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alilporkbun

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Hey everyone,

I'm interested in composting my guinea pigs' waste and bedding, but I really have no idea how to compost in the first place, let alone with animal waste. If anyone knows how or has experience doing so, I would greatly appreicate the feedback. Thank you all.
 
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2steps

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Hi

I have a compost heap that I put vegtable waste, plant waste and also some of the pigs poo and bedding (I have 8 so don't use it all)
I bought a compost maker (like a large dustbin, with a screw on lid and a hatch at the bottom) from a garden center and stood it on some paving slabs in the garden. You can add vegtable peelings, weeds and other plant waste and any unwanted fruits and vegtables.
You should be able to find further information online and I have seen books on composting in book or garden stores so you might want to have a look at some of those to get some extra info.
 
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Do all beddings compost well? I know that paper can be used, but I use kiln-dried pine. Some sources say that pine can be composted while others says that pine is too acidic to be used. What luck have you all had? Thanks.
 
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Don't use any pine so don't know, I'd try a gardening site for advice. Some plabts don't like acidic soil. Otherwise you could add some alkali to the bin. Can't help you with that thought as I don't use anything like that, though there are many things to buy in garden stores. Could ask there for advice too. I would of thought the pine may take a long time to break down though. You may find the other ingredients compost an dthen there are half broken down pieces of pine amoung it.
 
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