What type of bedding do you use for your rats?

Care fresh (or something like it)
Yesterdays news
towles, blankets, etc.
Aspine bedding
Hunt Club pet bedding
Critter Litter
Cell-Sorb Plus
Corn cob bedding
Other (please list what it is)

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Offline Mighty-Midget

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« on: January 28, 2005, 03:22:08 PM »
I just wanted to know what is most popular?

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Re: Bedding
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2005, 03:38:01 PM »
I use Harlan Sani-chips and occasionally use Harlan Ultra Tek Fresh

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Re: Bedding
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2005, 03:54:06 PM »
I use Aspen in the litter boxes. Then they get paper towels to snuggle in.
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Re: Bedding
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2005, 04:30:04 PM »
YN in the bottom of the cage and litterboxes, and baby blankets and towels to nest with. :)

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Re: Bedding
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2005, 04:32:16 PM »
Yesterday's News in the litter boxes, and towels and cloths on the floors of the cage.
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Re: Bedding
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2005, 05:02:20 PM »
is "aspine" supposed to be aspen? 

Either way, i find that towels work very very well, and I use aspen whenever I have enough from my freezer or if I just want to do something new for the boys.
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Re: Bedding
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2005, 06:25:55 PM »
I voted Hunt Club bedding as I use Ecopetbed, a UK equivalent. That's chopped cardboard pieces.

I also have some survey data on preferred cage litters at http://www.rattycorner.com/odds/ratstats/ratters/substrate.shtml that you might find interesting.


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Re: Bedding
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2005, 05:32:03 PM »
I use aspen on the floor of the cage, cover one of the major shelves with cloth and tile (I've tried covering the smaller corner shelves and the girls rip off the covering, so I've given up on it!), and I use carefresh in the litterbox.

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Re: Bedding
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2005, 05:35:36 PM »
I use yesterdays news in the litter boxes, and blankets & towels to covers the floors.

Offline Ratschooksanddog

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Re: Bedding
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2005, 11:50:41 PM »

I use Oaten Chaff. I have trouble finding siutable litter where i am. I use chaff in my brooders (for young chickens) Its dust free and really absorbent. It has a lovley hay smell.
The rats love to have a dig in it for edible bts (making a mess around the cage). I only have to change it every 2 weeks if i put it 1-2 inches deep.
A 35kg bag costs me only $18 (AU)

As for sleeping material...old clothes work well! And unbleached, unsented toilet papaer...but usually by accident. Mostly the rats sleep in their tunnel hammock.

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Re: Bedding
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2005, 03:41:42 AM »
I use Good Mews, which I believe is very similar to YN. I use it at the bottom of the cage -- as they poo and pee wherever they please. They're starting to poop and pee more often on the platforms though...eeww...
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Re: Bedding
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2005, 08:33:00 PM »
I'm using aspen right now, but this weekend when I go and get some more bedding I think I'll try Yesterdays News. Just want to try them out and see which one works best for us... :)
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