Cheap rabbit bedding?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mother o' chicks72, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    I've realized how expensive rabbit bedding is. 12 dollars for a small bag 22 for a large bag. Pretty expensive for not that much bedding. Anyone buy cheap rabbit bedding?
     
  2. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use straw, a bale lasts a long time. As the base, I use sawdust. DH works at a truss company, so I have a ready supply for free.
     
  3. birdboy15

    birdboy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wire bottomed cages;)
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my Belldandy was inside I used news paper. I lined the dog kennel with it then I shredded some for her potty box.
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    mother o' chicks72 :

    I've realized how expensive rabbit bedding is. 12 dollars for a small bag 22 for a large bag. Pretty expensive for not that much bedding. Anyone buy cheap rabbit bedding?

    $12 buck's for a small bag of what? That fluffy stuff they sell at pet stores? Wow, that IS expensive! I just use pine shavings, I get a big bale of it at Tractor Supply for $4.99. We have two rabbits, each in it's own hutch and they each use a litter box so it really cuts down on the amount of shavings I have to use. One bale lasts forever.​
     
  6. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pine shavings- same as my chicken coop. Actually BunBun is IN the coop with the chickens.... [​IMG]
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:X2. No bedding needed.
     
  8. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the wire bottom cage. [​IMG]

    Pine and Cedar can cause respiratory issues.
    I like Aspen, which is cheaper than alot of beddings out there.
    I use Aspen and timothy hay for my rabbit's litter box.
     
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