nessie216 wrote: »
Out of interest sistercas - do you know how much you spend on your guineas every week/month?
What things do you do to try and save money in regards to their food/bedding etc.???
Curious as i have 8 guineas & 1 rabbit (DH's) and it quite scary when i tot up how much i spend with them - i know they are worth it though!
sistercas wrote: »
i'm just trying to tot up what i spend
approx £12- £15 a month on bedding and dry food
today ive bought them :
a bag of kale £1
2 packs of green beans £1.18 for both
romaine lettuce £1
2 cucumbers £1.38
£4.56 and i do this twice a week
so probably around £50 a month :eek:
i have supplementing them with dandelions this last few weeks
what do you feed yours?
Pixie_Fairydust wrote: »
Do you think I would be mean asking dd's boyfriend to pay a bit of rent
nessie216 wrote: »
Just added up total for last month £50.45 on fresh food for 8 guineas & rabbit
Normally buy spinach, kale, celery, spring greens (fantastic buy @ mr t - pack for ~ 97p but you have to cut up yourself!), cucumber if on offer, carrots, peppers, sweetcorn (normal or baby), apple, parsley if on offer, sprouts (if in season & not too many!)
Also give them any bits of my food i won't eat e.g. broccoli stalk, little bit too ripe bananas, outer leaves of cabbages, any fruit that won't last! e.g. if i buy a punnet of grapes that i don't fancy any more (all good intentions of eating them when i buy them!:rotfl:)
I try as much as possible to get the reduced veg - but making sure it isn't bad iykwim - if it doesn't look fit for human consumption they don't eat it! (DH has OCD and cuts everything up in little pieces for them! :rotfl:)
Spend ~ £20 every 2/3 months on [email protected] nuggets (10kg)
I scrounge off neighbours/family/work for newspapers, i get my wood shavings free from a mate from his work, hay i buy in horse size bales @ ~ £4-7 each
Also growing my own veg for them! Whole raised bed dedicated to them!
If you have the space, i would reccommend buying in bulk - especailly the hay - dry food not so sure as the vitamins depreciation - bedding especially - depending on what you use of course!
P.S. nothing is cheaper than letting them be lawnmowers!
hex2 wrote: »
A little flurry of activity in the co-op, aldi and lidl yesterday. I had to take the boys so a few none essentials crept in, but I was quite impressed that thye had the sense to suggest that £1.99 on ten ice creams would only buy two ice creams in the newsagents - they are 6 and 8 :A.
Co-op has PG Tips - 160, 2 for £5. We had very nearly run out so a timely offer.
Working hard to use up stocks and make do as much as I can.
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