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I bought a bale of second cut Timothy Hay from a vet in Wellington for $2.50 and it was brown and looked more like straw than hay. Were do you get yours?Erin8607 said:Look in the phone book under Feed & Supply stores.
Orchard grass is fine!
Only thing you may run into is finding a quantity that you are able to use before it goes bad. When you call, ask if you can buy by the flake instead of the bale. I get 60-80 pound bales of a grass hay mix for $5.00 - but with over 50 pigs it doesn't last long. ;-D
As a general rule mites to not come from hay or bedding. But certain mites, called Walking Dadrift can be spread by bedding and hay. And can also be spread to cats and dogs too. But the only way that can happen is if the hay was exposed to a sick guinea pig or animal that had Walking Dandrift(within three weeks though, after three weeks without a host the mites will die). Which I highly doubt will happen. Otherwise the only way for your guinea pig to get mites is from a carrier (a sick guinea pig with mites) of mites. And only by direct contact. That is why before introducing a new guinea pig you are supposed to quarentine it because it may carry deseases. So I am sure it is fine to get a bale of hay. No it is not confusing to get them (mites) treated you can actually do it your self, and if you do it your self it is alot cheaper too. I won't get into how to treat mites yourself seeing as this a Hay thread.Loveheart said:weird cos alot of people tell me that mites come from untreated hay then some people tell me it comes from outside, very confusing is it alot of money to get them treated??
Thanks Erin! I will have to give them a try!Erin8607 said:Denise - I buy from the Randolph Feed & Supply. It's right off 224 on 44, you make a right and it's about 3 buildings down on the right side of the road. The hay has been fabulous there all summer. It does go down in quality a bit for winter, so I try to stock up. I bought three bales on Saturday, that will last me a whole few weeks. LOL