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Bedding Good bedding other than pine and carefresh?

Ted&Ham

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I am through with pine! It smells so quickly and I am just tired of it. I've tried carefresh but it doesn't please me.


I hate Kaytee products but I've seen reviews of the Kaytee soft sorbent. I'm not considering it but I just wanted to know what you think of it if anyone has tried it.

So does anyone know a good and cheap alternative to pine and carefresh? Also I can't shop online so I have to buy from PetSuck (PetSmart)

PS. I don't really like fleece that much either. >->

Thanks. ^-^
 

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Not sure if you can get it in USA but I use megazorb
 

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I don't think that is in the USA.

But I am also wondering about Yesterdays News.

Is it good at controlling odors for at least a week?

Oh and how much would a 12.4 lb bag cover in cubic inches and feet?
 

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Yesterday's News is a cat litter that you could try, as it is very absorbent. I use it in my litter boxes for the piggies. The only problem I have with it is that it is not very soft for the piggy's feet.
 

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I'm not sure where you are located but do you have a Fleet Farm in your town? I buy shaved aspen bedding, a 50lb compressed bag for $6.00 and my piggies love it. Fleet Farm is a hardware store/farm store so if you dont have a Fleet Farm but something like it I would try there. It's horse bedding basically but farm stores normally have bulk stuff for cheap.
 

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Everyone: Please refrain from using symbols like >-> and ^-^ in your posts to represent smilies/emoticons. They are distracting, unnecessary and against the rules.
 

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Thanks Ly. Its a habit. I'll try my best to stop. Haha.

And no I do not have a Fleet Farm in my town. I live in Tracy, CA which is in my terms, the little ghost town.

I may try Yesterdays News but I need to find something comfortable.
 

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I did a search on Google Map with the keyword "feed store". I saw a lot came up. You can probably try those places.
 

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I like Yesterdays News, they do make it in different textures...but since I started using towels under my fleece, I only need it in my litter box. Myself, I do recommend Yesterdays News.

Pine and other wood shavings can be toxic - aromatic oils. I think Aspen is safe, but you go through that like water - once it gets wet it just holds the smell and stays damp.
 

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I also heard about a cheap knock off of carefresh called crittercare.

Is that any good?
 

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I haven't tried CritterCare, but I used to use Carefresh which is pretty good - but expensive! I've started a fleece cage liner, and 3 litter boxes. The litter boxes have Yesterday's News, then some aspen, and a bit of Carefresh on top. It seems to work pretty well. I just scoop off the wet Aspen/Carefresh daily and do a weekly litter box change.
 

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Pardon my interruption, and please don't read this as anything more than curiosity and attempt to find a workable solution, but may I ask what you don't like about fleece? Is it a personal tactile preference? or is it the clean up? Because there may be a solution that would allow you to use it instead of expensive messy bedding. I can wholly understand the tactile thing, as an example, I can't stand to touch velvet or corduroy, but there are fleeces that feel different but work just fine. As for clean up, there might be a way to clean it that would be easier for you and luxurious for your furry friends.

Carefresh works fine, but it really needs a buddy to help hold in the smell, so we usually layered it with yesterdays news. We cleaned it out every other week, and freshened every 3-4 days, cleaning the most used areas. This did a pretty good job, but is very expensive. We were spending $80 or more per month, which I now spend on toys and bell peppers and gourmet hay and pellet (Not really gourmet, Oxbow, and not more expensive).

You should try a litter tray as someone else suggested. Ours use them as a bed and leave it to pee :melodrama, but some take quite well to them, and it may help. I hope you find a solution!
 

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Go for the fleece (look in the bargain bin - I bought mine for $4/yard at JoAnn) and put a couple towels underneath. It works for me! I vacuum the poopies every day, and wash the fleece and bedding as needed (about every 5-6 days). Fleece and towels also make for good footing, no slippery bedding to climb through, no dust, no mess. Just buy something for your litter pans.
 

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I dont know why but my mom doesnt like fleece. Probably because we don't have much time to spot clean. I think I'll keep looking for a bedding for now. Thanks for the suggestions though. lol
 

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I am through with pine! It smells so quickly and I am just tired of it. I've tried carefresh but it doesn't please me.


I hate Kaytee products but I've seen reviews of the Kaytee soft sorbent. I'm not considering it but I just wanted to know what you think of it if anyone has tried it.

So does anyone know a good and cheap alternative to pine and carefresh? Also I can't shop online so I have to buy from PetSuck (PetSmart)

PS. I don't really like fleece that much either. >->

Thanks. ^-^





Might i recomend megazorb it works really well:).
 

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I am through with pine! It smells so quickly and I am just tired of it. I've tried carefresh but it doesn't please me.


I hate Kaytee products but I've seen reviews of the Kaytee soft sorbent. I'm not considering it but I just wanted to know what you think of it if anyone has tried it.

So does anyone know a good and cheap alternative to pine and carefresh? Also I can't shop online so I have to buy from PetSuck (PetSmart)

PS. I don't really like fleece that much either. >->

Thanks. ^-^
 
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