Unfortunately the quality of this brand of hay has significantly gone downhill. I have been getting this brand of 90oz bags for my Guinea Pigs for years, and I remember just a year or two ago the quality was decent or okay. The pigs liked it and all was good. Lately though in the past 6 months the quality has gone down significantly. The pieces are MUCH smaller, there’s dust and tiny particles everywhere, the color is very drab and brown. The pigs won’t eat it. There is so much waste, maybe 25% of the bag at best is eaten, and the rest is thrown out. 2 weeks ago I got a bag of a different brand and the pieces were so much richer in color and quality. The pigs loved it so much there was hardly ANY waste leftover. Unfortunate to say that I will be switching to a different brand of hay unless the quality were to get better.
I have been reading other reviews and I can concur. The quality of this hay is not what it used to be. I always like getting the 96 oz bag of hay so it lasts longer for my 2 guinea pigs. However, at least 1/3 of the bag is fine dust and particles from the hay. This has to be strained from the feeding hay or else the pigs will sneeze and cough. It doesn't seem like it is super dry but something in the process is broken. I am not going to order the larger bag any longer. I will order the size smaller and may regret it but we will see. Hope this helps you in your purchase.
Our beloved guinea pig of 5 years passed away, so I contacted Chewy to return my order. Was able to return with no problem, and received the kindest message from Craig W in customer service and flowers! The thoughtfulness brought tears to my eyes, and meant so much to our family. Some people might not understand and think, oh it's just a guinea pig, but you did! We will be Chewy customers for life. Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughtfulness in our loss.
I’ve been using this hay for a year with not many issues in consistency. I’ve noticed the last few months the hay is mostly tiny bits and dust with very few long hay pieces. My rabbits are picky eaters so now I’m at a loss as to what to switch to since they won’t eat most hay from other brands.
For years I have bought this and oxbow to keep stock and variety, and because this is a little cheaper. I am just going to pay more in order to get edible hay. lately I have had to throw away at least a third of the bag as it is a powdered dusty mess. The useable hay looks like clippings from the bottom of my lawn mower. my buns like the taste of what is there, but I am not going to keep buying 96 ounce bags that have 40 ounces of garbage.
We always order Kaytee brand Timothy Hay. It varies in quality - perhaps seasonally? - and this last batch was lots of small pieces, very messy for the bunnies to eat. But Chewy shipped it promptly. Just wish there was more consistency in the quality from the seller, Kaytee.
I have bought many bags of this Timothy Hay over the years and have never had a bag like this most recent one. The hay throughout the bag is like a dust. My piggies can barley eta it since it is so fine and dusty.
This hay is mostly chaff and the rest is chopped so tiny, it falls out of hay bags in guinea pig pens. I am hugely disappointed. So, now I have two bags of this stuff and most of it gets thrown out. Giant waste.
I ordered a very large bag of this Timothy hay, and unfortunately it is very poor quality. It is chopped up so fine and not fresh. My rabbit won’t touch the stuff. I Definitely do NOT recommend this product!
I normally buy Oxbow blends and its, 90-oz...every 3 weeks or so. Sometimes I'll buy this one...just to compare and it seems Kaytee really goes fast. Points for it not being a struggle to get out the bag and its not like im "over feeding" my rabbits. idk. its weird to me. Last about 2 weeks. Anyway its a good product. like i said no struggle to get it out the bag, and my rabbits will eat it...when theyre not chewing up the walls lol. lol. I'll probably buy more in the future.