No joke. Three days. That's how long Izzy's fly mask lasted. And lest you think he has rude neighbors, he doesn't share a fence with anyone, AND his paddock is HUGE, so it's not like he's touching the fence every time he turns around.
I've bought quite a few of these fly masks and find them sturdy, easy to clean, and effective. I particularly like the special hole cut for the forelock to poke through. I also like that these masks are trimmed with a low-napped fleece that doesn't attract stickers or other debris. The mesh is also very soft and is purported to block 70% of the UV rays.
I have no idea how he managed to rip it completely apart, but there is no way Izzy is getting another one this summer. It's frustrating because the flies are swimming in his eyeball goop, and the sun shines like 20 hours a day here throughout the summer. Not only is it bright, but it's also particularly fierce.
Do they make fly masks out of metal?