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  • #1302340
    Reeem
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    Is this litter safe ? Its the only litter i can get  my hands on, im out of her old litter which was shavings.. Is the pine okay ?

     


    #1745551
    Jadeo09
    Participant

    No
    Pine is dangerous and I stay away from wood that cannot be certified small pet safe


    #1745552
    Jadeo09
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    Shredded toilet roll would possibly be safer as long as its not centre. But I’d put allot of hay on top of it.
    Is this a permanent problem or you mean its all you have at the moment.
    Because saw dust is just as dangerous.
    Care fresh is the best and eliminates odour and only a tiny amount is needed as its extremely absorbent
    Better be safe than sorry though


    #1745553
    Jadeo09
    Participant

    Its really good that you checked though
    Great job!


    #1745554
    Reeem
    Participant

    I live in a whole other country.. They dont sell carefrsh here. The wood shavings work well and its safe wood for small animals. Why is it bad ? We have been using it for a long time with no problems. It is probably my only option.


    #1745555
    Reeem
    Participant

    Ive also read that pine shavings are bad but the pelleted pine litter is okay. They say that feline pine is safe for rabbits.


    #1745562
    Jadeo09
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    Any pine is dangerous
    Do You live in UK like me I saw waitrose on photo so I just presumed?
    Jade


    #1745563
    Jadeo09
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    They cause liver damage (which happens over time) and can cause respiratory damage?
    I’ve never took the risk.
    Recycled Paper based bedding is best do they have that where you live?
    Jade


    #1745564
    Jadeo09
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    #1745565
    Jadeo09
    Participant

    Soy based ink newspaper ask ink is toxic to rabbits but soy based in isn’t and is widely used.
    If you could call your local newspaper and ask them that type of ink they use .
    Or shredded paper with no ink on but that could get expensive

    I’m presuming its for the bottom of the litter tray?
    Jade


    #1745566
    BunLuv
    Participant

    Pine is only dangerous in shaved form. The wood pellets are fine. I actually use pine stove pellets as they are slightly cheaper than animal bedding.


    #1745567
    BunLuv
    Participant

    Special note on ” compressed sawdust pelleted ”

    http://www.rabbit.org/journal/1/liver-disease.html


    #1745570
    Jadeo09
    Participant

    Not according to exerts all pine is dangerous there’s a link I provided that says so.
    I wouldn’t personally take that risk but other people do.


    #1745593
    Reeem
    Participant

    I live in Dubai which doesn’t really sell things for rabbits cause very rarely you’ll see people taking care of their rabbits as a pet. Here rabbits are always outdoors in farms. It gets up to 45 degrees. So if no one cares about rabbits , people won’t make items for rabbits. Expect pet shops obviously. I found another litter which is ” 100% recycled paper ” that would be safe right ?


    #1745594
    Reeem
    Participant

    Using normal newspaper is not really an option. She loves to eat newspaper.


    #1745670
    Jadeo09
    Participant

    yes recycled paper should be great

    I think your great for doing your best by your rabbit!


    #1745674
    Reeem
    Participant

    Thanks !! Only one problem now.. She eats the paper based litter , any of you had the same problems ?


    #1745693
    BunLuv
    Participant

    Yes the pine oils cause liver damage as indicated in the link I posted under ” pine shavings “. The compressed sawdust pellets don’t have the oils. People everywhere in the world use them, including the rabbit rescue.


    #1745700
    Jadeo09
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    compressed pine pellets cause problems too they warn against them in lots of articles.
    they still can cause liver and respiratory problems.
    I wouldn’t take that risk personally when there are safe alternatives


    #1745702
    Jadeo09
    Participant

    does he even eat it when you put hay over it?


    #1745708
    Reeem
    Participant

    I put a layer of the paper litter , another layer of shavings , and then another layer of hay. She is a big digger so she gets to the bottom and eats it as if its like her food or something! I got that under control i just have to save a bit of money to buy packs of litter. Its quite expensive here.


    #1745775
    Jadeo09
    Participant

    Here’s an old post that’s usual
    Followed by the usual debate of pines safety.
    If you get the screen I’d say its safer to use them because they can’t get near them

    https://binkybunny.com/FORUM/tabid/54/aft/119355/Default.aspx


    #1745776
    Jadeo09
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    #1745778
    Jadeo09
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    #1745803
    Reeem
    Participant

    We have ordered before from amazon but it costs a lot! Buying that litterbox would cost around 120 dhs which is 32 dollars. I dont really have a way of getting money so saving up takes quite sometime. Also the delivery will take around a week or so. For me right now thats not possible. A 60 ltr would cost around 7 dollars here. how much is it there ?


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