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    Hay and pellets estimate?

    Can anyone give me an estimate on how long 10 pounds of pellets and 25 pounds of hay would last, with two piggies? Also, what are the dimensions of the box that 25 lbs of kms hay comes in?

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    10 lbs of pellets would probably last 4-6 weeks, and 25 lbs of hay probably around the same time

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    Hay and pellets estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by PiggieWigglies View Post
    10 lbs of pellets would probably last 4-6 weeks, and 25 lbs of hay probably around the same time
    Wait a minute, they go through 25 pounds of hay in a month?? That's a lot of hay!

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    The pellets should last roughly a month or so and the hay really depends on how you use it and the guinea pigs themselves. You should probably expect something roughly around 5-ish pounds of hay a month, maybe less maybe way more.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    I totally disagree with 25 pounds a month for two pigs.
    I bought 45 pounds of hay in July along with 25 pounds of pellets.
    I had two pigs until October, then I got two more, and I just got another last week.
    I just ordered hay and pellets yesterday.

    I think the 45 pounds of hay would have lasted me a full 6 months/

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    6 weeks is a month and a half, your supposed to give guinea pigs unlimited hay... So... @pigger123

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    Ok thanks but can anyone tell me how big the box is?

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by PiggieWigglies View Post
    10 lbs of pellets would probably last 4-6 weeks, and 25 lbs of hay probably around the same time
    4 to 6 weeks? How much are you feeding your pigs? There are 160 ounces in 10 pounds. So if you feed an eighth of a cup to each pig that is 80 days, or a little over 11 weeks. For the hay it would last much longer. Assuming the pigs ate 2.5 pounds of hay each it would list 5 months.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    Im good at estimating pellets, but Im not sure how big 25lb of hay is.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by pigger123 View Post
    Can anyone give me an estimate on how long 10 pounds of pellets and 25 pounds of hay would last, with two piggies? Also, what are the dimensions of the box that 25 lbs of kms hay comes in?
    Not sure what kind you are getting. 25 pounds of bluegrass hay is 18 by 18 by 16. 3rd cut is 24 by 18 by 12. This is under the faq on their site.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    @CudsGwennyPash, a cup is capacity, 10 lbs is weight. You can't use the weight of the pellets to determine the capacity. So the only way to know for sure is to weigh 1/8 cup of pellets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiggieWigglies View Post
    Im good at estimating pellets
    How are you good at estimating pellets? You were 5 weeks off. Are you feeding your pigs 1/4th cup of pellets? That is what you gave her the estimation for.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    And a 1/4 cup isn't necessarily too much to feed.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by pigger123 View Post
    @CudsGwennyPash , a cup is capacity, 10 lbs is weight. You can't use the weight of the pellets to determine the capacity. So the only way to know for sure is to weigh 1/8 cup of pellets.
    You might want to look on a bag of pellets and hay.... There are 16 ounces in a pound. I get 50 pounds of pellets and that is 800 ounces. Feeding my four girls lasts me 200 days. How exactly do I have the perfect amount of food if I am using the wrong conversion. If the conversion is wrong then why do they put it on food labels? Next time you want to correct someone make sure they are wrong first.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by pigger123 View Post
    And a 1/4 cup isn't necessarily too much to feed.
    I never said it was too much to feed. I am going off of this site which says both are ok, but 1/8th is recommended- at least that is what I have seen on here several times.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by pigger123 View Post
    You can't use the weight of the pellets to determine the capacity.
    Where exactly is the part where they are asking how much it takes up, or did I even mention how much it takes up.... nowhere.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    There are 16 ounces in a pound and 8 FLUID ounces in a cup. Therefore, 1/8 of a cup is 1 fluid ounce. So, each pig should get 1-2 fluid ounces per day. That amount could be any weight. 1/8 cup of pellets would weigh much more than 1/8 cup of air, for example.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by pigger123 View Post
    There are 16 ounces in a pound and 8 FLUID ounces in a cup. Therefore, 1/8 of a cup is 1 fluid ounce. So, each pig should get 1-2 fluid ounces per day. That amount could be any weight. 1/8 cup of pellets would weigh much more than 1/8 cup of air, for example.
    How exactly do you think this has anything to do with fluid ounces. No one said about anything about fluid ounces... except you. So according to you, my bag of hay that is empty, which is 16 ounces... or a pound, will hold two 8 ounce cups of water. If your correct than why is the bag not full right now? I am going to believe the people who package food, and put the weights on there, rather than someone who isn't in the food industry.

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    Re: Hay and pellets estimate?

    Im not sure what the heck we are talking about anymore, but all Im saying is if you give your pigs 1/4 a cup of pellets and you have a 10lb bag it should last 6 weeks

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    Hay and pellets estimate?

    Cups are fluid ounces. You are saying that 10 lbs of pellets equals 20 cups.

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