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ORGANIC BEDDING is a DANGER...


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#21 Pilsner'smom

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 12:31 AM

I use newspaper that's recycled and then shredded, I think it's called Kritter Litter, or something close. If it's not full sheets, is it dangerous? Should I start using sheets of newspaper instead of the recycled and processed newspaper?


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Posted 20 August 2005 - 11:08 AM

I would use full sheets...JMO

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 02:38 PM

Thanks for the info Majj! I have newspaper in the bottom of Babys cage, but corncob in the tray under his gym. Going to definately get rid of it!

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE (shellpointer @ May 13 2005, 08:28 AM)
Oh dear.  For the last few days, Pepper has been eating out of my bowl of Wheatabix which is an organic cereal.  I like it because it gets all mushey.  Do you think that is dangerous for him?


Soy milk is ok in small quantities. The cereal shoudn't be harmful.

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 07:32 AM

I like using full sheets easy to keep an eye on any change in poops and easy to roll up a sheet at a time when messy (I lay lots of layers down a whole newspaper at a time )..
My boys share my porridge every morning I am sure your cereal is fine ...

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 04:41 PM

this is one thing i am really not liking about zupreem.
he literally craps a rainbow depending on what pellets he happens to grab the most of. orange red and green. he doesnt like the bananas. but im kinda having a hard time judging his poop and watching his consistency.
he was eating roudy with the breeder, and for the past week its been only zupreem plus some cracker. he hasnt taken to fruit yet.
the important part is basically a solid center and urine outer right?
what about frequency?

also sometimes between what i would expect is his normal poop, he drops what looks like mostly water, smaller amount than a regular drop. but he has started dipping the zupreem pellets in water apparently to make them softer. so i was assuming that was the extra water he's pooping

maybe i should make this a new thread..

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 12:56 PM

The colored pellets are actually designed so that you can tell they're eating them when they poop. However, artificial colors are not good for people and they are not good for birds. Our bodies do not know how to break them down. A bird's poop will vary greatly depending on how much water they consume, including high water foods like fruit and veggies. it is normal for their poop to be more runny after they eat these things.

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 09:29 AM

Bumping again this is important info for new fid owners....IMO

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 02:44 AM

Bumping up again for new members...

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 07:13 AM

Bump..

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 06:22 AM

Bumping again important information for new members,

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 08:42 AM

What a horrible story! I think it should be posted in all pet stores so no one will buy that stuff anymore. Besides, newspaper is so cheap, easy to change, and helps slow the growth of microorganisms. Can't get much better than that!

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 10:16 AM

What the heck is bumping?

Thanks for the info on cage lining. We thought we were just being cheap - using news paper. laugh.gif Echo sends his regards to all the Quakers! Especially Twizzlebeak!

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 09:04 AM

Bumping is when a good informational post gets a long way down (over the page ) and I want to bring it back to the top so new members can read up on helpful info..so here we go again BUMP..lol

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for the info--I had heard this before and do not use litter. Only b&w newspaper. But lately I have stopped lining the bottom with newspaper and just leave the tray. When I change(d) the paper (every morning and usually again at night) I also ended up washing the tray because there was poop on the sides. So now I just wash the tray. Any thoughts on this? Should I go back to lining with newspaper?

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 05:29 PM

"after you remove all the poop and the pellets brake down to saw dust I put it in the gardens"

I'd be very careful about the sawdust as it has had contact with feline fecal matter and can contaminate your food. Feline feces carry quite a few illnesses which are transferable to humans.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE (petGroomer51 @ May 17 2005, 10:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use wood stove pellets for litter boxes it is the best litter I have ever used...one bag last me a month with 7 cats and after you remove all the poop and the pellets brake down to saw dust I put it in the gardens...smile.gif but not a good idea for birds...JMO



yea but thats for cats...birds like to at the very least chew on these things...

i use news paper and will never use anything else... i mean common a sunday paper cost 1.75 and that lasts more then a week so in my opinion its cheaper...

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 09:40 AM

Bumping for new fid owners to read..

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 03:22 PM

that's why I stick with newspapers! Cheap (we don't even buy them, the neighbors are thrilled I take what I need and recycle the rest for them).
As far as peanut shells, isn't there some fungus that can be on them?

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 03:15 PM

I use shavings in my cages, is that bad?