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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Timothy hay question

Anyone know how long timothy hay stays "fresh"? I give it to my degus and still have about 2/3 of the bag I got when I got them several weeks ago.

I work at Petco, and we are currently having a sale on Alfalfa King (I think?) brand alfalfa hay and timothy hay. It looks much greener than any other I've seen, and I'm tempted to get it while they are buy one get one free, but I'm wondering how long I have before it will become less green and fresh looking, so that I know whether or not it's worth buying more hay now as opposed to waiting.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 01:08 AM
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Get lots and lots and send some my way too. Hay will basically keep forever if kept in a dry, vented, clean location. I keep mine in a cardboard box with holes in my chin room (low humidity). The cardboard allows it to 'breathe' whereas plastic could lock in moisture. I bought a 30lb box 6 months ago from a seller in washington and am just now down to the 'crumbs.' It's still green and fresh and the chinnies love it.

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I agree totally, as long as you keep the hay sealed in a dry place that it can breathe then it will keep for as long as possible, i used to buy big bales when i had rabbits and it lasted a long long time

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