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Hay What kind of hay for mommy & babies?

amandatros

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I've been giving them alfalfa hay, but should I throw in Timothy hay with that too? like half and half?
 
Alfalfa hay is great for new piggy mama's and babies (up to 6 mths). And yes, it should be a supplement to the timothy hay. You can either do timothy pellets and alfalfa hay or vice versa.
 
I'm going to have to get some more tomorrow while I bring one of them to the vet, so I'll go out and buy that then. Thanks
 
You do NOT need alfalfa hay for mom and pups if you are feeding them alfalfa pellets. Alfalfa is not a grass -- it's a legume, like peas and beans. You really need a long strand grass hay to keep their teeth ground down.
 
I didn't realize they were getting alfalfa pellets until I just checked. I thought any old bag of pellets were good. I'll have to make a new grocery list today after we see the vet. Otherwise they'll all get fat.
 
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