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How do you not waste a bunch of hay?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:46 pm


So since winters coming, I started feeding alot more hay (In summer it insulates the cages so I can't feed enough) and I noticed how much falls out throw the cages, all still perfectly good but they pee in it and make it unusable but it's alot of hay. Half of the cages have a bunch of hair they just don't want or they peed on. Is there something I missed? How do I not throw out all this hay?

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Re: How do you not waste a bunch of hay?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:31 pm


I have always used hay mangers , on outside of the cages so rabbits must pull hay through the 1" x 2" wire..
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Re: How do you not waste a bunch of hay?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:41 pm


My cages have 1cm^2 wire so not much of an opinion......maybe I can rig something up like that though

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Re: How do you not waste a bunch of hay?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby dfr1973 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:42 am


I feed hay cubes - they double as chew toys and less waste.
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Re: How do you not waste a bunch of hay?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:15 pm


Never heard of cubes...interesting

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby dfr1973 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:00 am


In with the horse feed and forage.
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Re: How do you not waste a bunch of hay?

Post Number:#7  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:10 am


I put metal baskets in but they jump in and play with it instead of eating but it just got really cold so I think they will start actually eating it

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