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Post by Akitu30 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:38 am

I thought of offering the boys some hay for enrichment. I had a look on Ratrations and found some on there. Does anyone know if they are any good?

http://www.ratrations.com/burgess-excel ... -1761.html

http://www.ratrations.com/timothy-hay-w ... -1348.html

http://www.ratrations.com/timothy-hay-w ... -1349.html
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Re: Hay

Post by acapae_wolf » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:15 pm

Since most rats don't consume hay for food and it's just an enrichment nesting thing I usually get plain meadow hay without named flowers added as it's cheaper. But those can be nice options too, especially since enrichment options that focus on smells are often overlooked (given as how we have pathetic noses compared to rats) :)
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Re: Hay

Post by Akitu30 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:18 pm

Thanks Beri. I've used some hay a while ago and they loved sleeping on it. I assume as they all state that they are dust extracted that they should be ok for them. I've just never used Burgess hay and wasn't sure what the quality would be like.
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Re: Hay

Post by acapae_wolf » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:31 pm

Burgess is good quality hay :)
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Post by izzerie » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:28 am

This has reminded me to try some hay with my boys again. I had to stop for a while because I had a rat who appeared allergic to it (she was very delicate respiratory wise though, so it might just have been that) and I keep forgetting to buy some more now she's not with us. That and the mice loved it as well!
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Re: Hay

Post by acapae_wolf » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:18 pm

I know you weren't considering it given the RR links, but for anyone else I don't recommend dustfreehay.co.uk - massive marketing flaw and I'm currently sat here trying not to have an asthma attack. The dust levels are on par with the really poor quality hays used for cattle
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