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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Willow's Meadow, Aug 2, 2010.
Can I just use straw? What do you use?
I've always just used pine shavings in their litter boxes. Much more absorbant then straw. Some people like to use shavings topped with a layer of straw so the shavings don't get kicked around so much. Especially in an indoor cage.
I use aspen shavings and timothy hay over the aspen. Works pretty well I have an indoor rabbit.
you can used hay pine shaving newspaper shaving. after a yr old cat litter. you can train them to used a poop box too.
I use pine pellets. less dusty than shavings and very absorbant. fairly inexpensive $4.50 a bag that lasts almost a month.
bunny boy litter trained in 2 days
I always used the pellet type or pine shaving's for mine if inside then if outside rabbits had wire bottom hutch with a simple set up of cheap plastic drop cloth underneath to catch the droppings and just folded up and discard or went to burn pile.I never did like starw etc. it holds too much moisture and rabbits are messy and it can mold quickly if not changed a lot.I kept good fresh pine in cage when my doe had her babie's.
Quote:How cute! Is he a lionhead, that's what I have. My little guy only peed outside his box once. Where do you get the pine pellets? Are they the same ones you can use for cats?
i use pine shaveings for my inside ones or for outside pine shaveings with hay layered over it. i do 2 layers outside cuz it keeps some from throughing out the pine but also cause it helps to absorb the pee better than just putting the hay in.
Straw does work real well
In a litter box it doesn't matter too much since it's changed frequently. Pelleted bedding would track less than shavings and absorb the most urine but you might have a lot of waste from throwing out good pellets every time you clean the box. Straw is not absorbent and would let urine get to the bottom of the box but it would not track and is cheap.