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Cat with hay fetish??
« on: April 21, 2013, 01:47:37 PM »
For those with cats and critters -- do you have problems with the cat getting into the critter hay?  Luci will get into the hay box if she can, and she'll pull out pieces and drag them around the house.  I have hay everywhere because of her!

I've always kept the hay in a cardboard box.  Do you think it would be ok in a plastic bin with a lid?
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Re: Cat with hay fetish??
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 01:55:47 PM »
As long as the hay can still get some ventilation (not an air-tight box) it will be fine. I have a giant 40lb box delivered twice a year and I always end up finding one of my cats in it. He loves sleeping on a bed of hay. I used to have a cat who would pick the hay out between the wires of the cages and eat it. Luckily none of the current cats eat hay (it always comes back up..).
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Re: Cat with hay fetish??
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 03:15:37 PM »
Banzai likes to steal Kale from my guinea pigs!
He'll snag hay too when I'm doing cages or we're heading to a show...the carrier get lots of hay and treats for a show weekend to keep the pigs eating and happy and the not-so-lil brat reaches in to the carriers and pulls the stuff out one bit at a time!

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Re: Cat with hay fetish??
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 07:36:32 AM »
My cat doesn't have a hay fetish, but if it makes you feel better he likes to lick plastic....just lick it, not eat it. He's so strange lol.

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Re: Cat with hay fetish??
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 02:11:59 PM »
My cat doesn't have a hay fetish, but if it makes you feel better he likes to lick plastic....just lick it, not eat it. He's so strange lol.

Oh hay isn't the only fetish.  She also licks paper.

I don't think she eats the hay, I think she just drags it around.  She's claimed a small area rug in front of the downstairs bathroom and I'll find hay strands there.
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