingclearly Mon 25-Jul-16 20:22:09

Just gone outside to feed our GP's to discover their veg bowl topped with mowed grass that DH has just cut. Whipped away straight away but worried his much they have eaten. Just told DH off! Should I be worried?

Lilly948204 Mon 25-Jul-16 20:25:25

Mine always have a handful of cut grass when we mow the lawn, they have never been badly affected by it.

Lilly948204 Mon 25-Jul-16 20:27:02

Infact they start squealing as soon as we get the lawn mower out now.

Notthinkingclearly Mon 25-Jul-16 20:27:14

Thanks Lilly. Husband thinks I'm bonkers but read somewhere its not good. Maybe they will be ok then.

malin100 Mon 25-Jul-16 20:28:02

I think it would only be a problem if it had been cut a while ago

dementedma Mon 25-Jul-16 20:30:13

I read GPs as grandparents!

Lilly948204 Mon 25-Jul-16 20:42:33

No you're not bonkers, I had read they shouldn't eat loads, because they eat it too fast I think. But mine have never had a bad affect from it.

Lilly948204 Mon 25-Jul-16 20:43:05

Ps ha ha ha ha grandparents, love it

Veterinari Mon 25-Jul-16 20:49:49

Cut grass starts fermenting faster and can cause gut upsets and bloat, it can also be tainted by oil from the blades so you're right OP it's not ideal

CharminglyGawky Mon 25-Jul-16 20:50:54

No it's not good as the heat from the mower can start the grass fermenting and it can be quite nasty. Hand cut grass is obviously absolutely fine.

But I'm sure lots of people do this and 9 times out of 10 the piggies and bunnies will be fine. In your place I would just keep a very close eye on them for the next day or so. Or phone your vet for advice if you are really worried.

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