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Re: Litter costs and question
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2005, 04:11:43 PM »
spend about 100$ on a good paper shredder.    Then grab all those free papers you can.....it will pay for itself in about 1.5 months. And I'm sure the girls would love to root around in it :) :BlueDumboSmile:
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Re: Litter costs and question
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2005, 04:34:34 PM »
spend about 100$ on a good paper shredder.    Then grab all those free papers you can.....it will pay for itself in about 1.5 months. And I'm sure the girls would love to root around in it :) :BlueDumboSmile:

I have one. I found shredded paper or newspaper to be rather dusty and messy. I'm a neat freak, though. ;)
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Re: Litter costs and question
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2005, 05:34:35 PM »
Really? I don't see how it can be dusty? when you take it out of the shredder box give it a good shake!

if your a neat freak with that many girls and using towls........you will probably be changing towls about 2-3 times a day ;)
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Re: Litter costs and question
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2005, 10:56:49 PM »
I buy wood stove pellets, about 15 bags a year at 3.75 per (40 lb) bag so that's about $60 rounding up a year on bedding.

Edit- I have a ruud and a 690 and cages get cleaned once a week.

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Re: Litter costs and question
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2005, 11:01:53 PM »
I buy wood stove pellets, about 15 bags a year at 3.75 per (40 lb) bag so that's about $60 rounding up a year on bedding.

Where can I find that??
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Re: Litter costs and question
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2005, 11:58:41 PM »
Oh well, I tried, I don't have a problem with dustiness in the hay, but maybe it depends on where you buy it?  I actually think it smells LESS than carefresh, I can't stand the smell of it (carefresh) when it's wet and am usually grossed out by it after about 12 hours.  Hay IS harder to clean up, but considering it's about 1/4 of the price of aspen, I don't mind the extra work.

I thought wood stove pellets had accelerant and softwoods in them?  I've never looked for them, because I've always heard that they could be dangerous.

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Re: Litter costs and question
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2005, 11:17:15 AM »
If I'm remembering right, MOST do have acelerant, but there are some that are hardwood and don't have any 'additives', so to speak.  If you do choose to use/try them though, you need to be very careful which ones you choose to make sure they're safe ones.  You'd also want to get them now, since it seems in most places they're only available in colder weather.  (Makes sense, who's going to be using a woodstove in the summer?)


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