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Sgraft

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Hey

We have recently made a hay bag for our guinea pigs. I was at work today and a family member checked in on them and found one of the piggies inside the hay bag and she wasn't responding. After getting her out of the hay bag and moving her she responded and started running around (thank god!) I don't think she was in there for too long but just glad we found her in time because I think she would have probably died if left much longer.

Was absolutely terrified as you can probably imagine!

This has made me really really nervous and has put me off using a hay bag. We didn't even make the holes big. Has anyone had similar experiences and what alternatives can I use for keeping their hay clean and off the floor.

Thank you :)
 

Kerrie74

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We've got bags, the sows go in and out but never any problems like that no, they even fall asleep in there.

It's scary when things like that happen :/
 

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I'd hate to be in that situation. I've heard of quite a few piggies get stuck and/or injured in hay bags, so it's mostly put me off them. You can use hay racks, but then there's the risk of getting a tooth hooked in the bars and hanged (a member on this or another forum had that happen from what I remember :(). I use bent c&c grids as hay racks, so the gaps are much bigger. My three can't get their head stuck or anything similiar as they're too big. I did use litter trays to put hay in, but the hay got dirty too often and had to replace it at least once a day. It's best to experiment and see what works best for you :)
 
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