Is this Timothy Hay good (photo attached)?

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I'm a new rabbit owner and I wanted to be economical and buy hay by the bale. I bought one from a feed store about a half an hour away from me. It was $20 for a 40 lb. bale. It doesn't look or smell as nice as the Kaytee timothy hay I had originally purchased for my bun. Can anyone tell me if this is usable, good hay? There are also a lot of these floral weed looking things...
 

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It's difficult to see the photo well.

Some places sell hay that is older or not fresh. Be sure to ask to see the hay before you buy it. Look for fresher, greener looking hay. Sometimes one side of a bale may be sun-bleached but the inside should be green.

I've refused to buy hay that doesn't look good enough.

Here is a bale that costs about $17. It weighs probably over 100 lbs.
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It's difficult to see the photo well.

Some places sell hay that is older or not fresh. Be sure to ask to see the hay before you buy it. Look for fresher, greener looking hay. Sometimes one side of a bale may be sun-bleached but the inside should be green.

I've refused to buy hay that doesn't look good enough.

Here is a bale that costs about $17. It weighs probably over 100 lbs.
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I tried to attach clearer pictures for you to take a look at. I wish I was able to tell on my own but it looks not much like the light green in the hay pic you posted :(
 

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The biggest thing is whether or not your rabbit will eat it in reasonable quantities. If you ask nicely at a feed store, they'll give you a sample of their hay to have your rabbit try out (usually like a grocery bag's worth of the loose hay that's fallen off of the bales). Do you know what kind of hay it is? I'm not familiar with the local hay in New York... in Texas, we have coastal and when it's fresh and "perfect" it's yellow and just doesn't seem to appeal to rabbits as much as the green hays like orchard and timothy. You simply can't get green hay from any of the feed stores in south Texas, which sucks - I order timothy or orchard from an online retailer, which costs a lot more than the feed store because of shipping but still costs WAY less (and is much fresher) than the pet store garbage.
 

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