Who was the bright spark that invented this - someone who obviously didn't ever need to use it. Is there a knack? I usually buy big bags of 'loose' hay. It's great, good quality and EASY TO GET OUT OF THE BAG! However, husband came with me to the pet shop and thought the vacuum packed stuff was better value for money. It takes me ages to get about 3 pieces of hay out, got a good mind just to cut the plastic off & put the whole thing on the floor - let the girls take it apart themselves!