- Supporter in 2020
I have been buying Oxbow Timothy Hay in 40 oz. bags. That’s the largest size sold at our Humane Society store. A few times I’ve ordered the 90 oz. size from Chewy and thought the hay was more course. I recently ordered the 9 lb. bag and the hay strands are very long and tangled. Some are thick like straw, and I think I’m throwing more out that isn’t getting eaten.
Has anyone else noticed a difference in quality and package sizes?
When I've had to get the smaller bag of Forti Diet, I have noticed that it's smaller pieces.
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I used Small Pet Select for years, and was very happy with it.
Just keep in mind that a single bale of hay is a ton for Guinea pigs. A horse can eat a bale per day, but piggies, not so much! A full sized bale is at least a 3-4 month supply, even for two guinea pigs. I should have asked for a quarter bale. It's not too much of a problem having that much on hand as long as you have a way to keep it dry like I do. Wet hay molds and that's not good for the piggies.
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There is also differences in what "cut" the hay is. First cut, second cut or even third cut hay is different in stem to blade ratio and in thickness and length. So a lot depends on which cut you get. KMS is the only one I know that makes you aware of which cut you are getting.