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    Hi everybody,
    I use pine pellets for the toilet of Cookie. I put pine pellets under the litter box and hay on top of it. Cookie digging hay a little and eating the pine pellets. Is this normal, how can I prevent this?
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    I clean cookie's litter box every day. That's why the pine pellets get dry, is that why he eats it? Should I change it every 2-3 days? So the pine pellets will be soaked with urine and maybe not eat
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCG View Post
    I clean cookie's litter box every day. That's why the pine pellets get dry, is that why he eats it? Should I change it every 2-3 days? So the pine pellets will be soaked with urine and maybe not eat
    Don't they crumble when they get wet? I don't like wood pellets for this reason, we used to use them. Is he eating many of them?

    Daily litter tray cleaning is best imo to avoid issues and fly strike, especially as its hot where you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Don't they crumble when they get wet? I don't like wood pellets for this reason, we used to use them. Is he eating many of them?

    Daily litter tray cleaning is best imo to avoid issues and fly strike, especially as its hot where you are
    Doesn't disperse too much, he also doesn't eat the wet ones. He only eats dry pine pellets, but because I clean it every day, there is a lot of dry pellets. He doesn't eat most of the pellets but I'm worried he will eventually eat less hay. I'm also worried that he's eating more pellets than usual.
    Also, only rodent shavings and pine pellets are sold in Turkey. I have no alternative to using other litter box materials. I bought pellets because it was said in the forum that pine pellets are better than sawdust, do you think I should use sawdust if it continues like this?

    Maybe if I don't clean it every day the pellets will get wet and he will eat less?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCG View Post
    Doesn't disperse too much, he also doesn't eat the wet ones. He only eats dry pine pellets, but because I clean it every day, there is a lot of dry pellets. He doesn't eat most of the pellets but I'm worried he will eventually eat less hay. I'm also worried that he's eating more pellets than usual.
    Also, only rodent shavings and pine pellets are sold in Turkey. I have no alternative to using other litter box materials. I bought pellets because it was said in the forum that pine pellets are better than sawdust, do you think I should use sawdust if it continues like this?

    Maybe if I don't clean it every day the pellets will get wet and he will eat less?
    No definitely don't use sawdust! Especially pine, it's really bad for them and causes respiratory issues, that's the last thing Cookie needs!

    Do you have any products like carefresh? It's a paper bedding, or a rodent bedding over here that's called back 2 nature, that's a compressed paper pellet. We use an off brand carefresh, but I know things aren't always available over there. I wouldn't worry about him eating the odd pellet too much though tbh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    No definitely don't use sawdust! Especially pine, it's really bad for them and causes respiratory issues, that's the last thing Cookie needs!

    Do you have any products like carefresh? It's a paper bedding, or a rodent bedding over here that's called back 2 nature, that's a compressed paper pellet. We use an off brand carefresh, but I know things aren't always available over there. I wouldn't worry about him eating the odd pellet too much though tbh!
    What? Is it pine shavings or pine pellets causing respiratory problems? Or is the pine itself harmful?

    I know compressed papers, but unfortunately they are never sold in Turkey, and there is no brand you mentioned.Even rodent sand is not sold in Turkey, there is only sawdust or pellets, both of them are pine. I have no other alternative
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    Ugh I'm going crazy now. How will I find something suitable for Cookie? I can't find anything for cookie, what country is this
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    Pine pellets are fine as far as I'm aware it's pine pellets that aren't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Pine pellets are fine as far as I'm aware it's pine pellets that aren't!
    I look like an idiot but my english is not enough to understand it right now. Pine pellet is both good and not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCG View Post
    I look like an idiot but my english is not enough to understand it right now. Pine pellet is both good and not?
    Nope it's me typing too quickly not you at all!

    Pellets are okay

    Sawdust /shavings are not!

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