Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Cedar bedding!

  1. #1
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Jul 24, 2011
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Exclamation Cedar bedding!

    Something that many guinea pig owners do not know about is how you CANNOT use cedar bedding with a guinea pig. It causes upper respiratory infections and even instant death.

    Someone I know had to quickly clean the cage and used cedar, and it killed all 3 of her pigs almost instantly.

    Please spread the word about this bad stuff!!

  2. #2
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2011
    Location
    Ky
    Posts
    476
    Thanks
    2
    Thanks
    39 Rec'd/31 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    26 Post(s)

    Re: Cedar bedding!

    That's sad, and it's even sadder that it's marketed for Piggies. I use Pine myself.

  3. #3
    Moderator CavyMama's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 19, 2009
    Location
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Posts
    4,893
    Thanks
    304
    Thanks
    1,265 Rec'd/860 Posts
    Mentioned
    242 Post(s)
    Quoted
    595 Post(s)

    Re: Cedar bedding!

    Thumper, as long as the pine you are using is "kiln-dried", it should be okay. If not, pine is 2nd after cedar for causing problems for gpigs.

  4. #4
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Oct 09, 2011
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    294
    Thanks
    2
    Thanks
    32 Rec'd/32 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    35 Post(s)

    Re: Cedar bedding!

    I have found fleece bedding and am loving that! Before that I used only Aspen bedding.

    The daycare my pig was at used cedar once, and within a few hours Rose's eyes were running and she was just not herself. I had nothing else to do but take her cage outside until I could go get some aspen and rechange her cage. The immense fresh air seemed to help some, but gosh.

  5. #5
    Cavy Champion Hhbean's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 27, 2011
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo. USA
    Posts
    2,132
    Thanks
    675
    Thanks
    479 Rec'd/326 Posts
    Mentioned
    86 Post(s)
    Quoted
    182 Post(s)

    Re: Cedar bedding!

    So glad my sister(vacation caretaker of piggies) is highly alergic to wood chips of any kind! I got rid of all the shavings that came with my guys! Thanks for the info!

  6. #6
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2011
    Location
    Ky
    Posts
    476
    Thanks
    2
    Thanks
    39 Rec'd/31 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    26 Post(s)

    Re: Cedar bedding!

    It is kilm dried, and I also try to use Aspen. It's harder to find for some reason. Haven't used Fleace, not for real sure how if I'm honest about it.

  7. #7
    Cavy Champion Hhbean's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 27, 2011
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo. USA
    Posts
    2,132
    Thanks
    675
    Thanks
    479 Rec'd/326 Posts
    Mentioned
    86 Post(s)
    Quoted
    182 Post(s)

    Re: Cedar bedding!

    I love my fleece! It's so easy and wicks away the pee so your piggie stays dry. The poop is easy to sweep up with a little brush and dust pan. I'm making fleece & mattress pad squares for the corners and kitchen(thats where they tend to pee). Then all I have to do is pull them out and put another one down without changing the whole cage out!
    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper27 View Post
    It is kilm dried, and I also try to use Aspen. It's harder to find for some reason. Haven't used Fleace, not for real sure how if I'm honest about it.

  8. #8
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2011
    Location
    Ky
    Posts
    476
    Thanks
    2
    Thanks
    39 Rec'd/31 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    26 Post(s)

    Re: Cedar bedding!

    Hmm, that actually sounds pretty awesome. Does the type of fleece matter? Because while my boys are on floor time I put a fleece blanket under them and they don't chew on it or anything, but they do on a towel. Go figure

  9. #9
    Moderator CavyMama's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 19, 2009
    Location
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Posts
    4,893
    Thanks
    304
    Thanks
    1,265 Rec'd/860 Posts
    Mentioned
    242 Post(s)
    Quoted
    595 Post(s)

    Re: Cedar bedding!

    Prep of the fleece is the most important thing. Check out "The Fleece Project" here on the site to learn about preparing the fleece. if it's not done properly, it won't wick the moisture away. And make sure there is an absorbant layer underneath like bath towels or puppy pads.

  10. #10
    Cavy Champion Hhbean's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 27, 2011
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo. USA
    Posts
    2,132
    Thanks
    675
    Thanks
    479 Rec'd/326 Posts
    Mentioned
    86 Post(s)
    Quoted
    182 Post(s)

    Re: Cedar bedding!

    Yeah for some reason they don't like to chew on fleece, could be due to it being a synthetic material? Whatever the reason I'm happy they won't chew it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper27 View Post
    Hmm, that actually sounds pretty awesome. Does the type of fleece matter? Because while my boys are on floor time I put a fleece blanket under them and they don't chew on it or anything, but they do on a towel. Go figure

  11. #11
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2011
    Location
    Ky
    Posts
    476
    Thanks
    2
    Thanks
    39 Rec'd/31 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    26 Post(s)

    Re: Cedar bedding!

    Awesome, I'll do some looking for when I get a bigger c&c cage. I need to do that as soon as possible. But it might be a bit slower going then I thought *sigh*

    Yeah it's kinda awesome actually, They love it for run time, and it's easy clean up then...

User Tag List

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •