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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-29-2006, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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food & bedding??

Hey guys,
I got my new bunny on Tuesday night! I'll have to see if I can figure out how to post a picture later, he's so adorable.
I have just a few questions. Is kiln-dried pine okay to use as bedding or should I stick with aspen? Also, what are some good pellets. I've heard Oxbow and Purina Rabbit chow, is this right?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-29-2006, 06:50 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the scented oil that is in aspen and cedar bedding is harmful to them. Personally, we use carefresh for all of the rodents/rabbit, which works just fine & is cozy.

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Yeah, kiln dried pine is the same as regular ol pine, well, just as dangerous anyway.
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I use carefree and Oxbow bunny basics T. They were both recommeded to me by the vet.

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I don't have any bedding to reccommend for bunnies, since mine roamed the back yard 8D eventually we built a huge pen.
The grass was their bedding!..then they ate it all 8D
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Aspen bedding works great and isn't harmful in any way . And I definately recommend Oxbow if you can find it (I don't have it where I live).




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Yeah, kiln dried pine is the same as regular ol pine, well, just as dangerous anyway.
Darn it, I have a whole big bag of it cause I read a few places that if it was kiln dried it was safe, or safer I guess. After I get him litter box trained, is it safe to put just in the litterbox?
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i have also read that it is dangerous to use wood chips around buns, but i know some of these ladies use that kind of stuff and don't have problems with it...

i prefer Carefresh bedding too... i just use it in their litter boxes though, the rest is newspaper that i let them tear up themselves.

the pellets i have are Kaytie brand, they have dried carrot and banana slices in them - but just a tip, make sure your bun is eating the pellets along with the "good" stuff... my buns eat it all, but some of these ladies' buns aren't - all buns are different

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My vet told me not to use cedar or aspen bedding. Especially if your bun is always sitting in it. As almost everyone else i Use carefresh for bedding and Oxbow pellets. I dont think it would be harmful to finish your bag of bedding. My vet told me it was harmful over a long period of time. Make sure he doesn't eat it
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I use Carefresh for litter and I love it. The rest of the babies' bedding is either sheets or towels, but they're pretty much litter trained (99% of the time) except for the miscellaneous poopies they drop here and there.
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I can't wait to see the pictures!

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My vet told me not to use cedar or aspen bedding. Especially if your bun is always sitting in it. As almost everyone else i Use carefresh for bedding and Oxbow pellets. I dont think it would be harmful to finish your bag of bedding. My vet told me it was harmful over a long period of time. Make sure he doesn't eat it
That's strange since aspen is one of the safest beddings...are you sure he didn't say pine?

I use aspen shavings in my rabbits' litterboxes and it works great . As far as bedding, my bunnies never really liked bedding...after all, they don't really nest like hamsters or mice. Some of my bunnies like to have a towel or blanket in the cage but Sparkie refuses to lay on anything besides plastic .




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aspen is just fine. and works great.
so does woody pet, or any other horse stall bedding. even wood stove pellets work great


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Thanks guys!
I went to the city the other night and got a big bag of aspen. Too bad the bag of pine cost $5 and the same size of aspen cost $14! I'll have to shop around and see if I can find it cheaper. But as
long as he's healthy then a few extra dollars doesn't matter. He's already using his litterbox like a champ!
Still having trouble with a name for him...
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Thanks guys!
I went to the city the other night and got a big bag of aspen. Too bad the bag of pine cost $5 and the same size of aspen cost $14! I'll have to shop around and see if I can find it cheaper. But as
long as he's healthy then a few extra dollars doesn't matter. He's already using his litterbox like a champ!
Still having trouble with a name for him...
~Jenn
I'd see if you can get it cheaper...that's really weird! Here aspen and pine are both around the same price...if anything, aspen is $1 more.

I'm glad he's using the litterbox already .




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