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Feeding hay from pets at home

Abirose

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I was just topping up my Guinea pigs hay rack, with Burgess Excel feeding hay with Dandelion & Marigold and was shocked to find in the bag a handful of orange bale twine (2 inch long pieces). Just letting you know to keep a look out if you use this feeding hay.
 

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You should always keep an eye on any hay as there is always any chance of twine, stones or even dead wildlife has been found :yikes: due to the way hay is grown and farmed there's always going to be some risk though large objects should be avoided. I would take a photo and email it to Burgess. I found something odd in my 10kg bag of pellets and asked science selective on twitter out of curiousity rather than complaining but they said they would send me a free bag anyway... I was expecting maybe a 2kg bag but nope they sent another 10kg
 

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Thanks for the warning. I'd let them know as they are pretty hot on quality control at Burgess, something's gone wrong in their checking!
I've had blue twine in several bags of another make, so always check each handful as I fill the hay boxes now.
 

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After once finding a dead rat in a bag of hay, I now always empty the hay in to a black bin bag and run my fingers through it (thankfully the rat was at the top of the bag and we could smell it as soon as we opened the bag) Thanks for the warning
 
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