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tuggles

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L/M Animal farms,
Kaytee,
or Alfalfa King>>>>

what is the best? I need to get timothy. also, how much would 3 of them eat in how much time? I have to go out of town to get it.
 

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You see if oxbow is available. If it isnt I know that kaytee is supposed to be real bad im not sure about the other two. Hmm i wasnt very much help :( sorry
 

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Or you could just order it from (broken link removed) and have it delivered straight to your house :) I have her timothy and bluegrass.. both are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I don't think she's ever had any complaints! I can't get anything green around here. All the timothy looks like straw.. and her grass is so green! I have 3 pigs too and ordered 35lbs only because I'm spoiling them with it to use as bedding also. They love it. If you work out the cost per pound of hay, I'm sure it's cheaper than Kaytee. My pigs lived off Kaytee for 7 months until just recently. It's fine, but it costs a lot more and they have soooo many small bits and shreds in their bags. KM's hay is nice and long!
 

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I love both Kaytee and Alfalfa King. Alfalfa King is awesome (though expensive) I got my first box from them last week, nice, fresh and green, and the smell is wonderful when you open the box. I am back to Kaytee though, until my 50# blaes come in at the farm. If you are unable to buy online or from a farm, Kaytee or Alfalfa King will work. Why people are against Kaytee is beyond me, hay is hay and I have never had Kaytee. Yes it can have bugs in it, but all hay can. People and companies do not go through the hay one piece at a time. My last bales had rabbit fur and dead grasshoppers, but people have to remember that the hay is cut from an OUTDOOR field and baled from the field.
 

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Actually, my pigs prefer OxBow over Kaytee, and OxBow looks just plain healthier. The Kaytee I got was from the store, and I'm not sure if that just looks different because it's been sitting there longer or what, but it was brown and green and weirdly textured. I started buying Oxbow from my friend's animal feeds store about two weeks ago and I put both piles next to each other, and they both ate the Oxbow and used the Kaytee more like bedding and something to burrow through. However, I had used Kaytee for a year and my piggies didn't particularly dislike, so I'm sure that if you can't order from Oxbow it would be just fine. They just preferred oxbow over Kaytee.
 

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I consider Kaytee a last resort, and Alfalfa King isn't much better. After trying to shake off most of the dust, there just aren't many stalks left. So, not only is it more expensive than online-purchased hay, but much of what you're paying for by weight is useless dust. In fact, my husband and I call Kaytee "Dustee".

My 2 boys' favorite is Oxbow timothy. The 40-oz. bag is loose-packed rather than compressed, and lasts about 3 weeks. Trying to make my shipping dollar go farther in the long run, I just ordered a 25-pound box for 19.99 (12.99 shipping) and expect not to have to reorder for quite some time.
 

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I ordered Oxbox and payed a small fortune for it and my girls hated it! It was so woody and dry they wouldn't eat it. I went back to Kaytee and they LOVE it. I have personally never noticed it being dusty.
 
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I get KM hay and feed store hay. Oxbow is sometimes good (last bag I got wasn't that good, no one would eat it), but more pricey. Kaytee is ok. I don't get pet store packaged hay anymore. Not always fresh.

Kaytee pellets aren't very good and the company supports pet mills.
 

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Denise said:
I ordered Oxbox and payed a small fortune for it and my girls hated it! It was so woody and dry they wouldn't eat it. I went back to Kaytee and they LOVE it. I have personally never noticed it being dusty.
Obviously, your pigs never tried any hay from Kleenmama.

My pigs eat KM's bluegrass and occasionally I order timmy, too. My pigs turn up their little noses at any petstore hay, like little furry gourmets.
 

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I have to agree that KM's bluegrass is the best. But some piggies love it and others don't. I haven't tried her timothy yet but will be soon.

My girls eat bermuda grass hay that I buy locally and they gobble it up. Right now they get bluegrass as a treat and I bought them a small bag of Kaytee Timothy yesterday to try. They have never had timothy hay before and I wanted to make sure they will eat it before ordering from KM.
 

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Chad, you are correct, I have not tried KM's hay as the shipping to my home is outrageous! And with a family of five to take care of, extra charges like shipping are a luxury we cannot afford.
 

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If you divide it up, it's like a dollar and change a pound. It's like 8 bucks for 40 ounces of oxbow and 10 for a 48 oz bag of Kaytee.
 

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I found Sweet Meadow Farms orchard grass tonite. If I recall, it's supposed to be a pretty good name.
 
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