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Bedding...straw

Bigblue45

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Hi,
I have 3 sisters.
My babies are 6 yrs now.
I have never had any problems with their bedding before now. The problem is in the last few weeks my Piggies have had straw stuck in their eyes.
Well, 2 out of 3.
Patch now had lots of medicine and cream as she has a pizza shaped Ulcer.
What does anyone use instead of straw to keep them warm.

Thanks for the help in advance x
 

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Straw is not good for bedding for the reasons you are finding. It's too hard for piggies. They need plenty of hay for bedding and for eating
 

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Dengie medibed is a finely chopped wheatstraw that is very soft.can be used over another bedding.you can get this from a local horse feed place.
 

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I use meadow hay for bedding on top of puppy pads. My piggies eat this and hide in it.
 

Bigblue45

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Ok thank you.
I use the Timothy hay, but have been putting straw in as bedding.
I feel like they bury more in the straw to keep warm, they don’t seem to be able to do this in hay.
But obviously not wanting to use straw anymore. So just tons of hay?
 

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Ok thank you.
I use the Timothy hay, but have been putting straw in as bedding.
I feel like they bury more in the straw to keep warm, they don’t seem to be able to do this in hay.
But obviously not wanting to use straw anymore. So just tons of hay?
Give them time they will find themselves very happy in hay.
Definitely a move away from straw is great - my little guy Captain Jack (avatar) had his eye removed due to an eye poke, I can't emphasise enough the importance of good clean bedding and safe ones at that.
 

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Give them time they will find themselves very happy in hay.
Definitely a move away from straw is great - my little guy Captain Jack (avatar) had his eye removed due to an eye poke, I can't emphasise enough the importance of good clean bedding and safe ones at that.
Aww bless him. Hope he’s ok now . Yes will deffo stop using straw . Have just ordered loads of hay. Thanks x
 

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Aww bless him. Hope he’s ok now . Yes will deffo stop using straw . Have just ordered loads of hay. Thanks x
Yes Jack copes as best he can, he's getting quite old now but he's still in good spirits and healthy. In fact, Jack still popcorns at healthy green hay, the better the quality and smell the more he popcorns. He loves Timothy Hay but he doesn't pop over it.
 
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