Friday, January 11, 2013

Hay Update

I picked up my 50 lb box of Oxbow hay yesterday. It looks great: nice and green and fragrant. I was pleasantly surprised to be refunded almost $6 for my purchase, but this has lead to some internal conflict. In my previous post "Small Pet Supplies Rant" I mentioned that Pet Supplies Plus and Small Pet Select sell 50 lb of hay for the same price. Because of this I was going to buy my hay from Small Pet Select in the future. I would like to support a small business dedicated solely to the well being of small animals, especially rabbits, but I also like to save money.

Quite the predicament. Any suggestions?

An added benefit to buying from Small Pet Select is I don't have to get depressed whenever I see bunnies for sale at the pet store (although Pet Supplies Plus seems to be not as irresponsible as Uncle Bill's). I saw these little guys the were on "sale". I really hope they end up in good homes, I wish I could save them all. They seemed so happy, the little flopped one was grooming his/her dutch friend and flopped over making a little bunny ying yang. I couldn't help snapping a pic even if it made me sad. Good luck little guys!


  1. I would say that the staff look after the rabbits in their care as these buns have to be happy an feel safe to act like pet supplies plus offer a adoption service for buns that have to be re-homed after being purchased from them pets at home in the UK do,if pet supplies plus do then I would say that they are fairly responsible,plus $6 is quite a saving.I wouldn't feel to bad about getting your hay from them in this day and age with the current financial climate you can't afford to throw money away

    1. I feel like they might occasionally adopt out rabbits, but I'm not sure. I have certainly seen adult rabbit for sale, but most likely they were turned over by the owners, I don't think that they are hosting adoptable animals from a shelter or rescue.

  2. ...I understand the feelings. In every single way.

  3. If you have one near you, rabbit rescues themselves usually sell hay and all the profits benefit the shelter.