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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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breeder's choice cat litter vs normal rat bedding

I just bought a bag of litter like breeder's choice. Its called 'Eco Litter' by 'trouble and trix' or Masterpet. I've used Breeder's choice litter for my girls before and its been fine. Its little paper peletts and a little bit hard on their feet but they can still dig and it doesn't have dust. Is this good for my girls? Or should I stick to normal rat bedding?


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Why on earth does paper litter give off dust?! I have just changed the bedding for my girls and I was sure this stuff would have no dust because its PAPER LITTER but apparently they make dusty paper now? Not happy jan.
Can I wet it down? Should I, more to the point?


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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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I have another question. Pandora cleaned a while heap of litter out of the house they have and piled it up around it and in the corner, then went and cleared the corner of litter. The water bottle is above the corner she cleared out. But she only did it to one corner. Is she nesting or is she telling me she doesn't like my choice of litter? I think she's nesting cause I put some serviettes in there and she took them into the house and nested with them, but mum thinks she just simply doesn't like the litter.


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Why on earth does paper litter give off dust?! I have just changed the bedding for my girls and I was sure this stuff would have no dust because its PAPER LITTER but apparently they make dusty paper now? Not happy jan.
Can I wet it down? Should I, more to the point?

The paper is soaked and then molded into form or just laid out to dry, the fibers of the paper break apart ergo the dust.





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If you're finding that the litter seems too dusty, then I would remove it and try something else. I don't have any experience with your particular litter, but I do use a different paper litter called "Yesterday's News". My boys are litter-box trained, so I only put it in their box, but it really doesn't have any dust and they use it all the time without complaint! (Here's a tip: go to the cat section and buy the product labeled for cats. There is a small animal version, but the only difference is that the bag says "for small animals"--and it's way more expensive! The product inside the bags is identical.)


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The place that I get my stuff from doesn't carry that and I can't get anything else for a few days now. But I might put them on Breeder's Choice. Its very popular.


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Why not try fleece and your bedding in the litter pans?

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I don't use litter pans. I've concidered training my girls but I have no idea how.


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I don't use litter pans. I've concidered training my girls but I have no idea how.
Find out where they like to poop (most rats have a preferential corner) and put a litter pan there. keep picking up poops and putting them in the litter box

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I've never really paid attention but Pandora likes to stash food in one corner, straight under one of the water bottles. The poo, I did notice, is near it.


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