Does hay go off?

Eddie & Elvis

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Yesterday I had to open a bag of pet shop hay because my haybox hay took a while to come. Then this morning my haybox order came. I've only used a little bit of the pet shop hay so could I save it as emergency hay for the future or will it go stale/go off?
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I think as long as it’s kept dry and stored somewhere cool(ish) it should be okay.
 

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I'm glad I asked I was going to keep it in it's plastic bag. What do you mean by a paper shopping bag?
 

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What I would say is that it does dry out and loose colour (and I assume flavour) over time.
Personally rather than waste it I would just mix it in with your Haybox hay for now.
I always give my piggies a mix of different hays.
 

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That's what I've done before when I've got the timing of the delivery wrong but I thought I should keep some so I don't have to rush out to buy some if it happens again. Does it take very long for hay to go brown?
 
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