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Grace65
28-10-2010, 03:24 PM
Wood pellets as a base for bun's litter trays?
I bought a 10kg bag from tescos, it says natural wood pellets on the bag, i did put some in the tray then chickened out before they used it, is it safe for buns? xxx

Coineanach
28-10-2010, 03:29 PM
Yes and I do. I've found it to be the best litter of the lot :wave:

WeeBarraxO
28-10-2010, 03:29 PM
yup thats what I used to use before I found megazorb :)

Grace65
28-10-2010, 03:31 PM
Yes and I do. I've found it to be the best litter of the lot :wave:

Which sort do you use? its def safe?? xx

Grace65
28-10-2010, 03:32 PM
yup thats what I used to use before I found megazorb :)

Which one did you use chick? xx

mini lop1
28-10-2010, 03:36 PM
i use wood pellets, best thing ive ever used in the buns litter trays

Grace65
28-10-2010, 03:38 PM
i use wood pellets, best thing ive ever used in the buns litter trays

Do you use regular ones from the supermarket? or do they need to be bunny ones? xx

H Maughan
28-10-2010, 03:43 PM
I think its generally made and marketed for cats, but I wouldn't be surprised if all the wooden pellets available in the supermarkets as well as the likes of wilkos are all from the same place, except have different packaging. I found it great as it soaked up any smells, wasnt dusty and was nice and cheap.

Helen xx

Grace65
28-10-2010, 03:45 PM
Oh thank you i will use it then, i decided to throw it before they got the chance to wee on it :lol:
Will it harm if they eat it? xx

WeeBarraxO
28-10-2010, 03:48 PM
Which one did you use chick? xx

ohh what was it called, hold on I'll go check

this stuff

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.leedspetshops.co.uk/images/beauticat.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.leedspetshops.co.uk/index.php%3Fmain_page%3Dindex%26cPath%3D80_217&usg=__GVYrqS6_H2b9yQQCwGkgh1WWC8c=&h=498&w=498&sz=34&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=n3-nL5bEt-wYeM:&tbnh=141&tbnw=141&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwood%2Bbased%2Bcat%2Blitter%2Bbeautic at%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1419%26bih%3D693%26t bs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=136&vpy=167&dur=1957&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=153&ty=134&ei=JI3JTJjDM5D44AbBxIiFAQ&oei=JI3JTJjDM5D44AbBxIiFAQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0

WeeBarraxO
28-10-2010, 03:49 PM
might actually go back to the wood pellets, alot less messy & I've found since moving to megazorb some of the buns (espesh the big buns) won't use their litter trays :?

Grace65
28-10-2010, 03:50 PM
ohh what was it called, hold on I'll go check

this stuff

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.leedspetshops.co.uk/images/beauticat.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.leedspetshops.co.uk/index.php%3Fmain_page%3Dindex%26cPath%3D80_217&usg=__GVYrqS6_H2b9yQQCwGkgh1WWC8c=&h=498&w=498&sz=34&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=n3-nL5bEt-wYeM:&tbnh=141&tbnw=141&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwood%2Bbased%2Bcat%2Blitter%2Bbeautic at%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1419%26bih%3D693%26t bs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=136&vpy=167&dur=1957&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=153&ty=134&ei=JI3JTJjDM5D44AbBxIiFAQ&oei=JI3JTJjDM5D44AbBxIiFAQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0



What im trying to say is can it be any wood pellet? this says natural wood but isnt some wood dangerous to buns? xx

WeeBarraxO
28-10-2010, 03:51 PM
What im trying to say is can it be any wood pellet? this says natural wood but isnt some wood dangerous to buns? xx

as far as I know yeh :),

Grace65
28-10-2010, 03:53 PM
as far as I know yeh :),

If you look on the tescos website you can see the one i bought in the brown bag, what is worrying me is it says on the bag natural pine fragrance, i thought pine was dangerous to buns? see what i mean? xxx

WeeBarraxO
28-10-2010, 03:55 PM
If you look on the tescos website you can see the one i bought in the brown bag, what is worrying me is it says on the bag natural pine fragrance, i thought pine was dangerous to buns? see what i mean? xxx

ahhhhh, hmm, not to sure about the pine, I've only ever had just normal ones

Grace65
28-10-2010, 03:58 PM
ahhhhh, hmm, not to sure about the pine, I've only ever had just normal ones

That bag you just showed me says the same natural pine the same as it does on my bag. xx

Alfagirl
28-10-2010, 04:05 PM
I *think* the issue is that wood can give off phenols when it gets wet, and that can be bad for bunnies respiratory tracts?
That's why its not recommended to use woodshavings - also woodshavings tend to be very dusty too.

I think as long as the litter trays are being emptied regularly (e.g. daily or more often), then it's ok. At least that's what I do anyway.

Tibbsy has issues with her bladder so drinks and wets alot, and we needed something that would be very absorbant.

weeble
28-10-2010, 04:07 PM
Does anyone know if wood pellets work out cheaper than Megazorb? They are something I have been looking at and wondering about

Grace65
28-10-2010, 04:09 PM
I *think* the issue is that wood can give off phenols when it gets wet, and that can be bad for bunnies respiratory tracts?
That's why its not recommended to use woodshavings - also woodshavings tend to be very dusty too.

I think as long as the litter trays are being emptied regularly (e.g. daily or more often), then it's ok. At least that's what I do anyway.

Tibbsy has issues with her bladder so drinks and wets alot, and we needed something that would be very absorbant.

Thats what i mean if pine is not good for buns would the pellets be safe because they say on the bag natural pine?! im fast running out of newspapers so need an alternative, am i ok using these pellets? i always thought pine was a no no to buns in any form? xxx

Grace65
28-10-2010, 04:10 PM
Does anyone know if wood pellets work out cheaper than Megazorb? They are something I have been looking at and wondering about

I got 10kg bag for just over 3.50 if i recall, asda are a lot cheaper, i got mine from tescos. xx

Grace65
28-10-2010, 04:13 PM
Wilkos are 2.25 for 5 litres :shock: xx

Tuckerbunnies
28-10-2010, 04:16 PM
Yes that's what we use the 'Beauticat' wood based litter.

Grace65
28-10-2010, 04:35 PM
They all seem to say natural pine fragrance so if everyone else uses it, it must be safe. xxxx

WeeBarraxO
28-10-2010, 04:37 PM
That bag you just showed me says the same natural pine the same as it does on my bag. xx

ahhhhh, oh well then my lot used to get that all the time, so can't be that dangerous lol

Grace65
28-10-2010, 04:37 PM
ahhhhh, oh well then my lot used to get that all the time, so can't be that dangerous lol

Now i need to know what happens if they chew it?? xx

WeeBarraxO
28-10-2010, 04:39 PM
Now i need to know what happens if they chew it?? xx

mine never ate it, that I know of lol, though Angel & buffy are always eating the megazorb :roll:

Grace65
28-10-2010, 04:41 PM
mine never ate it, that I know of lol, though Angel & buffy are always eating the megazorb :roll:

I used to buy carefresh but grace always ate that so i stopped using it :roll: xx

WeeBarraxO
28-10-2010, 05:12 PM
I used to buy carefresh but grace always ate that so i stopped using it :roll: xx

yeah, thats another reason I'm thinking of going back to the cat litter hmm

mini lop1
28-10-2010, 05:40 PM
Do you use regular ones from the supermarket? or do they need to be bunny ones? xx

just the usual cat ones from morrisons, or wilkos, never had any probs with any of the rabbits eating it, and trays are emptied twice a day, leaves no smells and soo clean

Grace65
28-10-2010, 07:49 PM
just the usual cat ones from morrisons, or wilkos, never had any probs with any of the rabbits eating it, and trays are emptied twice a day, leaves no smells and soo clean

Thanks for that does locksley eat it? xx

SkegMag
28-10-2010, 08:06 PM
Zuki has Smartcat paper-based cat litter, and it seems to be ok - at least he doesn't eat it - just ignores it.

mini lop1
28-10-2010, 08:08 PM
Thanks for that does locksley eat it? xx

no he doesn't eat it :)

Nicola1
28-10-2010, 08:08 PM
yup thats what I used to use before I found megazorb :)

Same here. The wood one is the only safe cat litter to use for bunnies because they can (and probably will :roll:) eat it and it is non-clumping. The crystal ones are bad because if they eat it it will clump in their stomaches

Jaysmonkey
28-10-2010, 08:11 PM
Never used wood pellets, always had either carefresh or Megazorb, but it's defo safe for buns:wave: xx

Grace65
28-10-2010, 08:16 PM
Same here. The wood one is the only safe cat litter to use for bunnies because they can (and probably will :roll:) eat it and it is non-clumping. The crystal ones are bad because if they eat it it will clump in their stomaches

I'm wondering what the wood is though? they all say natural pine, thats what im wondering is pine safe especially when wet? xx

Nicola1
28-10-2010, 08:24 PM
I'm wondering what the wood is though? they all say natural pine, thats what im wondering is pine safe especially when wet? xx

yeah they are generally pine which is non-toxic as long as it's non-treated :wave:

Grace65
28-10-2010, 08:39 PM
yeah they are generally pine which is non-toxic as long as it's non-treated :wave:

Ok will use them tonight, im nearly out of papers to line the trays, i did use them the other day then doubted them so threw the tray full away before they used it :lol: xx

Jenson
28-10-2010, 10:10 PM
I've the small animal wood pellet litter from P@H, its tidy and I don't think he eats it.
Never thought of getting the cat wood pellet but it must be cheaper!!

Grace65
28-10-2010, 10:20 PM
Zuki has Smartcat paper-based cat litter, and it seems to be ok - at least he doesn't eat it - just ignores it.

Is that the one from asda? xx

SkegMag
28-10-2010, 11:26 PM
Is that the one from asda? xx

It's from the local pet shop, Grace, we don't have the luxury of an Asda here lol!
http://www.smart-cat.co.uk/Products.htm

- it's 10.99 for a big bag, though.

Kermit
28-10-2010, 11:31 PM
This is definately fine for buns, been using it for years, well the PAH cat litter version.

Kermit actually ate some of it when he was ill with his head tilt at first, he was fine.

Grace65
29-10-2010, 05:03 PM
I used some for the first time last night and it seems ok, i bought the tesco one just to try and will probably buy another bag, it seems expensive though as my buns trays are quite large so i need to use a fair bit. xxx

Grace65
29-10-2010, 05:05 PM
It's from the local pet shop, Grace, we don't have the luxury of an Asda here lol!
http://www.smart-cat.co.uk/Products.htm

- it's 10.99 for a big bag, though.

Thanks for that, we only have a tesco thats local but i saw asda do quite a largish bag and seems cheaper so i might stock up on that. xx