Quantcast

P@H bedding?

Help Support RabbitsOnline:

Apollo’s Slave

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 5, 2019
Messages
1,226
Reaction score
1,236
Location
London, England
I was cleaning Apollo’s litter tray and as I went to get the litter, I remembered, It’s finished. I’m away this weekend and my mums busy, and can’t get it today either. I have pets at home ‘wood shavings’ that I’ve had for a while. It’s says that it’s safe for rabbits on it but a lot of their products say that. I know that aspen is fine but Pine and Cedar aren’t. But it only says ‘softwood’ on it.
What I’m asking is, can I use it as litter? And does anyone know what it’s made of?
 

Augustus&HazelGrace

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2019
Messages
871
Reaction score
396
Location
Kentucky
Pine and aspen seem really hard to tell apart so I wouldn't risk it. Just find some old newspaper or an old phonebook and shred it.
 

Blue eyes

Staff member
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2012
Messages
7,536
Reaction score
3,948
Location
Arizona, USA
Does it say anything about being kiln-dried? If so, it is safe.

Otherwise, even if it is not kiln-dried, you'll know it is not cedar as cedar is a hardwood. Cedar is the really smelly one. If you've had this bag awhile, it may not smell strongly. If so, it shouldn't hurt to use it this one time. It is prolonged exposure to the phenols that can cause respiratory issues.
 

Apollo’s Slave

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 5, 2019
Messages
1,226
Reaction score
1,236
Location
London, England
Does it say anything about being kiln-dried? If so, it is safe.

Otherwise, even if it is not kiln-dried, you'll know it is not cedar as cedar is a hardwood. Cedar is the really smelly one. If you've had this bag awhile, it may not smell strongly. If so, it shouldn't hurt to use it this one time. It is prolonged exposure to the phenols that can cause respiratory issues.
Thank you. I’ve decided to use a little at the very bottom, and add loads of hay. I’ll have my mum check him. I’m only gone until Sunday evening, so I’ll probably change it just in case.
 

Laura91uk

New Member
Joined
May 1, 2020
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Location
Liverpool
Hi Everyone, we've got a new batch of sawdust for our bunnies from a supplier who we normally buy from however it looks different to the usual sawdust we get. I've attached images, could anyone tell me if this looks like cedar shavings to them? I've no idea what cedar shavings would look like or how to tell 🙈
 

Attachments

Blue eyes

Staff member
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2012
Messages
7,536
Reaction score
3,948
Location
Arizona, USA
Hi Everyone, we've got a new batch of sawdust for our bunnies from a supplier who we normally buy from however it looks different to the usual sawdust we get. I've attached images, could anyone tell me if this looks like cedar shavings to them? I've no idea what cedar shavings would look like or how to tell 🙈
Does it say if it is kiln-dried?
 

Laura91uk

New Member
Joined
May 1, 2020
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Location
Liverpool
They didn't say but when I queried it they said that the manufacturer only supply pet bedding so wouldn't use anything harmful to them 🤦🏻‍♀️ hope they're right and its heart wood 🤦🏻‍♀️
 

BunBun71

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2020
Messages
507
Reaction score
326
Location
USA
Hello,
Maybe you could take the litter box and put a pee pad in it and put hay on top? 🤷‍♀️ That's advice from LennonTheBunny (youtube).
 

Beau Bunny

New Member
Joined
May 2, 2020
Messages
4
Reaction score
4
Location
Orlando
Pine shavings are actually perfectly safe. There is a lot of misinformation circulating out there-https://www.raising-rabbits.com/rabbit-litter.html
 

Latest posts

Top