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Elena
07-01-2011, 12:50 PM
I thought you'd like to know this...

I was chatting today with the lady at Frogpool feed barn and she told me that they are stopping manufacture of Auboise. Apparently it's a byproduct of the tobacco industry and as that's lessening they just aren't finding it viable.

I don't know how true this is but I thought I'd let you guys and gals know.

GrahamL
07-01-2011, 12:51 PM
I thought you'd like to know this...

I was chatting today with the lady at Frogpool feed barn and she told me that they are stopping manufacture of Auboise. Apparently it's a byproduct of the tobacco industry and as that's lessening they just aren't finding it viable.

I don't know how true this is but I thought I'd let you guys and gals know.

Thanks Schuette :wave:

I won't be changing to Aubiose anytime soon then!

Rhian33
07-01-2011, 01:08 PM
Oh No! I use this for my rats as I have found it the best product for keeping down smells and is really cheap. Will have to ask next time I go pick up a bale. Didn't think hemp was used in the tobacco industry.

Elena
07-01-2011, 01:14 PM
Thanks Schuette :wave:

I won't be changing to Aubiose anytime soon then!

Yeah that's why I didn't get any (plus the fact they don't do small bags :oops:) I can send you some megazorb though if you want to try it :D


Oh No! I use this for my rats as I have found it the best product for keeping down smells and is really cheap. Will have to ask next time I go pick up a bale. Didn't think hemp was used in the tobacco industry.

Yes I thought that, unless she means the *cough* weed tobacco industry? :oops: I don't know about these things though :oops: (is innocent *insert halo smilie here*)

Blackberry & Co
07-01-2011, 01:15 PM
:shock::shock::shock:

Typical - just as I find a product that I can get locally and works really well :roll:

GrahamL
07-01-2011, 01:17 PM
Yeah that's why I didn't get any (plus the fact they don't do small bags :oops:) I can send you some megazorb though if you want to try it :D



It's alright, i've ordered an 85L bag from Farmway :wave:

Sorry, i totally forgot to tell you :oops:

The extra absorbency if yours and PL's suggestions helped will work even if Biccy does stop being a JCB! :D

BattleKat
07-01-2011, 01:18 PM
nooo! I would think it would be worth making it just for animal owners, even if the price went up it's still worth it.

I use it for my mice, and like rhian said, it's the absolute best thing for keeping the smells down that's safe for them.

Really hoping this never happens. Although I could just buy a couple of bags and have enough for the next 5 years :lol:

ShazzaBunny
07-01-2011, 01:18 PM
That would explain why the farmer never have hemcore anymore :lol:

I had to change to Rapport its like hemcore but from the rape seed plant

Rhian33
07-01-2011, 01:23 PM
nooo! I would think it would be worth making it just for animal owners, even if the price went up it's still worth it.

I use it for my mice, and like rhian said, it's the absolute best thing for keeping the smells down that's safe for them.

Really hoping this never happens. Although I could just buy a couple of bags and have enough for the next 5 years :lol:

I'm sure there's something similar available so I'll have a word with the guy at the saddlery see what the plan is otherwise I think I may be buying as much as I can fit in my loft as that's where we put it anyway. Gonna be a lovely job hauling 4 22kg bales up there every few weeks, bad enough having to do 1:lol:

Elena
07-01-2011, 01:27 PM
It's alright, i've ordered an 85L bag from Farmway :wave:

Sorry, i totally forgot to tell you :oops:

The extra absorbency if yours and PL's suggestions helped will work even if Biccy does stop being a JCB! :D

That's ok :lol: I hope it helps. Did you see this thread?

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=263692

Elena
07-01-2011, 01:29 PM
That would explain why the farmer never have hemcore anymore :lol:

I had to change to Rapport its like hemcore but from the rape seed plant

I think she mentioned that one. I'm gonna stick with my megazorb I think. I was going to try Auboise but I see no point changing now :D

BattleKat
07-01-2011, 01:35 PM
I'm sure there's something similar available so I'll have a word with the guy at the saddlery see what the plan is otherwise I think I may be buying as much as I can fit in my loft as that's where we put it anyway. Gonna be a lovely job hauling 4 22kg bales up there every few weeks, bad enough having to do 1:lol:
:lol: I know the feeling. I'm 4ft11 and carry my bale of aubiose about a mile up through town and then have to carry it up the stairs to my flat. Lucky it goes so far!

I've seen similar stuff made from rape straw, might try some of that if this ends up happening.
Apparently rapport is very good but I think it might be scented as it's made by the hemcore guys and they stick citronella on their stuff.

GrahamL
07-01-2011, 01:36 PM
That's ok :lol: I hope it helps. Did you see this thread?

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=263692

Just posted :) thanks!

Rhian33
07-01-2011, 01:39 PM
:lol: I know the feeling. I'm 4ft11 and carry my bale of aubiose about a mile up through town and then have to carry it up the stairs to my flat. Lucky it goes so far!

I've seen similar stuff made from rape straw, might try some of that if this ends up happening.
Apparently rapport is very good but I think it might be scented as it's made by the hemcore guys and they stick citronella on their stuff.

That's what I don't like about Hemcore, I think it's great for rabbits as it keeps mozzies away but think it's a bit harsh for rats and I don't want that smell in the house anyway :lol:

chul
07-01-2011, 01:48 PM
I need to find something better than wood based cat litter - well cheaper anyway. Never tried megazorb though, don;t know where sells it either! :lol:

Elena
07-01-2011, 01:50 PM
I need to find something better than wood based cat litter - well cheaper anyway. Never tried megazorb though, don;t know where sells it either! :lol:

You can get it online but annoyingly it adds about a fiver to the price cos of the delivery. I get mine from an equestrian supplier so you could google for something similar near you.

chul
07-01-2011, 01:52 PM
You can get it online but annoyingly it adds about a fiver to the price cos of the delivery. I get mine from an equestrian supplier so you could google for something similar near you.

Could I use if for hamsters too? :?

GrahamL
07-01-2011, 01:52 PM
You can get it online but annoyingly it adds about a fiver to the price cos of the delivery. I get mine from an equestrian supplier so you could google for something similar near you.

I've pasted this link a lot lately :lol:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Megazorb-Animal-Bedding-85-Litres/dp/B003L79596/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AUN8SCN2NESSA&s=generic&qid=1294237342&sr=1-1

6.60 + Delivery.

Comes to 11.59. :wave:

So much cheaper than buying it anywhere else at the mo online.

It is annoying about the delivery, but its a lot cheaper than blooming woodshavings too! :D

Amy104
07-01-2011, 01:55 PM
Oh dear thats not good. I use it for all my pets. The nearest megazorb stockist is about an hour away and it would cost me a fortune if I bought it online. The rapport sounds ok for buns but I agree the citronella might be a bit harsh for my gerbils.

GrahamL
07-01-2011, 02:04 PM
Oh dear thats not good. I use it for all my pets. The nearest megazorb stockist is about an hour away and it would cost me a fortune if I bought it online. The rapport sounds ok for buns but I agree the citronella might be a bit harsh for my gerbils.

North or Southbound Amy?

Indy
07-01-2011, 02:10 PM
If you have tack shops near you they may sell Comfybed and Equiflax - both of these are very similar to Aubiose! :wave:

Amy104
07-01-2011, 02:21 PM
Graham its AJ Wyatt Stowey House Farm, Clutton, Bristol. BS39 5TQ. Tel: 01275 333312

I've no idea what direction that is in. :oops:

GrahamL
07-01-2011, 02:22 PM
Graham its AJ Wyatt Stowey House Farm, Clutton, Bristol. BS39 5TQ. Tel: 01275 333312

I've no idea what direction that is in. :oops:

Damn. It's 50 mins from here too :(

Fairy13
07-01-2011, 02:33 PM
That would explain why the farmer never have hemcore anymore :lol:

I had to change to Rapport its like hemcore but from the rape seed plant

Is from the rape seed plant flax? We use flax bedding too called jopack. We always used to get aubiose before but tried the flax and found it actually better than aubiose for deodorising and absorbancy and it's cheaper down our way too :)

chelle
07-01-2011, 07:02 PM
how bizzare....Ive emailed Aubiose manufacturers and asked them - will post the reply when they respond!:D

Isnt megazorb like carefresh? I had a problem with my buns eating it...total no go a I was worried they would get ill.

This jopack sounds interesting too? Made form flax.....any more info that you know?

Elena
07-01-2011, 07:55 PM
how bizzare....Ive emailed Aubiose manufacturers and asked them - will post the reply when they respond!:D

Isnt megazorb like carefresh? I had a problem with my buns eating it...total no go a I was worried they would get ill.

This jopack sounds interesting too? Made form flax.....any more info that you know?

I had a little look at carefresh today, megazorb is smaller pieces. I have no problem with mine eating it cos I put a thick layer on hay on top.

chelle
11-01-2011, 01:20 AM
I had a little look at carefresh today, megazorb is smaller pieces. I have no problem with mine eating it cos I put a thick layer on hay on top.


aaah right - smaller pieces......wonder if mine would still eat it? .wish mine didnt want to eat it...but I tried the hay thing & hiding it under newspaper...but Indiana started digging for it on purpose...then Arrabella joined in!:roll: It worked really well too...just got abit worried that they thought it was a treat!:roll:
Aubiouse works well but can be abit messier....:lol::wave:

TeflonsShadow
11-01-2011, 01:36 AM
I hope this isnt true as I use it for my hammy, its not dusty and is sooooo soft!

Mine you, if I buy a bale now, it will probably last his life time, the bales we get are HUGE!

Amy104
13-01-2011, 04:11 PM
how bizzare....Ive emailed Aubiose manufacturers and asked them - will post the reply when they respond!

Did you get a response?

Rhian33
13-01-2011, 04:16 PM
Did you get a response?

Ive heard that they have just had issues grwoing the plant in France this year so stocks of Aubiose (a French company) are low. Apparently no other brands are affected.

Elena
13-01-2011, 04:17 PM
I really hope, for those of you who use it, that what I was told was a misunderstanding. :)

Amy104
13-01-2011, 04:22 PM
My pet shop have told me they can get me a bale for tomorrow so their stockist must have some at the moment.

I had probs a few months back but I believe that is because it comes from France and they shut the factory for a month in August.

Amy104
14-01-2011, 03:05 PM
Delivery didn't turn up and I've been told there are stock issues again. He's going to let me have a bag of Back 2 Nature at the same price to try. Anyone used this before?