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Graciee
27-09-2018, 07:10 PM
Weird one.

Roofer put some kind of solvent on the roof to garage where it's leaking. I keep all hay and bedding in there. Opened it this evening to get litter pellets and the solvent smell hit me... I've left the doors open and it is dissipating but is the hay safe to feed? I'm really not sure :( I've got a massive headache from the smell :(

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joey&boo
27-09-2018, 07:25 PM
Bummer. I wouldn't risk it

MightyMax
27-09-2018, 07:31 PM
Weird one.

Roofer put some kind of solvent on the roof to garage where it's leaking. I keep all hay and bedding in there. Opened it this evening to get litter pellets and the solvent smell hit me... I've left the doors open and it is dissipating but is the hay safe to feed? I'm really not sure :( I've got a massive headache from the smell :(

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How's your hay stored? Is it bagged?

When did the men finish work on the roof?

Graciee
27-09-2018, 07:32 PM
How's your hay stored? Is it bagged?

When did the men finish work on the roof?It's the Timothyhay.co.uk stuff, just in those white bags they ship them in


They haven't finished just did this waterproof layer, Idk what the next step is, as there's no communication between roofer, my dad and me tbh. But I know the roofer has to come back.
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Graciee
27-09-2018, 07:32 PM
Bummer. I wouldn't risk itYea that's what I'm thinking

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Craig 1965
27-09-2018, 07:33 PM
Hmmm - I'm sort of leaning towards agreeing with Joey&Boo. The solvent is obviously unknown - it's an exterior solvent I assume so it may be bitchumen based (again, I'm assuming). The smell (or esther) may contain some chemical particles which may get into the dried hay and as much as it's a pain, it may be wiser to just abandon the hay and bedding for the safety of your bunnies. I know this is a bummer and not your fault, but it's probably the safest thing for your rabbits. And I hope your headache subsides quickly.

MightyMax
27-09-2018, 07:35 PM
It's the Timothyhay.co.uk stuff, just in those white bags they ship them in


They haven't finished just did this waterproof layer, Idk what the next step is, as there's no communication between roofer, my dad and me tbh. But I know the roofer has to come back.
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I'd drop Gavin a note at timothy hay.co.uk, as he or Janice respond really fast.

Ask them what they think - it's been wrapped up but the bag is breathable, so difficult to say.

Graciee
27-09-2018, 07:36 PM
Hmmm - I'm sort of leaning towards agreeing with Joey&Boo. The solvent is obviously unknown - it's an exterior solvent I assume so it may be bitchumen based (again, I'm assuming). The smell (or esther) may contain some chemical particles which may get into the dried hay and as much as it's a pain, it may be wiser to just abandon the hay and bedding for the safety of your bunnies. I know this is a bummer and not your fault, but it's probably the safest thing for your rabbits. And I hope your headache subsides quickly.Yeaaa I'm thinking you're right, it's a completely bummer there's at least £500 worth if not more of bedding, hay, hay and forage bales, and stuff like that - but not sure I wanna risk it tbh :/

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Omi
27-09-2018, 08:28 PM
Yeaaa I'm thinking you're right, it's a completely bummer there's at least £500 worth if not more of bedding, hay, hay and forage bales, and stuff like that - but not sure I wanna risk it tbh :/

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Gosh, that's a lot of hay :shock: I would not feel happy using the hay with the information you have, but it might be worth trying to establish exactly what the chap used, so that you can research it online.

TheThreeB's
27-09-2018, 09:09 PM
Oh man, that's a lot to have to waste, but I don't think I'd risk it either. It's that horrible what if voice, isn't it x

Graciee
27-09-2018, 09:11 PM
Gosh, that's a lot of hay :shock: I would not feel happy using the hay with the information you have, but it might be worth trying to establish exactly what the chap used, so that you can research it online.Yeaaaaa [emoji38] yea maybe, altho no chemical is gunna be good. Think ima just clear it all out tomorrow night when I get home - shame tbh, I've ordered some more hay gunna put that in a shed temporarily, then I'll have to replace other stuff once roof is sorted I think, nightmare tbh, gunna have to buy some hay in pets at home to get me til new hay arrives, ordered it earlier, but guessing it'll be next week now :(

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Graciee
27-09-2018, 09:11 PM
Oh man, that's a lot to have to waste, but I don't think I'd risk it either. It's that horrible what if voice, isn't it xYea exactly!

All the hammie toys will have to go too, and his bedding which isn't cheap [emoji24]

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MightyMax
27-09-2018, 09:17 PM
Yeaaa I'm thinking you're right, it's a completely bummer there's at least £500 worth if not more of bedding, hay, hay and forage bales, and stuff like that - but not sure I wanna risk it tbh :/

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Oh gracious, I thought it was just the one bag of timothy wrapped up :shock:

Graciee
27-09-2018, 09:32 PM
Oh gracious, I thought it was just the one bag of timothy wrapped up :shock:Yeaaa nahhhh [emoji849] unfortunately not, I've emailed gavin like you suggested, but I'll have to get some hay tomorrow night I'm guessing until new stuff arrives then clear everything out tomorrow night, sucks coz all the forage boxes and stuff are just wrapped up in brown paper, so those all need to go too :(

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loobers25
27-09-2018, 09:44 PM
Well, I think we have all learnt a valuable lesson here. Bunnies stuff belongs inside, hooman belongings outside! :D

I am trying to think what the stuff could be used for to save it going to waste?

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Graciee
27-09-2018, 10:30 PM
Well, I think we have all learnt a valuable lesson here. Bunnies stuff belongs inside, hooman belongings outside! :D

I am trying to think what the stuff could be used for to save it going to waste?

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[emoji38][emoji38] If only we had the space inside!

Yea terrible waste tbh :( I'd rather be safe tho

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TheBee
28-09-2018, 05:45 AM
No, I definitely wouldnít use it. Itís a waste but it just isnít worth the risk.

William
28-09-2018, 05:52 AM
Ah man that's a shame but I wouldnt risk it either. You just don't know. :(

I was thinking it was just a few bags of hay and bedding - thought I'd read it wrong and it was £50 instead of £500 :shock:

Graciee
28-09-2018, 06:58 AM
Ah man that's a shame but I wouldnt risk it either. You just don't know. :(

I was thinking it was just a few bags of hay and bedding - thought I'd read it wrong and it was £50 instead of £500 :shock:Yeaa well two bags of hay is £40 all ready, and there was more than a couple in there, then there's all the bedding, then the long haired syrians bedding which is like £20 for three bags, which is only three changes of his tank, which I do weekly and I'm not always home so I tend to buy more so if I can't be here for deliverys we don't run out, then there's other hays and forage, and just generally stuff, like hammies box of toys, some of which are made from hay and stuff, they're just living in a cardboard box so I don't wanna risk any of that either. Also all the litter pellets which were just in that paper packaging I can't remember how much they cost tbh but 30l bag lasts just like one maybe two changes of litter trays? Which I have two to change every night and I think they're £15-£20 per bag...? I just spent about a hundred earlier in the week on amazon getting more [emoji38] really not ideal, but could be worse, the animals all being okay is more important than stuff and money.

But, it's an awful shame and waste.

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Shimmer
28-09-2018, 08:18 AM
Can you leave it outside for a few days to air out and see if the smell goes? If the good weather holds up, it is worth a go. Stuff in bags (eg the litter) or that was in the middle of a stack would probably be ok if left out with plenty of ventilation for a while, especially if it isn't going to be eaten. Then you need to thing about where to store all the supplies as the garage will also need airing out before you use it again.

MightyMax
28-09-2018, 04:02 PM
Aaawww Grace - any thoughts yet? I'm so sorry about all this :(

Graciee
28-09-2018, 04:47 PM
Aaawww Grace - any thoughts yet? I'm so sorry about all this :(Ah don't be! Its just stuff

I contacted Timothyhay.co.uk like you suggested, they said they couldn't comment whether or not it's safe, but the bags are breathable - I wasn't expecting any other response honestly so that's okay.

I'm just gunna dump it all, I've got a busy weekend ahead so not sure when but I'm not going to store new hay in there anyway til after roof is finally sorted.

Not going to reorder anything fancy either til after roof is sorted because the shed is the only other place I can store stuff and it's not got a load of free space.

I'm hoping the new bale of fitch will be okay, I was carrying it in there when I noticed the smell, and I stupidly left it in the garage for about 10 mins, before I brought it out, it is double wrapped in plastic so hoping it's okay, otherwise I'll have to go get some carefresh and that's expensive [emoji38]

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Graciee
28-09-2018, 04:49 PM
Can you leave it outside for a few days to air out and see if the smell goes? If the good weather holds up, it is worth a go. Stuff in bags (eg the litter) or that was in the middle of a stack would probably be ok if left out with plenty of ventilation for a while, especially if it isn't going to be eaten. Then you need to thing about where to store all the supplies as the garage will also need airing out before you use it again.

Yea I just don't think I wanna risk it tbh. Well the smells completely gone now, I left the doors open all night, this morning no smell really, and the rest of the roofing job doesn't require more of this stuff as far as I'm aware so hopefully it'll be okay now.

Going to store new stuff in shed temporarily :)

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MightyMax
28-09-2018, 11:55 PM
Ah don't be! Its just stuff

I contacted Timothyhay.co.uk like you suggested, they said they couldn't comment whether or not it's safe, but the bags are breathable - I wasn't expecting any other response honestly so that's okay.

I'm just gunna dump it all, I've got a busy weekend ahead so not sure when but I'm not going to store new hay in there anyway til after roof is finally sorted.

Not going to reorder anything fancy either til after roof is sorted because the shed is the only other place I can store stuff and it's not got a load of free space.

I'm hoping the new bale of fitch will be okay, I was carrying it in there when I noticed the smell, and I stupidly left it in the garage for about 10 mins, before I brought it out, it is double wrapped in plastic so hoping it's okay, otherwise I'll have to go get some carefresh and that's expensive [emoji38]

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Dumping it will also be a nightmare, won't it?
Can you use some as compost in the garden or will it all have to go to the tip?

Graciee
29-09-2018, 09:36 AM
Dumping it will also be a nightmare, won't it?
Can you use some as compost in the garden or will it all have to go to the tip?Oh yea.. Gunna have to load up the car and go to the tip.. And no unfortunately compost is full there's just so much of it

I have to got to the tip with all my animal waste once a week anyway - which is normally like 10 black bags full - as my dad has issue with putting it out for bin day anyway.. So it's just a double load this week I guess
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MightyMax
29-09-2018, 10:08 AM
Oh yea.. Gunna have to load up the car and go to the tip.. And no unfortunately compost is full there's just so much of it

I have to got to the tip with all my animal waste once a week anyway - which is normally like 10 black bags full - as my dad has issue with putting it out for bin day anyway.. So it's just a double load this week I guess
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Oh dear :(