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Kiln-Dried Pine?

kalashnikova

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Hello All,

I was just wondering, how do you tell if your pine shavings are kiln-dried? Is is specifically labled on the bag somewhere? I am asking because my girlfriend left me a voice-mail saying she picking me up a huge bag of pine shavings for Lois. She didn't say if they were kiln-dried or not. I'm getting ready to leave for class and work, so I won't be able to talk to her till at least late tommorrow night. So is it clearly labeled, and if not is there another way to check?

Thanks,
Josh
 

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It should be clearly labelled, but if it isn't be very cautious.
I'm thinking that pine shavings that aren't kiln-dried would have a stronger pine scent?
 

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The bags that I buy specifically say kiln-dried, and you should be able to detect a stronger odor if its pine. The only way I really smell the kind I buy is if I leave it in my Jeep, with the sun beating on it, for a few hours before I unload it. Turns out to be a good air freshener lol.
 

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if its not labeled as kiln dried it prob isnt. Open the bag and let it air our until the pine smell has diminished, then its ok to use
 

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Alright, got off the phone with milady not too long ago. Its Kay-Tee and it was labeled kiln-dried. Anything bad about it? I know Kay-Tee tends to be disliked in general on the board.
 

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For bedding and hay as long as it's not too old and dusty, or for the hay it hasn't turned brown, you're fine. It's mostly the food that's bad.
 
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