Originally Posted by degrassi
I've used 2 different brands and there definitely is differences between them look wise and smell wise. One brand I've used before had a very strong sawdust smell. Like make my eyes watery strong. My bun hated them too and stopped using his box for a while. I found with that stinky brand that if I aired out the bag for a while outside that it was ok to use. But right out of the bag no way, the bunny hated it.
Ya I used it right out of the bag. However, I have a plastic storage bucket that I keep them in and I let that air out out for a few days and it was still awful! Like, I think it almost smelled worse than rabbit pee itself! I just couldn't believe the quality difference.
Through my search to find my original brand I learned that the tighter compacted the pellet is and the less ash it makes the better it burns. Well, the brand I like is definitely that vs. the gross new stuff so evidently the same qualities are needed when you use it for rabbit litter too!