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Super Furry Animal owners- just be aware

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 06/05/2012 23:21

I buy 2 bags of small animal hay a week for my GPs to bed in.
The packaging states there can be twigs and other things in, because it's a natural product. This I can understand and as it suggests, I check through thoroughly when I shake out the hay.
I've had :
dried thistle heads (and they are sharp)
some sharp thorns
some small twigs about 4" long

Today, a huge stick, in excess of 12" long. Shock. How that got into a bag of small animal hay, that is meant to be chopped, I don't know.

I know horse hay can have al sorts in it from my horseriding days.
Luckily my 2 are adults. If anyone gave this to baby GPs they could injure themselves badly.

The hay is about £3.69 a bag so not cheapey cheap stuff.

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KRITIQ · 08/05/2012 00:56

Thanks for the reminder. About a month ago, I got a bag of hay from Pets @ Home (emergency, as try to avoid them,) and the bag was full of feathers, some attached to bone. Obviously some poor bird gor caught up in the baler, but I don't think bits of dead bird would be good for any pets that would use hay.

Always pays to be careful!

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 08/05/2012 16:54

Eeeeeeuuuurrrgghhhhhh Shock
Bones & Feathers. Gross.

(Mind you GP1 would rub his paws together and think protein ! Wink

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KRITIQ · 10/05/2012 16:15

Actually I first noticed it after DH had done "room service" and saw a feather, then another feather, and started getting worried. I wondered if the cat had struck up a deal with the pigs to hide his stash (except I don't think he'd know how to catch a bird if it landed in his mouth!)

Carnivorous cavy? Oh my, what next? :)

DoesItWearingWellies · 11/05/2012 00:56

DD1 was fed up with buying bags meadow hay full of twigs and thistles so decided to chance the hay-growers 15mins from us. She has had a couple of bales from them now and only had 1 (small) twig from it and a single feather, plus the hay is v. good quality. At £5.50 a bale it's so much cheaper than buying it by the bag.

I'm just glad she picks it up in her own car as it gets everywhere!

Rollersara · 11/05/2012 22:04

KRITIQ, we found a rabbit paw (we think!) in our hay bag once Shock!! Good job it was for piggies and not rabbits...

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 11/05/2012 22:22

Oooh that wasn't lucky was it Rollersara Grin

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