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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Horrible, dry, dusty
This hay is terrible! It arrived yesterday and is brown, dusty and has none of the sweet smell you look for in good quality hay. My Guinea pigs took a sniff and walked away. I hate the Ontrac delivery service as well. The package was sitting by the back door which is rarely used and I didn't know until some kids came and knocked. In LA you do not dump and run. Even when you are home by the time you open the door they are back at the truck.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
Be careful about vendor selected
The hay seems fine to me. Haven't actually tried it, but the pigs chow down and always squeal with excitement when they get more. I'll leave it up to the rodent nutrition experts in the Amazon community to argue out the more technical aspects.
One warning: Be careful about which vendor you use when ordering. Amazon appears to pick one at random to feature at the top of this page and not all vendors are created equal. I noticed this the second time I ordered the hay and for two weeks the order status was "shipping soon". Finally wrote the vendor to see what was sup and they replied. "Oh, yeah. We don't have that in stock" (!!) Well then why was it listed as in-stock on Amazon? And why didn't they send an update? Stay away from: Rollstone Fulfillment.
One of the pet-oriented stores is probably a lot better. I've had good success with All Pet and a few others. Not trying to promote any particular one. But just be sure you click the "other sellers" link and find a company you're comfortable with. The default Amazon choice might be a bust.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. See all 520 customer reviews...
How can a different brand be better? I did some research online and discovered that ...
When I first got my rabbits I fed them Kaytee brand timothy hay exclusively. They appeared to be eating it, but they always had so much leftover. I was at the vets and she suggested I try a different brand. In the back of mind I thought that was ridiculous. Hay is from a plant. How can a different brand be better? I did some research online and discovered that the hay is cut several times. I think rabbits eat the first and second cut of Timothy hay but some web sites call it the second and third cutting. I don't know, but will call it the first and second cutting for explanations sake. First cutting of hay produces a greener product that has higher fiber and nutrients. It includes stems and seed heads. Although I thought you weren't supposed to feed rabbits seeds, these are ok. They really look like a plant that has started to go to seed, but hasn't set seeds yet. The second cutting can be green, but is leaf only so it has a lower amount of fiber. This cutting is softer. Some pets love this softness. Second cutting has less pollen, so if allergies are a problem, that is something to consider. The greener the hay, the higher the nutrient content. I tried Oxbow brand and my rabbits love it. When you open the package your nose is overwhelmed by the aroma of the hay. I did not have this experience with Kaytee brand. The rabbits immediately started eating the Oxbow, something they had never done before. The individual pieces of Kaytee are much smaller than the long pieces in Oxbow. Oxbow is green whereas most of the Kaytee I have purchased are browner. If your pet enjoys Kaytee, I certainly wouldn't change, but if you have a finicky eater it might be worth a change. I am unable to buy Oxbow where I live so I purchase it online. If I buy from the local petshop I purchase Kaytee. In my experience I would compare Kaytee brand to driving a Camry. It's a good middle of the road product. I would compare Oxbow to driving a luxury car. They are both going to get you where you are going, but one may get you there with ammenitites the other doesn't have.