Originally Posted by BlackRabbits
I use wood stove pellets. I check the label for the ingredients because some kinds contain flame accelerators. I can choose between hardwood and softwood pellets, but I use the hardwood because they have little or no phenol (the fumes in softwoods like cedar or pine). They are all natural, just wood dust pressed into pellets. They crumble and become more absorbent when damp, you can even scoop them. I pay about $5 for a 50 lb bag at Home Depot.
The only drawback is that the stores only sell them in fall/winter. I just take a dolly to the store and stock up on 5 or 6 bags, this is enough for the whole year.
Hi! I have purchased the wood pellets to try. They were quite noisy when Graham would get in his litter box so I added the paper bedding from Carefresh on top to absorb some of the noise. (The Carefresh is what I have always used, so I also thought it would help in the transition.) And I also put a layer of newspaper underneath.
I'm wondering exactly how you use them. Do you dampen them first?
My veterinarian recommended an equine bedding and stated she dampened it....I was confused and didn't ask her any further details or for a better explanation. I had taken in a lot of information that day, so I just shook my head like I understood.
I can contact her for a better explanation but figured I would check with my fellow bunny lovers!!