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Starina

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Hay
« on: July 08, 2012, 05:07:38 AM »

Is there any kind of Hay that I can give Peach??

I'm currently using the Timothy hay, and sometimes the stores own hay, but my allergies have been really bad the past few weeks, I'm thinking that it may be due to the hay I'm using, is there anything else I can give her that won't set off my allergies?
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Re: Hay
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 09:33:07 AM »

All loose hay is dusty and can set off an allergy attack. We have the same issue in my household. I often sneeze a lot around the bedding and the hay. I have found that Oxbow is slightly less dusty, though. A better solution would be to feed hay cubes.
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Re: Hay
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 04:01:28 PM »

You could try hay cubes if you have a hay allergy. I would suggest the timothy/alfalfa cubes.

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Re: Hay
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 11:56:31 AM »

Thanks,

I'll get rid of the hay I've got first and once that's gone I'll try the hay cubes.

I'm not sure if the hay is the reason for my allergies I do suffer from allergies from pollen, but it has been especially bad for the past few weeks. And my partner suggested it could be Peach that I'm allergic too.

I've read though that the fur on Chinchillas aren't the type that get allergies. But I'll check the hay out. It's manageable but annoying I'm sick of sneezing and itching lol.

I've got another bag of hay to go and then I'll try the hay cubes for her. I do think the hay is the only option for the allergy as it's the only thing in the cage that could possibly set it off.
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Re: Hay
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012, 02:29:09 PM »

Heya...my wife suffers from hay fever and one morning she opened the bag that the bale of timothy hay is in and the dust shot up at her. Her entire face swelled up and she had rashes and everything. Also, she is allergic to cat and sometimes even our dog affects her but our chin has never given her a problem.
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Re: Hay
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 08:48:29 PM »

Heya MB,

Yeah I'm quite sure now it's the hay, Peach has been running about most the afternoon, jumping all over me and even sitting on my cheek whilst I lay reading a book and I didn't so much as get a sniffle.

So it's obviously not her that's doing it.
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Re: Hay
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 11:56:46 PM »

The hay cubes really help if it is the hay. My husband has seasonal allergies with pollen and he can't be near the loose hay either.

However, he can be near the hay cubes no problem.  ;) He doesn't have the sneezing or anything from them, yet the loose hay really does give him the worst reaction.

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Re: Hay
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 02:01:16 AM »

How is everything going with your chinchilla? Do you like??
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Re: Hay
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 02:40:15 PM »

Awh she's great MB; I still can't pick her up though, she won't let me. But she comes over to me, and sits on me, lets me stroke her and stuff, but I've never picked up up. Had no reason to tbf, she gets in and out of the cage herself. And comes up to the side to 'talk' to me. 

I wish she'd play with me a bit more, still gaining her trust I guess lol.
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Re: Hay
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 01:35:02 PM »

Awesome..glad to hear all is well. Mine doesnt let me pick her up either...ive had to pick her up twice and she does not like it. She will sit on my arms and let me raise them and put my face in her fur though. Thats taken a good9 months though.
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Re: Hay
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2012, 09:06:02 PM »

Do the cubes have the same benefits of the actual hay?
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Re: Hay
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2012, 05:59:49 AM »

The cubes do have the same benefits.  They are still the same hay as the loose its just compressed into tiny bales. 
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Re: Hay
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 11:07:04 PM »

I use the hay cubes for my chins. they live in my room and I don't suffer any problems with them.
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