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Bedding

Post by b » Sat, 14 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Is baking Soda under aspen Bedding good or bad?   I'm trying to find
Carefreesh gotta a couple of shops I have to visit this weekend to
look for it, I heard its very good.

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Post by Beverly Freric » Sun, 15 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I have my piggy for a month and half now, so far I have tried pine which
was in his food bowl in a matter of minutes, I imagine he hated that
more then me, then I had yesterdays news (cat litter)  we like that alot
:-).  When yesterdays news got old a purchase of a similar cat litter
was made but we found that it exploded when wet and looked like wood
shaving , we don't like-we now have carefresh which is good, goes in
food a little, doesn't  stick to lettuce to much, but has a paper mache'
effect.  so far We are liking yesterdays news (price wise I haven't paid
attention)  And piggy is not particular then only thing about yesterdays
news is I would like piggy to have softer sleeping quarters. maybe a
combo of care/yest will be our next try-
 
 
 

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Post by b » Mon, 16 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

>I have my piggy for a month and half now, so far I have tried pine which
>was in his food bowl in a matter of minutes, I imagine he hated that
>more then me, then I had yesterdays news (cat litter)  we like that alot
>:-).  When yesterdays news got old a purchase of a similar cat litter
>was made but we found that it exploded when wet and looked like wood
>shaving , we don't like-we now have carefresh which is good, goes in
>food a little, doesn't  stick to lettuce to much, but has a paper mache'
>effect.  so far We are liking yesterdays news (price wise I haven't paid
>attention)  And piggy is not particular then only thing about yesterdays
>news is I would like piggy to have softer sleeping quarters. maybe a
>combo of care/yest will be our next try-

I just got a bag of Carefresh for the first time today. Used 75% of a
50 liter bag on the cage... So I'm looking at $75 a month on bedding,
I like it - but it too damn expensive!

Just how much are you guys spending on a 50 liter bag of carefresh?

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Post by Tamm » Mon, 16 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I'm trying this new stuff called Cell-Sorb Plus recycled paper products.  It's
supposed to be awesome, keep odors under control for twice as long as regular
litters.  I'll keep everyone posted on how it works as soon as I use it.

Tammy

 
 
 

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Post by Boswo » Mon, 16 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Tammy, do you reside in the U.S.??

Quote:
> I'm trying this new stuff called Cell-Sorb Plus recycled paper products.
It's
> supposed to be awesome, keep odors under control for twice as long as
regular
> litters.  I'll keep everyone posted on how it works as soon as I use it.

> Tammy

 
 
 

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Post by b » Mon, 16 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>I'm trying this new stuff called Cell-Sorb Plus recycled paper products.  It's
>supposed to be awesome, keep odors under control for twice as long as regular
>litters.  I'll keep everyone posted on how it works as soon as I use it.

>Tammy

I saw that in the pet store where I got the Carefresh from, didn't
reall look at the price though. Maybe I'll go by sometime this week
and see how much it is.

I've seen Rusty eat the carefresh today. Anyone know if this is going
to cause problems?

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Post by Teresa » Mon, 16 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I have 2 guinea pigs and I line their cage with newspaper and then cover
it with pine shavings. They are quite healthy and happy. They do at
times nibbles the paper but rarely. They like to pull out a whole sheet
of the paper and then lay under it. :-) It was very amusing to see this
the first time.
 
 
 

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Post by Karen Bake » Wed, 18 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I use newspaper but then I put 2 ferret litter pans of pine shavings in the
corner (one for a potty and the other is a bed).  This took a little while,
mostly figuring out which corner they were going to use as a toilet.  But it
works like a charm for my females.  Unfortunately my males won't cooperate
and get the full pine shaving treatment, but they are healthy and happy.
Pine is fine as long as it is kiln dried and the cage has plenty of
ventilation.


Quote:
> I have my piggy for a month and half now, so far I have tried pine which
> was in his food bowl in a matter of minutes, I imagine he hated that
> more then me, then I had yesterdays news (cat litter)  we like that alot
> :-).  When yesterdays news got old a purchase of a similar cat litter
> was made but we found that it exploded when wet and looked like wood
> shaving , we don't like-we now have carefresh which is good, goes in
> food a little, doesn't  stick to lettuce to much, but has a paper mache'
> effect.  so far We are liking yesterdays news (price wise I haven't paid
> attention)  And piggy is not particular then only thing about yesterdays
> news is I would like piggy to have softer sleeping quarters. maybe a
> combo of care/yest will be our next try-

 
 
 

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Post by Linda Mauriell » Thu, 19 Aug 1999 04:00:00


LOL that is so funny,  I can just see it now!!!!!

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Post by Beverly Freric » Thu, 19 Aug 1999 04:00:00


After a trip to the pet store and speaking with the owner, he advised
against yesturdays new"cat" litter. because it expands.  Although I did
not notice this when we used it in our Skinny pigs cage if a pig ingests
any pieces large enough this can obvioulsy be harmful.  (granted most
pigs really grind things up before swallowing).  I did notice the
expanding with a similar cat litter but not with this, maybe it is
compressed so good a gp's little "wee"  does not effect it.  I just
didnt want anyone to have any problems with their bedding quests for the
best.  The pet store did tell me yesturdays news makes a bedding that is
like carefresh, he ordered some for me to try.  I will send an update
next week when I get it.  Happy Hunting :-)
 
 
 

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Post by Vandela » Fri, 20 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Hi --

We use Yesterday's news as a base in our g.p.'s 2 "bathroom spots" in his
cage, UNDER the pine bedding.  Very absorbant ... and easy to scoop out.
He's never tried to eat it ... but then again it's only in a couple of spots
(both corners of the cage).

We like it a lot ... but more importantly, our gp does too.

-- art


After a trip to the pet store and speaking with the owner, he advised
against yesturdays new"cat" litter. because it expands.  Although I did
not notice this when we used it in our Skinny pigs cage if a pig ingests
any pieces large enough this can obvioulsy be harmful.  (granted most
pigs really grind things up before swallowing).  I did notice the
expanding with a similar cat litter but not with this, maybe it is
compressed so good a gp's little "wee"  does not effect it.  I just
didnt want anyone to have any problems with their bedding quests for the
best.  The pet store did tell me yesturdays news makes a bedding that is
like carefresh, he ordered some for me to try.  I will send an update
next week when I get it.  Happy Hunting :-)

 
 
 

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Post by Beverly Freric » Sat, 21 Aug 1999 04:00:00


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.
 
 
 

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Post by Vandela » Sat, 21 Aug 1999 04:00:00


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
drinking.

While I can understand how some wouldn't be comfortable with using it, our
gp seems to be doing alright.

-- art


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.