How 'bout Guinea Pig Bedding?

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How 'bout Guinea Pig Bedding?

Post by Elizabeth Ann Mart » Tue, 02 Apr 1996 04:00:00



I'd like to know  if I can use the soiled pine shavings from my
guinea pig's cage for compost material. Any comments appreciated.
Sincerely,
Lisa
 
 
 

How 'bout Guinea Pig Bedding?

Post by Christopher Loffred » Wed, 03 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> I'd like to know  if I can use the soiled pine shavings from my
> guinea pig's cage for compost material. Any comments appreciated.

Yes, go right ahead. It is a good idea to mix the used shavings with some
green material such as grass clippings, both to speed the decay and to
provide a more balanced organic content in the finished compost. I also
use the shavings as a mulch around shrubs. Pine shavings will break down
fairly quickly compared to cedar chips.