Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Bunday



Pumpkin: "Mother, I'm not very happy with the level of bunny-to-cat blogging that's been going on lately. Way too much cat, not enough bun."
Me: "I'm very sorry, Pumpkin. I'll try to correct the balance."
Pumpkin: "You better. Now go fetch me some Craisins and make it snappy."
Me: "Yes, dear."


To all you bunny bloggers out there - what kind of litter do you use in your bunny's litter boxes? I've been using Carefresh for years, but just tried Oxbow's Eco-Straw Litter. It's ok, but I was wondering what other people use and what they think about it.

10 comments:

Lorna said...

You tell 'em Pumpkin!

I use wood stove pellets in Sage's litterbox. They're also called feline pine or equine pine. You can pick up a 40lb bag at a feed store .. or home depot when in season .. for about $5. They last Sage about six months.

They're great for absorbing ammonia smell and easy to clean up.

Hef's Mom said...

I have been using white aspen wood shavings, but I might switch to the pine stuff Lorna recommended since white aspen does not cover the odor!

divakitty said...

We use Cat Country

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Any kind of wood shavings I understand to be potentially toxic. Like you for years I used Carefresh and then switched to Ecostraw. Right now I use a thin layer of Ecostraw and then some hay (I buy half a bale at a time), I keep putting a little more hay on top for a few days, then the whole thing goes into the garden or the compost. The Ecostraw absorbs the pee and the hay keeps everything smelliing like, well, hay....

Rabbits' Guy said...

Crown Animal Bedding - made from recycled paper - comes in 40 lb bags. No smell, absorbs well, toss it in the compost when done (or use as a plant mulch.)

Lisa said...

I was just using newspaper for awhile, but it just wasn't absorbing enough. I used to use carefresh but it just gets kicked around way too much. anything compressed paper is good stuff. I've been getting Yesterday's News.

I read the same thing about wood litters:
http://rabbit.org/faq/sections/litter.html#litter

The bunny family said...

I live in Sweden and we use something called "toal├Ątt". It´s pellets made from recykled paper. It absorbes and does not smell bad.

RoadBunner said...

For years I have just been shredding newspaper to put in under the hay. I got rabbits when I was a student and couldn't justify the cost of any type of litter (I get free papers on the street). Since it is shredded it absorbs well (vs. just a flat layer). Probably not the same smell control as other stuff, but that is just my sign to change it!

Dudung said...

I use bamboo.

Kylie said...

We are the same Road Bunner... I also use old newspapers and hay on the rabbit hutch to absorb dirt and all. That way I am saving money for their food and any thing more important. I think controlling odor really needs regular cleaning or the rabbit cage or hutch.