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    Stone Pig- Timothy vs Orchard grass

    Is there a difference in calcium content between timothy hay and other grasses such as orchard or meadow? I know to never use alfalfa. My pig is very stone prone. The rest of her diet is very calcium limited as well and she is currently pellet-less and on potassium citrate (cant say its doing much for her). She's 6 and always eaten timothy hay- just wondering if there is a better option.

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    Re: Stone Pig- Timothy vs Orchard grass

    Either is fine.

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    Re: Stone Pig- Timothy vs Orchard grass

    The calcium content of the different grass hays is so similar that it is hardly worth mentioning. But if you are looking for specifics, the following has a chart listing the calcium contents:
    http://www.guinealynx.info/hay_calcium.html

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