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    Wood Pellets in central/southern Ontario?

    Anyone in Canada using wood pellets in your cage? I'm around the Barrie area. I found horse pellets at the near by TSC that are a premium softwood pine/aspen combo that says low dust to prevent respiratory problems in horses. I also found softwood furnace pellets at Home Depot. I would really like to get rid of the towels and puppy pads that I'm currently using.

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    Re: Wood Pellets in central/southern Ontario?

    Hey!
    I am in southern Ontario and have used just stove ones from TSC or Canadian Tire for my Rabbit. I'm planning on using fleece for my New Guinea Pigs and then wood pellets in their "kitchen". I find with TSC they run out quick of the stove one, but they are only 4.99$ a bag!

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    Good to know, thanks. TSC in Bradford has premium horse bedding for $6.99 a bag. It's farm country, so it's always in stock there. I think I'm going to the store this weekend to look at it. I'll give the stove pellets a try in the winter when there is more selection.

    Who knew that having guinea pigs would teach me about horses.

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    Re: Wood Pellets in central/southern Ontario?

    Canadian tire has Canwick hardwood stove pellets. 40lbs and I believe they are $5.99. Since they are hardwood you don't need to worry about phenols.

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/ha...l#.VY1wiTNZTqA

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    Re: Wood Pellets in central/southern Ontario?

    Quote Originally Posted by sallyvh View Post
    Canadian tire has Canwick hardwood stove pellets. 40lbs and I believe they are $5.99. Since they are hardwood you don't need to worry about phenols.

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/ha...l#.VY1wiTNZTqA
    Thats the one I have used from Canadian Tire, my only issue was they almost never have it in stock... Then I get stuck paying 12.99$ for yesterday's news for my bunny... So frustrating!

    I will have to check TSC in the horse section next time

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    Re: Wood Pellets in central/southern Ontario?

    Just remember when you catch them in stock to buy a few bags if you have the room to store them.

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    Re: Wood Pellets in central/southern Ontario?

    @J.Bosley remember to check their inventory online in advance! Fortunately my Canadian tire always has 20+ bags in stock.

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    @sallyvh good idea! And that makes me crazy jealous haha I'm lucky if mine has 1 bag....

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    Re: Wood Pellets in central/southern Ontario?

    Duh...never thought to check Canadian Tire. Thanks.

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    On a side note, nice to see some folks fr Ontario!

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    Re: Wood Pellets in central/southern Ontario?

    I got the wood pellets at Canadian Tire over the weekend. They were in the backroom but customer service had two bags brought up to the cash for me. Great service.

    So, the pellets went in the cage on Sunday. As soon as I put my girls down in the clean cage the pellets started to make noise as they walked. They immediately ran into their cuddle cups. I don't blame them. How would you like to come home and find that your floor was still purple with polka dots but was crunchy when you walked on it. Their beds are at one end and the hay is at the other end. It took half an hour before their hunger overcame their fear and they ventured out.

    It was hilarious watching them tiptoe across the cage. Even better is that the pellets create a slight grove where they walk. I now have piggy trails from the bed, under the footstool, to the kitchen, through the tunnel and back to the bedroom. There is also a Rosey's-bum-sized dent next the pellet dish.

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