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AndrewJ

  • Joined Sep 2013
bugs in Alpaca feed
« on: September 15, 2013, 09:29:14 pm »
Hello. I purchased 4 20 kg of Heygates Lama and Alpaca feed this weekend. I have noticed this morning that there are hunderes of tiny mite like bugs in the new dustbin which contains 2 bags of the feed. Also there are a few meal worm type bugs roaming around inside the dustbin. The dustbin was brand new so I don't think the bugs were left in the bin.

Where do these come from. Is the food out of date??
Will it harm the Alpacas

Thanks Andrew
« Last Edit: September 15, 2013, 09:31:29 pm by AndrewJ »
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shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: bugs in Alpaca feed
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 09:30:52 pm »
id return it and get your money back.

we often got offered free pig food which was mite suspect from our farm shop, so it must be quite common.

AndrewJ

  • Joined Sep 2013
Re: bugs in Alpaca feed
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 10:00:37 am »
will do

Many thanks

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: bugs in Alpaca feed
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 05:23:08 pm »
Mites in feed is common in the summer months especially where there is a lot of feed stored for example at a supplier's. They should spot it and take the feed off sale but they obviously haven't this time. Take it back and get a replacement or a refund.

 

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