Yes ... it's the Yesterday's news cat-litter. Granted, we can't watch ours
24 hours but we do work at home. He's never been interested in the pieces
themselves as something to nibble on. He's much more into eating his hay
and gnawing the side of his hutch.
I took a Yesterday's news "pellet" and soaked it to see how big it got.
While it did expand, if became rather soft. Personally, I don't see how our
g.p. could get a large enough UNCHEWED piece down his throat that would
expand enough to block everything up. I think even if he was to nibble on
some, I think the pieces would be digested much like regular newspaper --
which he doesn't eat anyway. (We put a couple of pieces of newspaper down
during his floor time and he have rarely taken more than one nibble).
Our g.p. is also a big drinker (at least 2 oz a day ... but more like 3 on
the average), so we'd notice pretty quickly if he stopped eating or
While I can understand how some wouldn't be comfortable with using it, our
gp seems to be doing alright.
Are you using the cat litter one? The pet store told me they make a
bedding litter for small animals that is supossed to be like care fresh.
I did not see my gp try to eat it when it was in his cage either but I
cant watch him 24/7 and would be to worried if he consumed a large
enough piece that it would expand in his digestive track and hurt him.
Thanks for your input.