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Hay Help!!! I am allergic to timothy hay!!!

nickim

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So I got 2 pigs about 2 months ago and have developed an allergy to them. I THINK it is the hay. I opened up a new bag tonight and just sneezed and sneezed although I was sitting by their cage. It seems to be getting worse... what can I do? Do they HAVE to eat timothy hay? I know they need hay but does it have to be that kind???

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Nicki
 

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It can be any kind of loose grass hay. I've heard that if your allergic to timothy hay, to try bluegrass, it seems to be easier for those with allergies.
 

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Thanks, I will get some tomorrow!!! This is NO fun and I love my little guys.
 

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I have terrible seasonal allergies, so I know what it is like and completely empathize! I would do whatever it took to keep my babies too, I'm luckily though, I'm barely allergic to their hay. I hope the bluegrass helps. If it doesn't, come back and let us know, and we will try to help you find ways to control your allergies.
 

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It's also more commonly called Orchard Grass, if you have trouble finding it.
 

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I'm slightly allergic to their Timothy hay as well, but it just makes my eyes water and skin itch and sneeze, but only in a very minor way. I buy Orchard Grass and Timothy hay to mix, so they can have some variety, and the Orchard Grass definitely bothers me less.
 

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I'm an super allergic to timothy hay. I got some of KM's bluegrass and it was wonderful! It seriously decreased my allergic reaction a ton. I used to get sore itchy puffy eyes, horrible headache, sneezing and runny nose, the whole 9 yards, but now I'll maybe sneeze a couple times and thats it! It's a wonderful thing.
 

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I'm so glad I'm not the only one... and its good to know about the orchard grass.
 
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