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Questions about moths and rabbits U/D it's the hay!!

Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:22 pm

I hate them Hissy

There were 3 in Molly and Junior's room last night when I put them to bed. THREE!!

Is it possible they're coming out of the bag of hay??? There's a mosquito net over their bedroom window so I can't think how else they're getting in!

Am I an idiot for letting them bother me?! Will they bother Molly and Junior??


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Post by woodwench on Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:13 pm

Sorry ... but, yes, you are being ... well, shall we say, a bit daft!
They won't hurt you and as certain as eggs is eggs they won't bother your buns.
Do you freak out over butterflies?
Moths are just night flying butterflies. Look at them closely, they have fantastic markings, even the brown jobs.
They may come out of the hay if the hay is recently cut but it's unlikely they would survive in cuts from several months ago.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:08 pm

I love moths and butterflies and hold them whenever I can, they are so lovely and soft.  Don't worry hun, they will not bother the bunnies.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:37 pm

woodwench wrote:Sorry ... but, yes, you are being ... well, shall we say, a bit daft!
They won't hurt you and as certain as eggs is eggs they won't bother your buns.
Do you freak out over butterflies?
Moths are just night flying butterflies. Look at them closely, they have fantastic markings, even the brown jobs.
They may come out of the hay if the hay is recently cut but it's unlikely they would survive in cuts from several months ago.
Butterflies don't come in my house Laughing but if they did in sure they'd freak me out too! I hate bugs!!!!! Hissy

Thumper was terrified of spiders and used to wake me in the night to remove them so I guess I'm in remove-all-bugs mode Laughing

It's a new bag of Ings hay from hay for pets, I'm not sure if they just bag it when you order!
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:37 pm

jolovesbunnies wrote:I love moths and butterflies and hold them whenever I can, they are so lovely and soft.  Don't worry hun, they will not bother the bunnies.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:28 pm

Yep! The months are coming from the bag of hay. I've just seen one moving about in the bag Hissy

I'm assuming it's ok to still feed it to them?!
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Post by woodwench on Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:37 pm

It's fine to feed. This must be a species of moth that feeds on the grass/hay.
There must be thousands of moths, bugs in every field of hay... just think: grasshoppers, thrips, greenfly, stag beetles, ants..... no end of species.
No one, human or bun will suffer.
Feed in peace!
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:55 pm

Thank you, Dee for putting my mind at rest. I'm working tomorrow but maybe on Friday I'll take the bag out in the garden and give it a good shake, see if I can get them out!

They are certainly moths I've never seen before. I'll try and get a pic for you Smile
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Post by woodwench on Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:10 pm

Good .. maybe I can identify them. Try and get them with something alongside for size comparisson.
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