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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Shredded Newspaper for litter?

Would that be okay for Jenks to use as litter and bedding?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 10:45 PM
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It might smell quickly. Akina pees on newspaper and I need to throw it right away. I use actual recycles newspaper pellets, it's called Yesterdays News and it absorbs the urine better because of the compressed pellets. Tis also cheap, Bonus!
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So far he seems okay with it. I have no problem with changing his cage more often. Right now all we have is Red Cedar shavings and I don't want them in his cage at all.
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Remove the cedar promptly!! I copied this from house rabbit society website.












Cedar and Pine Shavings

These are very bad for your rabbit and other pets. The aromatic hydrocarbons produced from softwood beddings can cause both respiratory and liver damage in rabbits and other small animals. Use organic litter in the litter box and put newspaper in the cage tray.
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They've already been removed that's why I was asking about newspaper. My mom accuses me of spoiling and being paranoid with my pets so she wouldn't really listen if I told her they were dangerous so if I convince her that newspaper is cheaper(whatever I don't buy myself we could get free from my grandmother and shred it ourselves) and makes less mess problems solved. I just want to make sure it's safe for him.

(She already tells people the rabbit's my second baby, my first baby being my cat that I refuse to let outside for a minute unless he's being supervised)
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Do you live by a farm supply store? I buy aspen litter at Mill's Fleet Farm. It is sold for about $7 a bale for horses, and works well for rabbits. If is a fraction of the price when sold for horses, than you could buy at a pet store.
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Oh, if thats the reason. Yes newspaper is safe. Completley. The only thing Id worry about is smell, but if your already prepared for it and is effectively recycling it then sure! Go for it
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Newspaper is super absorbent, and once they pee on it, they have a soggy mess in their box. I put newspapers on the bottom of my litter boxes to absorb the pee, and I don't bother shredding them. Then I put a 1/4" to 1/2" layer of aspen on top of the papers so my rabbits don't get so wet. After I clean the boxes, the wet papers go into the trash, and I use the aspen as mulch around my flowers. I hose down the litter after I place it around my flowers to get rid of the pee smell. The wet newspapers can also be reused as a weed block, if you are into gardening. Lay the papers down around your plants, then put the aspen on top and you block out the weeds.
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Effectiev gardening tip Moonchild I might use it on my lettuce garden(which isnt much of a lettuce garden at all)
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Effectiev gardening tip Moonchild I might use it on my lettuce garden(which isnt much of a lettuce garden at all)
You are welcome. Just trying to keep it green.
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