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Has anyone had a haybox delivery recently? Our order went through on Wednesday and has yet to be dispatched, it says allow 3-4 days on their site but I’m just wondering how long others may have waited recently!
 

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Yep I’m waiting. My subscription order went through on Tuesday and I’m still waiting for it to be dispatched. I contacted them and they said mine should be dispatched on Monday and will be delivered Tuesday (which isn’t any good for me so I’ve got to try to rearrange it) so I’ve got to go and buy hay today to get me through to the end of the week when I can rearrange my delivery. From what I understand, they are busier than normal and moved to new premises so it’s caused a delay.

I have my order go through on a Tuesday so that it is delivered on a Friday as that is the best day for me without having to rearrange anything. Not had any problems with this arrangement until last month when they were also longer than normal.
 
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Mine was delayed this week- regular subscription order confirmed Monday, usually dispatched Tuesday and arrives Wednesday... I emailed them Thursday and they replied saying it would arrive Friday- which it did- but I didnt get a dispatch email or tracking info, just a text from dpdx on Friday morning saying it was arriving at 2-3pm! So yes late and no option to change delivery day...
 

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I'm glad I'm not the only one having problems then. It's my first order and I'm must say that I'm getting quite impatient waiting for the delivery...must be turning into a guinea pig
 

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I'm glad I'm not the only one having problems then. It's my first order and I'm must say that I'm getting quite impatient waiting for the delivery...must be turning into a guinea pig
dont let this out your off of them! This isn’t their normal service. As I said, normally my order goes through on a Tuesday and it’s delivered on a Friday.
 

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dont let this out your off of them! This isn’t their normal service. As I said, normally my order goes through on a Tuesday and it’s delivered on a Friday.
Oh no not at all.

Everyone says what great quality it is and tbh I'm quite excited to get some and see it for my self. (Hence why I put I must be turning into a guinea pig 😂)
 

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Oh no not at all.

Everyone says what great quality it is and tbh I'm quite excited to get some and see it for my self. (Hence why I put I must be turning into a guinea pig 😂)
I ordered a sample box last week! And ohh my gosh I'm so impressed with their Timothy Hay I've never seen hay so green! 🍏 I will be ordering from them shortly but just before the sample arrived I ordered 7kg from proper fresh farm hay, which I think is called'box of hay' and also quite nice! Is the sample hay really as green as all of their Timothy Hay? I'm not quite sure what to expect if I order in bulk. I'm going to order 15kg to save a bit of money I think! But don't want it not to be green!
 

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I ordered a sample box last week! And ohh my gosh I'm so impressed with their Timothy Hay I've never seen hay so green! 🍏 I will be ordering from them shortly but just before the sample arrived I ordered 7kg from proper fresh farm hay, which I think is called'box of hay' and also quite nice! Is the sample hay really as green as all of their Timothy Hay? I'm not quite sure what to expect if I order in bulk. I'm going to order 15kg to save a bit of money I think! But don't want it not to be green!
Yes it’s exactly as the sample box! You and your piggies will love it!
 

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Glad to know it’s not just us! Luckily I shorted the time between our subscriptions so we have not ran out! I’ll expect ours on Tuesday or Wednesday then!
For anyone who is new and waiting on it, it will be worth the wait!
 

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Yeah, the dispatch recently is quite delayed. I had to make sure that my order is placed on a Friday so the dispatch would be on a Monday or Tuesday and delivery can be 2 days after that. DPD is quite quick with delivery anyway. I also changed my subscriptions to every 3 weeks just to make sure I have a spare box before the next boxes arrive. My piggies can consume a 2.5kg box of meadow hay every 12 days (I mark it in the calendar 😂) and my subscription is for two 2.5kg boxes every 3 weeks.
 

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It's always interesting to hear how much hay other people's pigs eat! I have 5 guinea pigs and they go through about 7 kg every 3.5 weeks? (Well this was their first box of quality farm hay and I was amazed how much they have been eating), which makes me think they didn't particularly like their pet shop meadow hay much as they wouldn't eat much in comparison. Is the current amount normal or are they not eating enough hay? Or am I being too stingy with the hay? Lol
 

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It's always interesting to hear how much hay other people's pigs eat! I have 5 guinea pigs and they go through about 7 kg every 3.5 weeks? (Well this was their first box of quality farm hay and I was amazed how much they have been eating), which makes me think they didn't particularly like their pet shop meadow hay much as they wouldn't eat much in comparison. Is the current amount normal or are they not eating enough hay? Or am I being too stingy with the hay? Lol
Mine eat so much more since I’ve been using haybox. My elderly fussy rabbit has always been tricky with hay but I’ve not had any problems getting him to eat lots since I switched to haybox (I’ve been using them for a year or so now).

I have 5 hay eating furries (two piggies, three rabbits) and I get through roughly a 5kg box a week.
(Mine do live outside though (in shed) and I am now buying a cheaper pet shop meadow hay for bedding so in reality I’m getting through more than 5kg a week!)
 

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A 5kg meadow hay box lasts is about 4.5 weeks since we have swapped to meadow hay they eat every last scrap of it (after they have kicked it all over the cage) I have recommended it to several Instagram friends and they all cannot believe how much their piggies get though either! It really is the best (according to Pepper & Pringle)
 

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It's always interesting to hear how much hay other people's pigs eat! I have 5 guinea pigs and they go through about 7 kg every 3.5 weeks? (Well this was their first box of quality farm hay and I was amazed how much they have been eating), which makes me think they didn't particularly like their pet shop meadow hay much as they wouldn't eat much in comparison. Is the current amount normal or are they not eating enough hay? Or am I being too stingy with the hay? Lol
I'm still quite new to owning pigs...I mean slave 😂 as soon as the pile is almost gone, I go in and add fresh (and poop pick the area)

I have 4 pigs, 2 teens and 2 babies. Currently they are on pet shop meadow and get through almost 3 kg a week. But they're still growing. They'll probably eat a lot more when the haybox hay comes. ☺

As long as they have access to hay 24/7 and they're not losing weigh I think they're fine!
 

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Mine eat so much more since I’ve been using haybox. My elderly fussy rabbit has always been tricky with hay but I’ve not had any problems getting him to eat lots since I switched to haybox (I’ve been using them for a year or so now).

I have 5 hay eating furries (two piggies, three rabbits) and I get through roughly a 5kg box a week.
(Mine do live outside though (in shed) and I am now buying a cheaper pet shop meadow hay for bedding so in reality I’m getting through more than 5kg a week!)
Awh wow, looking forward to giving haybox a try! 5kg is an awful lot! Perhaps mine are not eating enough Hay, although I imagine rabbits eat more hay than guinea pigs? Although it's hard to believe any animal would be greedier than a guinea pig lol
 

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Awh wow, looking forward to giving haybox a try! 5kg is an awful lot! Perhaps mine are not eating enough Hay, although I imagine rabbits eat more hay than guinea pigs? Although it's hard to believe any animal would be greedier than a guinea pig lol
The rabbits do eat a lot, particularly my eldest - it’s on the basis that they should eat a bundle of hay the size of themselves every day and my older rabbit is a big bunny!
 

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Another question do guinea pigs prefer Meadow hay then? I always imagined they would prefer Timothy as in my opinion it looks nicer and it's slightly more expensive.
 

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Another question do guinea pigs prefer Meadow hay then? I always imagined they would prefer Timothy as in my opinion it looks nicer and it's slightly more expensive.
Mine do but it's down to individual preference. They may enjoy it more because it's a mix of grasses really rather than just one sort :)
 

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My 8 piggies get through 10kg meadow hay and 10kg timothy hay from Haybox about every 4 weeks, though I changed my subscription to every 3 weeks so we dont need to worry about running out!
They like meadow for lying in and burrowing in as well as eating, but they also like a pile of timothy twice a day as eating-only hay. The timothy is better for really good teeth abrasion I think, and we have a piggy who is prone to uneven tooth wear so I like her to have plenty timothy to keep those wonky gnashers in check :)
 

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Another question do guinea pigs prefer Meadow hay then? I always imagined they would prefer Timothy as in my opinion it looks nicer and it's slightly more expensive.
Our boys seem to prefer meadow hay, they love all the soft bits of the Timothy hay and the seed heads but don’t eat the stalky bits, as meadow is all soft it works best for us!
 
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