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anyone have super cheap solutions for bedding. 2x4 cage, perhaps 20 dollars a month with weekly changes.
 

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I'm looking for the same thing! I like to completely clean it out every 3 days or so and carefresh is just so darn expensive. We have a 2x4 with a 1x4 second level. So far Aspen bedding has been the cheapest I've found. I'm still looking for Kiln dried pine though because I think it will be even cheaper.
 

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been searching around, how does this sound

a couple layers of old newspaper
2 layers of fleece on top
Extra fleece under the hidey houses
their timmy hay for eating on top

how does this sound and How often would the fleece need to be changed
 

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loves2travel said:
anyone have super cheap solutions for bedding. 2x4 cage, perhaps 20 dollars a month with weekly changes.
For my rabbit's litterbox I use a layer of wood stove pellets and then shredded paper on top (for softness). The wood stove pellets are cheap, absorbant, and control odor. The only downside is that you have to stock up because they only sell them in colder months. I get the shredded paper for free from my mom's work. You can find wood stove pellets at any store that sells fireplace stuff. You could also use aspen on top of the wood stove pellets.
 

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i think i am going to go with the fleece and towel.

another question, i saw a pic of someones cage and they only kept the hay in a confined plastic tray, sort of like the litter box. is this ok, or should it be strewn everywhere
 

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hay

Hay can be thrown everywhere in the cage, or in a hayrack, or in a corner w/out a hayrack. It dosen't matter. Also, some people use hay as bedding. Hope I helped.


Lots of Love,

Em
 

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I just got some aspen shavings that are so soft and fluffy. It is different than the last brand of aspen I used. I put it into the cage last night and they were all racing around and popcorning like crazy! It was a huge vacuum packed bag that will probably fill my 2x4 cage and 1x4 loft 3 times! It cost a little over $10.00. Doesn't get much cheaper than that!
 

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Get a bale of woodshavings from a farm supply store. They are about £6 and last for absolutely forever as they are even compressed.
 
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I have used "Kaytee Aspen Bedding & Litter" under my CareFresh (just switched from all CareFresh when I got the pigs into their new cage). I get it from a local pet shop. Good luck! =)
 

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help

is red cedar bedding ok
 

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no its not. Any type of cedar bedding is bad
 

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thanks

thank you i'll remeber that
 

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is aspen bedding better then pine
 

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It is better than regular pine, yes. It does not have the harmful chemicals in the scent as pine does. Kiln-dried pine works fine, I've heard, but I don't know if I personally would trust it. =)
 

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supertramp said:
Get a bale of woodshavings from a farm supply store. They are about £6 and last for absolutely forever as they are even compressed.
I too get my wood shavings from a farm.In Canada they are $7.00 for a bale which last's me about 2 mo. for 4 piggies in a 6'x3' cage.I put carefresh in their shelters to sleep on.It costs $45.00 for a not verry large bag here in Ontario.Sort of the cadillac of bedding.What exactly is fleece?
 

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What we call fleece is really polar fleece, a type of fabric sold in craft stores that makes really soft, warm blankets and coats. =)
 

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