Hay Holders Unsafe and Alternatives

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Post   » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:07 am

That's a good shot.

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Post   » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:18 am

"Char03 - I'm sorry about that piggie but am glad to hear he's doing ok. I'm curious to see what this other version of hay rack looks like. Could you provide a link or picture for us?"

Next time is see Piglet is tommorow, fingers crossed his leg has gotten better.
I have googled tons looking for it but I cant find it on the web, to be honest im not to sure what company it was making them (I wish I had kept the packaging now) all I know is that it wasnt super pet. I have taken pictures of my hutch because people were interested to see it and I have one in my kitchen area so when I get the camera developed I will put it up. I think the only downside to the safety one is because the bars are all around and closer its harder to get hay out, but my pigs seem to be fine with it.
Hopefully I will get the camera developed sometime during next week, possibly wednesday.


Post   » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:27 am

Windespirit, you make a few good points there. Agh! If only I had a sewing machine, and didn't live in India! Perhaps even some old t-shirts? I'll think of ideas, and report back. Thanks!

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Post   » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:58 am

T-shirts might work Pimpin, try tying the sleeves together maybe and that might help restrict the hay from free falling out of the neck but piggies can still get to if low enough. Sort of like a silo.

Just did a quick look at postage, the single size hay hammocks can fit in a flat rate international so postage for those anywhere in the world would be $13.00. It's 6-10 day delivery.


Post   » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:30 pm

Not bad, for the international price! I can always order it in advance when I'm home for a visit, too.

I'll give the t-shirt a try. Will keep everyone updated. My main idea is to minimize wastage.

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Post   » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:05 pm

Correction on shipping, looking at the small flat rate boxes those are the same price as envelopes and allowed (yeah!). I wasn't sure at first since some pages are still not updated with the small flat rate sizes.

2 full size hay hammocks or 4 single size can fit into the small flat rate boxes at the same flat rate envelope price.

Good thinking Pimpin, I do have up to 4 months advance ordering option to ;)

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Post   » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:48 pm

Here's the link for calculating postage.


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Post   » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:41 pm

I still like to put hay in the cage for them to play in. They do enjoy it. I know it gets wasted, but that is the fun of it! :) I always put hay in my boys' hay rack and a pile in the cage.

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Post   » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:18 pm

Sorry for bumping this again, you wanted to see what they looked like, I've gotten the pictures developed now (Sorry for the wait, I've been busy with school and exams)
Image I wish I could remember the brand of them now, the pigs seem fine with it, its a little harder to get hay out but they manage fine with it, plus I put piles on the floor and in paper bags for them to play in :3 I might be getting a bigger hay rack soon though as this one seems a little small :3 I found a nice big silver one the other day so I may get that one and switch them over sometime.

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Post   » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:42 pm

I have found empty large oatmeal boxes work well. They are the same idea as toilet paper tubes - but you can stuff a whole lot more hay into the oatmeal boxes. Open up both ends so the piggies can all eat at once.

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Post   » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:50 pm

I will have to dig around for pictures of mine and see what people think.

I am doing a cage redesign and it might be a good time to switch to a hay hammock. or pile? Mine eat fabric so I am not sure if it would work.

I currently have a modified hay tower strapped to the side of the cube. They can't jump into it, and have access to the hay on the bottom which is open. It works like a gravity feeder for hay. Do you think there is any danger they will get caught in it?

http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=49211&post ... cage&start=0

on page 35 of the above thread I have a picture

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Post   » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:15 pm

I used that same hay rack for a while. I think that is totally safe. As long as the pigs aren't babies. I actually had mine supporting the loft so it was like having a cover on it.


Post   » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:02 am

I recently started using toilet paper tubes in addition to the hay box. My pigs love them! I think they like pulling the strands out because they get some resistance when the tubes are stuffed full of hay. Who would have known they would like something so simple and cost free?

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Post   » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:34 am

I'm using the wire baskets from Target that go on modular metal shelves. I think the corners are a LITTLE wide so I've blocked off each corner with a sheet of plastic. They're really easy to hook on and off the cage and seem to work fine.

Melody R

Post   » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:47 am


I accidently posted my experience with these hay mangers on an old thread. But please read it to see what can happen before it does!

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Post   » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:35 pm

Melody, I am so sorry. I just read that thread.

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Post   » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:02 am

I've just taken my hay rack out. I have never had any problems with it but I am not prepared to risk it!

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