How do you feed them hay?

KGill

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Good evening everyone
How does everyone feed hay to their piggies? I tried plastic hay racks that sit on the outside of the indoor cage as the vet said the wire ones were dangerous (they can climb in and break a leg apparently). They didn't really eat it anyway. I also tried the hay ball but read that they can be dangerous so we stopped using that. I bought an upright cylindrical wooden hay rack but again they weren't fussed - they seem to like being in it and on it when they eat. This is fine but then it gets covered in pee and poo. It's costing me a small fortune as I need to make sure they have plenty but also that its fresh every day. He especially likes to sit on it, and pee and poo. I now tend to just stick a load in the bedroom.
They're outside at the moment and love to eat fresh grass, but I'm worried that this won't wear down their teeth.
Thanks for comments and thoughts :)
 

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Grass will wear down their teeth, if is their natural food, so don’t worry about that. They do still need hay available all the time though.

I just put piles of hay on the floor for my two (they live in my shed and are bedded on a mixture of meadow hay and fleece), they enjoy being amongst it while they are eating and I find they eat so much more than when I used to use hay racks. I throw down fresh piles of meadow and Timothy hay 3-4 times per day It does mean waste as they do poop on it but they always need fresh hay and wastage is going to always be there
 

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Thank you - I'll stop worrying then - especially if it's not just them that like it 'seasoned' ;)
 

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I do the same as Piggies&buns and just chuck a big pile on the floor. When I first got my boys I had a rack but they never seemed to eat much out of it so I abandoned that. I do waste hay but I think it's worth it as they really enjoy burrowing in it and I enjoy watching them.
 

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I have 2 cat litter trays...and one plastic storage box .. lined with newspaper and full of hay...
Small ones get changed each morning, topped up and night. Big one gets changed prob 2/3 days and topped up each day..
 

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We have a designated cage area just for hay, also some Rosewood corner rabbit litter trays in the corners of the big cage that I fill with hay. Hay is a big source of enrichment and fun as well as a main food source, piggies are happiest if they can dive right in, sleep in in, pee in it, make a bed in it, invite a friend, dress up in a hay hat and wander round wearing it... big hay piles are worth more to piggies than any toys you could buy them!
 
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My pigs whole cage floor is meadow hay, with new paper lining, and then a pile of Cheap good Timothy hay in one corner, and then the opposite corner is a pile is posh expensive Timothy
 

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Mine have a cat carrier with the door off filled with hay, they sleep in there as well.

They also have hay cakes.
 

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Mine have it on a pile on the floor or in a bowl (it’s a huge bowl... more like a dog bowl! They often sit in it... or tip it over their heads 😂)
 
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