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Recommend a nice hay for pigs?

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Toottootcar Mon 29-May-17 22:17:52

Autocorrect changed that to "hat" but definitely after hay! I've noticed the pigs prefer greener looking stuff to browner, and accordingly bought some readigrass online which they like a lot. Have since read that this isn't supposed to be a replacement for hay but a supplement (I thought it was hay blush )
Any recommendations for the best staple hay for them? Need it to be easy to buy or order online ideally.
<thanks in anticipation from piggies and me>

Patriciathestripper1 Mon 29-May-17 22:19:59

I give mine hayledge and they also love horse hayge.

dietcokeandwine Tue 30-May-17 12:10:46

I've tried various brands but tbh the one mine seem to like most is Tescos!

I tend to buy a couple of the larger bales (they are not proper bale sized obviously but you get a decent amount per bag) with my weekly shop. We have four guineas and they are noticeably more enthusiastic about Tesco hay than anything else!

Patriciathestripper1 Tue 30-May-17 12:21:36

blush thought you ment pig pigs sorry

EastMidsGPs Tue 30-May-17 13:13:25

We have a local pet shop that does bags of good quality grass hay, it smells really lovely. They mainly have that to eat and sit in.
They, well Mollie does, I don't think Sadie gets a look in, have a handful of Burgess camomile hay a day. Burgess also do marigold and something, but we don't like that.
We do very much like Poundstretcher dandelion mix.

FernieB Tue 30-May-17 15:44:49

Mine also go nuts for Tesco hay. They do also get some nice Timothy hay with herbs etc in it as it's probably better for them (and smells good), but if I give them both it's the same as giving a toddler a choice of steamed veggies or chocolate buttonshmm.

Current Bun also much prefers Tesco hay. He was poorly a few months ago and was given some very fancy hay (lovely and green with really long strands) to encourage him to eat. He deemed it good enough to sleep on. As it cost a fortune I offered it to the pigs - they also thought it was okay for bedding.

Toottootcar Tue 30-May-17 16:23:21

Thanks guys smile
I'm in Tesco just now as it happens so I know what I'll be buying!
Hoping all the readigrass won't have done them any harm.

Toottootcar Tue 30-May-17 16:24:51

Sorry Patricia, should have specified! (At least I didn't confuse you by posting about the one who likes to sit on my shoulder and eat my hair grin )

Patriciathestripper1 Tue 30-May-17 21:07:36

😂 my pig. Can you imagine her o. Your shoulders eating your hair!

Toottootcar Thu 01-Jun-17 14:17:43

I think it'd be easier for me to sit on her shoulders!
Lovely piggie smile

FernieB Thu 01-Jun-17 19:59:22

Now that's my kind of pig! If I had the space I'd have a few 'proper' pigs - love them. I'd still keep the smaller furrier ones as wellwink

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 02-Jun-17 20:23:47

My rodenty types ( as opposed to 'Pig' pigs - imagines DH face if I said I wanted to keep Pigs grin ) have:

hay from The Range for bedding
Readi-Grass in a rack to pick at (smells lovely and malty, our Teddy boaar sits under the rack and gets little fragements in his fur. He's like FuzzyFelt, damned stuff sticks to him)

And their No1 choice is Jolleys hay- its has a vague honeyed tobacco smell - but I need to run the gauntlet of the A127 roadworks to buy it, so its treat hay only.

ItsTimeForDuggee Fri 02-Jun-17 20:26:35

I get hay for my rabbits from and both do samples if you want to try it first. It's good long strands

Smith1 Fri 02-Jun-17 22:59:10

We are very posh grin and their fave is from b&m . We tend to buy bedding hay - meadow hay for 99p - then Timothy hay to eat. It's £1.99 and has dandelions and marigolds or something like that in it. Ours prefer it to burgess.

glenthebattleostrich Fri 02-Jun-17 23:02:48

Mine like hay from the local farm mixed with some bits Verde mixed in. They are very particular and complain loudly if it's the wrong colour and have to get bits of cucumber to pacify them.

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