Good day. Ludo here.
Today we have reached the letter T in the alphabet. We are guinea pigs, and we are doing the A to Z Challenge. Thank you to everyone who has visited, and to everyone visiting for the first time.
Timothy hay is my favourite hay. It is delicious to eat, although not as good as meadow hay to snuggle in. Biggles burrows in it anyway.
He gets all his hay in a big pile in the middle of his run. Whenever Mummy puts it in he pushes at the pile, and delves into the bottom of it, pushing his nose out the other end at the top. Mummy laughs at him.
I treat my Timothy hay with the respect it deserves. Mummy puts it in my hay rack for me. Sometimes I stand up on my back legs to get the best bits, but Mummy read something recently about this being bad for us, so she’s put the rack lower. I don’t think it makes a difference to me. I quite like stretching for the top bits.
Mummy usually serves us timothy hay, which she calls ‘green hay’, once or twice a day, and meadow hay in the middle. Meadow hay is a mix of grasses, some soft ones, some firmer. Most of the Timothy hay is quite hard, and even the dry blades are crisp and nutty. Yummy, in fact.
I think we are due new boxes of hay today. Mummy gets one big box of each, meadow and Timothy. She gets them from Haybox. Sometimes we run out and she gets them from our Pets Corner shop near the supermarket. We can tell when she does that, because the hay is cut much shorter , even though the bag says it’s ‘long cut’.
This is the Haybox picture of Timothy v Meadow hay so you can see the difference. Usually the Meadow hay is yellow, or beige though.
Do you eat hay? If not, do you buy it for your people that do?