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13-02-2008, 07:50 PM
I found a farm that sells a bale of hay for 2.50. I was wondering if I could buy two and put one in each playhouse, would they go rotten?
They pee in their litter trays so they wouldn't pee in the hay.

13-02-2008, 07:54 PM
i buy a bale n keep it in a concrete shed n it never rots.x

sue 1974
13-02-2008, 07:56 PM
i read in the Rabbitin mag that hay lasts for a year as long as it doesn't get damp or wet:D

13-02-2008, 07:57 PM
thanks :)
I think it'd be nicer for the bunnies if they had as much hay as they want :D

BB Mommy
13-02-2008, 07:57 PM
You are supposed to be able to store hay for 12 months without it losing its nutritional value, but I guess it depends on how it's stored.
I store mine inside an old quilt cover (useful for when fetching the bale home in the car too), in a dark, ventilated shed, but to be honest a bale has never lasted longer than 3 weeks before it's all used up:lol:

13-02-2008, 08:26 PM
If you put it where the rabbits have access to it they will be inclined to poop on it. :-) We put half a bale of hay in our shed over christmas for some warmth for them and even though they are litter trained they still used it as a toilet.

13-02-2008, 08:27 PM
I don't have anywhere to store it except the sheds :(

13-02-2008, 08:32 PM
Would you be able to screw a hook into the ceiling and hang the bale from there. We have allsorts hanging from our shed ceiling. :lol:

Ben's mum
13-02-2008, 08:36 PM
Why not get one bale at a time, then if you only put half a bale in each shed it'll be less wasted if they do wee on it

13-02-2008, 08:36 PM
hang a bale from the ceiling?:lol:

13-02-2008, 09:33 PM
Mine are litter trained but if there is any hay on the floor they will toilet on it.