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    Hay Rack?

    I need some recommendations.

    I've been buying hay in bulk for my boys. Unfortunately, they seem to be going through the hay faster than I'd anticipated, primarily because of waste. I use a cat box for a kitchen and fill it with wood pellets, putting hay on top for my boys to snack on/play "bulldozer" in. They love it, but I feel like they're wasting the hay by trampling it down, kicking it out of the box, etc... I'm considering getting a hay rack or something to control the hay so they can't waste as much of it. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for a hay rack, a hay box, or anything of the sort?

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    Re: Hay Rack?

    If you search through the archives, you will find dozens of posts and suggestions with regard to hay racks.

    Check out my post on this recent thread: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...t=#post1011368

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    Re: Hay Rack?

    If you have a C&C cage and have extra grids, you can tie a grid to the side of the cage as a hay rack


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    Re: Hay Rack?

    Don't tie grids to the side of the cage. Pigs can get in the hay rack, and if startled, can break a leg trying to get out. We've had a few of these over the years.

    But you're gonna have a lot of wasted hay. That's just life with guinea pigs.

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    Smile Re: Hay Rack?

    I cut out an opening from a plastic storage box. I put wood pellets inside on the bottom and top it with hay. I also have pellets on the rest of the kitchen level. (They only rarely are both in the hay box at the same time.)
    This photo is just the upper/kitchen level.
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