Is this safe to use as litter?

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    TheTangerineStarfish

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    Safe? Yes. It is the shavings that are suspected of emitting harmful phenols (unless kiln-dried). The process used to make the pine pellets makes them safe. But even better is the fact that the pellets absorb odor better and aren't as messy as the shavings (which tend to get everywhere).
     
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    Maybe you've already done all the searching and looking for alternatives. Is there any way you can obtain hay for your rabbit! Timothy or Oat hay? If not, you can do without, but if you can, it's good for the rabbit. Y
     
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    I believe that it's safe :)
     
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    Usually, if it has been pelletized, it's been kiln treated and is safe. Pine shavings are okay also if they have been kiln dried--it removes the phenols from pine, but no amount of treatment will make cedar safe. I have been using kiln dried pine for more than 15 years.
     

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