Parallax Hay Play Balls
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Hay Play Balls

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Description

Parallax Hay Play Ball

The Hay Play is the original spherical shaped slow forage ball, its unique design has thirty two flat faces that enable the ball to roll around as the horse grazes from it. The movement of the hay play challenges and entertains the horse and offers all the benefits of slow feeding. Single piece construction makes it incredibly strong and durable.

Simply open the cap, fill with hay or even soaked hay, secure the cap, and watch your equine enjoy.
  • Safe for shod horses
  • Tested for extreme temperatures.
  • Ideal for horses on box, or on restrictive diets
  • Holds up to 3kg of hay. Weighs 2kg empty.
  • 42cm diameter 12 x 7cm holes for eating from.
  • Suitable for paddocks, stables or yards.
  • Suitable for most hoofed animals including goats, donkeys and alpacas.
  • Recessed holes make sure dirt doesn't get into your horse's snack.
  • Available in Red, Blue, Purple, Pink and Yellow


NOTE: HOLES ARE 7CM IN DIAMETER, SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR HORSE'S HOOVES ARE LARGER THAN THIS, FOR SAFETY REASONS.

SHIPPING: This product is EXCLUDED from free shipping.

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Customer Reviews

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L.Y.

Unfortunately my horse has dental issues and found it too difficult to get the hay, but a friend with goats took it off my hands, and they love it!

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Regina Rice
We need a bigger ball!

To be honest I was sceptical at first but Buddy loves his ball! For a horse on a restricted diet, spending a LOT of time locked off pasture, this is a great way to ensure he is entertained and fed! I would like a bigger ball so that it lasted even longer

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Linda Huzzey
great slow feeder

Very well made and easy to fill. Works best with pasture or grass hay. Has the potential to be pushed over and onto dung piles. Otherwise great idea and kept my horse busy for quite a while

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Kim Barratt
Love it

Was exactly as pictured and described. Easy to use .My Horses lov it

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Hannah Jorgensen
Absolutely fabulous entertainment

I’ve recently had a young horse suffer colic requiring surgery and months of stable rest. This horse is usually a menace in the stable so we purchase the horse play ball in hopes of keeping him amused. It has been a total success, he plays with it all day and has stopped trying to destroy the stable. I highly recommend this product it’s well made, easy to use/fill, safe and the service was fantastic.

FAQs

FAQs

Which Hole Size should I choose?

When choosing a hay net hole size, several factors should be considered. Here is a summary of the key points for each hole size mentioned:

20mm Sized Holes:

  • Suitable for "expert level" ponies that can eat from 30mm hay nets at impressive speeds.
  • Recommended for horses or ponies that have mastered eating from a 30mm hay net.
  • Ideal for feeding Lucerne to greedy horses or ponies.

30mm Sized Holes:

  • Great for voracious eaters, such as ponies, minis, and horses familiar with slow feed hay nets.
  • Laminitic horses usually benefit from 30mm sized hay nets.
  • Relieves boredom for stabled horses or as a backup net for when the first hay net empties.
  • Recommended for gutzy horses, ponies, or livestock, especially with palatable hay or slow feed experience.
  • Not commonly used for goats, cows, or sheep, but some may use it with palatable hay.

40mm Sized Holes:

  • The most popular hole size for slow feeding, accepted by over 90% of horses.
  • Suitable for slightly stalky hay, providing hay-saving benefits and increasing hay longevity.

60mm Sized Holes:

  • Ideal for saving on hay without significant restriction.
  • Commonly used with low-sugar or coarse and stalky hay, great for older horses and cattle.
  • Suitable for pregnant broodmares or younger horses where slow feeding is unnecessary.
  • Caution: Ensure hoof size is larger than netting size for horse safety.

General Considerations:

  • GutzBusta 40mm holes are a good starting point, with flexibility to go up or down in size.
  • Weather and hay type can influence the suitable hole size.
  • Palatability determines the hole size, with more palatable hay allowing for smaller holes.
  • Horse's health status, weight, and workload should be considered when choosing a hole size.
  • 40mm and 60mm sizes are suitable for saving on wastage, while 30mm slows down eating.
  • Monitor horse's response when introducing a new hay net to avoid over-facing.
  • Different livestock can use various hole sizes, with 40mm being common.
  • Different hole sizes are used throughout the year, for various hays, health conditions, and weight management.
  • Be cautious with shod horses and use appropriate hay rings/feeder to prevent entanglement.

Which Bag Size should I choose?

  1. Extra Small: Float/yard sized net capable of holding up to 1 generous biscuit of hay. Suitable for stables, yards, and floats.

  2. Small: Float/yard sized net capable of holding up to 3 generous biscuits of hay. Versatile and strong, suitable for stables, yards, and floats.

  3. Medium: Capable of holding up to 4-6 biscuits or half a bale of hay. Ideal as an overnight net for stables, yards, and floats.

  4. Large: Full small bale-sized net available. Easy to load a full small bale of hay into. Suitable for stables, yards, and paddocks.

  5. Extra Large: Perfectly fits a 3-Stringer Bale.

  6. Round Bale: Available for different round bale sizes (3x4, 4x4, 5x4, 6x4). Comes in various net sizes (3cm, 4cm, 6cm).

  7. 8x3x3 / 8x4x3 / 8x4x4: Large square bales in sizes 8x4x4, 8x4x3 and 8x3x3. Available in different net sizes (3cm, 4cm, 6cm). Can fit all sizes of round bales.

Note: Custom sizes are not available for premade hay nets.

Knottless vs Knotted

Knotted hay nets are made from UV-stabilized polyethylene netting and have been in use for 8 years. They come in various ply sizes and are tough, durable, and easily repairable. They have been used by many horses and can last 2 to 6 years. Knotted nets are suitable for soaking hay and do not take on the weight of water. They are available in black and offer hole sizes of 30mm, 40mm, and 60mm.

On the other hand, knotless hay nets are made from high-strength polypropylene and have been available since 2019. They are softer and do take on some weight when soaked. The deluxe knotless nets are considered more luxurious and have become popular due to their softness. They are the strongest on the market with 240 ply and come in hole sizes of 20mm, 30mm, 40mm, and 60mm. Knotless nets are also only available in black.

When it comes to strength and longevity, there isn't a significant difference between knotted and knotless nets. Both types have proven to be tough, durable, and long-lasting. While some horses may prefer one material over the other, there is no way to predict which will suit an individual horse better without trying them. Ultimately, the lifespan of the nets depends on the individual horse and usage. Knotted nets have been used for 2 to 6 years without needing repairs, while the lifespan of knotless nets is still unknown after 3 years of use.

Returns & Exchanges

Returns & Exchanges

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase from our store. If you have any issues with your order, please contact us at Gutzbusta so that we can make it right. We have a clear and concise Returns and Refund Policy to make the process as smooth as possible.

Returning Items

To return an item, please contact us at our customer service team via the email below. Make sure to include your order number when contacting staff.

Please pack the item securely in its original packaging and include all accessories and documentation, making sure the order number is clearly visible on the box. We will not accept items that have been modified or used in any way. You are responsible for the cost of return shipping, unless the item is damaged or faulty.

Email: admin@gutzbusta.com.au 

Postal Address: 

GutzBusta Hay Nets
Unit 7 / 1-13 Childs Road
Chipping Norton NSW 2170

Change of Mind

We accept returns for change of mind within 30 days of purchase. These can included swapping or exchanging item(s) for different sizes. The item(s) must be unused, in their original packaging, and in the same condition as when you received them.

We will issue a refund for the purchase price of the item(s) once we receive the item(s), excluding any shipping costs. While this process is under way, it is better to re-order with the correct item(s) to ensure your exchanged item(s) are delivered to you in a timely manner.

Incorrect Items Received

If you received the incorrect item(s), please contact us immediately. We will cover the cost of shipping the incorrect item(s) back to us. We will issue a replacement as soon as possible to you at no extra cost.

Damaged or Faulty Returns

If you receive damaged or faulty item(s), please contact us immediately. We will require photographic evidence of the damage or fault before we can process a return. We will cover the cost of shipping the item(s) back to us, and we will issue a replacement or full refund as soon as possible.

Damaged in Use

If your horse is using our nets and the net becomes damaged during use, please contact us immediately. We will require photographic evidence of the damage as well as the order number. Depending on the situation, we may offer a repair kit or exchange, subject to our discretion. Please note that general wear and tear, or damage caused by misuse may not be covered under our returns and refund policy.

Refunds

Once we receive your returned item(s), we will inspect it to ensure that they are in resalable condition. If the item(s) are in resalable condition, we will issue a refund to the original payment method within 7 business days. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for the refund to appear on your account, depending on your bank or credit card company.

Thank you for shopping with us. If you have any questions or concerns about our Returns and Refund Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Subtotal:
$152.10