What type of litter does everyone use?

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    laranhomes

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    Hello, I hope everyone’s having a great week. I have been using the Kaytee wood pellets for my little Ella and I don’t know what type of what is in it but I heard that we should not be using any pine for the shavings. May I ask what everyone is using for their litter box?
     
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    I use paper pellets.
     
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    I use wood pelleted cat litter. I can’t remember what brand because I put it into a container
     
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    Marth 40 lb bedding pellets sold at Fleet Farm work well and only cost about $6.50. I am sure they are similar to the wood pelleted cat litter. Wood stove fuel pellets also work and as long as they do not contain an accelerant. I have never found any that do contain accelerants, but I always check anyway. I buy them at Menards.
     
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    Pine pellets are ok just not pine shavings. Pine pellets are kiln dried which makes it safe. I agree with going with a big bag from your local farm store. I buy mine at Rural King for $6. Its a lot cheaper.
     
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    There are some pine shavings that are kiln-dried, like "Living World Pine Shavings " small animal bedding, but it is important to check pine shavings before buying because not all of them are kiln-dried.
     
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    I know there is but they are few and far between to find. I have never actually found any. I'm not sure how much the kiln-pine shavings are but I think the pellets are really cheap.
     
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    Pelleted litter is my favorite -- wood pellets first, paper pellets a close second.

    I've used wood shavings and the Carefresh-type beddings in the past but found them to be such mess makers. They seem to stick to fur and get dragged around everywhere. :eek:
     
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    I use a few different kinds my favorite is carefresh but I currently use wood pellet cat litter.
     
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    I use unscented kitty litter..So easy to just scoop out the clumps. And doesn't smell
     
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    Is it a "clumping" cat litter? Not sure if that is what you meant but wondered since you used the word "clump." If so, those are not considered safe for rabbits.

    There are a number of "kitty litter" types that are not safe for rabbits.
     
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    Yes it's clumping. I've never been told that. Why isn't it safe?
     
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    Kiln dried pine from walmart--4.0 cubic foot bale. The kiln drying removes the phenols from the pine but avoid cedar as it is totally unsafe. We also hand shred newspaper and put in some pans as they love to play in it.
     
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    Thankyou, I had no idea...
    I will try and find an alternative filler. Thanks for the info, really appreciate it
     
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    What about what's in my paper shredder??? Ink on paper is safe?
     
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    Photo quality is on plastic so it's a no go. Regular newspaper uses vegetable ink, so its safe. Depends on what the ink is made from. We've used the kiln dried pine for 20 years now with no problem other than needing a good vacuum to clean up the scatterings.
     
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    I just found a bag of pine shavings that's kiln dried, I'm going to use that for now until I get to town and buy other stuff. Thought the paper from the paper shredder would be ok. There's no plastic in it.
     
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    I stick to wood stove pellets covered with wasted hay, works great, and rather cheap, ca. 12-15€ per year for 2 10lbs rabbits.
     
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