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Forum DIET & CARE Don’t know what litter to use:(

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    • Katerina
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      Hey guys!

      I have a 6 m old Holland lop and she’s absolutely the cutest. However I’ve had issues trying to find litter that works for her.
      She’s very sensitive/allergic to any wooden litters and we’ve tried both shaving and pellets but she gets a wet nose from it. The vet recommended to try the carefresh paper shreds so we did. The problem is she LOVES eating paper and I’d catch her nibbling on it quite often. I also decided to try compressed newspaper pellets and she eats those as well. I’m just worried that she might eat too much and get a stomach blockage.
      if anyone knows any other types of litter we could try that would be really helpful. Thanks!


    • SweetPotato
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      Hmm… well, I personally don’t know any other types of litter (especially if she likes eating it 😉 ) but maybe you could try one of those litter boxes with grated pens? It worked very well for me, as my bun loved to eat the fillings too 😂

       


    • DanaNM
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      I was also going to recommend maybe using a grate or litter box screen. If you have a cheap source of hay, you can also just fill the box with lots of hay and forgo litter entirely (you just have to clean it more).

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    • tobyluv
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      It’s not terrible if a rabbit takes an occasional tiny nibble of any of the rabbit safe litters, but you certainly don’t want them to be ingesting any measurable quantities.  Besides the good suggestions already made here, you may want to try Oxbow Eco-Straw litter.  It comes in a pellet form and has very little if any scent at all, so I don’t think your rabbit would be sensitive to it.  But if you try it and she is actually eating it, you will either have to get a litter screen or just use hay.


    • NalaBunny
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      If you decide to go with a grated pan option make sure you check your rabbit’s feet a lot. Rabbits can develop sore hocks from stuff like grated pans. I honestly would use the hay option as it seems like the best option for the bunny.


    • MooseMouse
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      It can be a bit pricey at first but incontinence pads! I bought washable incontinence pads on amazon cut them to the size of my litter pans and sewed the seam up. I shake the pads out into a compost bin and throw them in a bunny-only laundry basket ready for the wash! It took a few weeks for my guys to get used to them but now 5 years later and never buying litter I couldn’t be happier.


    • sgtsnuggles
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      I use CareFresh and I don’t think buns eating it is horrible for them as it’s reclaimed natural wood and paper fiber (source: CareFresh FAQ) which are digestible. I would liken it to a bun eating wood sticks and toilet paper rolls. My bun doesn’t really like grates for his litter and rarely pees/poos in the one with a grate. I would also use the natural color from CareFresh to give even more peace of mind about her munching on it!


    • Shmibunny
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      We use straw pellet and it works really well. It’s made for horses and I buy it from a farm supply shop, but similar are sold in pet shops too.

      I just read some research how Care Fresh doesn’t contain ammonia as well as other beddings so would be hesitant to use it.


    • BZOO
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      I just saw an ad at Chewy for hemp litter for small animals.

      Might be worth a look.


    • ParsleyBun
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      I just use plain hay in the bottom of the box, but that is kind of bad for smelling, but you could just use a large litterbox and clean it out more often.

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Forum DIET & CARE Don’t know what litter to use:(