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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Weird things found in hay

Does anyone else ever find weird things in their bunnies (or other animals) bags of hay?

I feed my buns oxbow hay and have found dead, dried up grasshoppers in it before. And occasionally I'll find leaves of other plants or other types of hay.

But the other day, I got them a small bag of orchard grass hay from the pet store to last a few days untill I got their normal hay in the mail. When I opened it up there was a strage rock in with the hay. It's really weird, it has these tiny little holes all over it, and it smelled funny, like metal. I swear it's some kind of meteorite, when I search google images for "iron meteorite" it looks exactly like some of the pictures.

So all this made me wonder if maybe they don't look through the hay very throughly before they package it. Has anyone else every found anything weird in their hay??


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Hay isn't generally looked through before it's packaged. The grasshoppers in it are a good sign -- it means they didn't spray it down with chemicals.

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I've found leaves and things but nothing too weird. I feed Oxbow too.




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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Haha yeah, the grasshoppers and leaves never bothered me. I just thought it was a little weird when I went to grap a handful of hay and found a gaint funny looking rock!


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strange!! (i use hay for my chinny and haven't found anything YET )

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I haven't ever found grasshoppers but i have found other leaves =]

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My friend recently bought Petco brand hay and found bits of wire in it. Since then I won't buy that brand.
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One of my bunns refuses to eat Petco brand. I bought it when I first got her, and I called the rescue I got her from, and she said many won't eat Petco brand b/c it's "stinky" to them.
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I found a HUGE,real big grasshopper thing all dried up once when I had a bun. I ran away screaming when I realized what was in my hand





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I never ever encountered anything weird in my hay,when I had some around.




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One of my bunns refuses to eat Petco brand. I bought it when I first got her, and I called the rescue I got her from, and she said many won't eat Petco brand b/c it's "stinky" to them.
That's interesting. My bunnies have always had Oxbow hay. Once I tried to switch them over to a cheaper brand (I forget what it was, but it wasn't a pet store brand) thinking that all timathy hay was the same. Well I found out it's not all the same, because they refused to eat the new hay. I guess the diffrent brands are all at least a little bit diffrent to them.


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That's interesting. My bunnies have always had Oxbow hay. Once I tried to switch them over to a cheaper brand (I forget what it was, but it wasn't a pet store brand) thinking that all timathy hay was the same. Well I found out it's not all the same, because they refused to eat the new hay. I guess the diffrent brands are all at least a little bit diffrent to them.

I actually found a pet store by me that sells Oxbow brand and I bought some yesterday. Hagrid gobbled it right up. I had been giving him hay from a bale that the shelter gave me when I adopted him - it was from a local farm or something so I don't even know what kind it was.
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Yeah Oxbow is good, my rabbit's both love it


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Can you get oxbow in england?? sounds like my piggie may like it =]

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I've found odd leaves and some flowers and dandelions in my hay before. Thankfully, no grasshoppers or anything, though. I would probably freak out. :/ Alive ones I'm ok with, dead, not so much.


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