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Pine Bedding

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Re: pine bedding

I really don't think it's a matter of allergies. It's more a matter of the phenols in the pine. If you can smell the pine, you absolutely should be adding a layer of something over the pine to reduce the phenols in the air. I now use pine but I most definitely put a layer of CareFresh over it. You could also user a layer of hay, but I don't think that is as effective or as good for the pigs and would have to replaced very frequently.

I firmly believe pine should not be the only bedding you use--and that includes kiln-dried. And my bottom line reason is not so much the questionable research, it's the quality of life. Oh sure, pine smells good to you. But have you thought about what it would be like to have your face stuck in it all day long? Sleep on a bed made out of pine, have a pillow made out of pine? Not so good.

I have two pigs on towels right now for health reasons. The towels must be changed every day. At least the ones under their hidey houses.
 
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pine bedding

my mom said it was allergies 4 babies anyway but my gerbils luv the pine and have lived to br around 5 years old w/ the pine and thats old 4 a gerbil which should only live to about 3 or 4 years they chew their own cardboard in it though that makes it softer and easier to build w/ 4 them anywayz they build a compleat dome around them selfs.
 
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