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Old 09-03-2012, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I ordered my CSW and I was wondering what kind of litter is safe to put in my hedgies litter pan? Brand names would be helpful too.. thanks!
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The two most popular options (to my knowledge) is plain paper towel or Yesterday's News cat litter (pellets of recycled newspaper). Both are safe for both males and females - clay cat litter and other small particle litters can get caught in private parts, especially with males.
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The two most popular options (to my knowledge) is plain paper towel or Yesterday's News cat litter (pellets of recycled newspaper). Both are safe for both males and females - clay cat litter and other small particle litters can get caught in private parts, especially with males.
Thanks so much! I have some pellet pine litter for cats, but ive never used it because i was concerned about the pine part of it. Do you know if that is safe?
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Check the bag and see if it says whether it's kiln-dried pine or not. If it doesn't say, smell it - if it smells very piney, it's probably not kiln-dried and not safe. Pine has oils (kind of like cedar), so it needs to be kiln-dried in order to use with small mammals.
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We use aspen for durian. But you can also use paper towel. Just make sure you dont use something that can make it stuck in his butt or pecker.
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I've been using the cheapest non clumping cat ltter as it's not fine at all, kind of pebbly. Very little dust too, but I find when I wake up he's kicked some out of his pan so I'm eventually going to just put a paper towel under instead. Since he's doing well being litter trained, I don't want to make too much of a change to paper towels yet.
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Check the bag and see if it says whether it's kiln-dried pine or not. If it doesn't say, smell it - if it smells very piney, it's probably not kiln-dried and not safe. Pine has oils (kind of like cedar), so it needs to be kiln-dried in order to use with small mammals.
Okay, it doesnt say if its kiln-dried or not...but i smelt it and it smells very much like pine! So im not going to use it. Ill probably end up using paper towels. thanks again!
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