Substrates?????

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  1. rockett85

    rockett85 Not so new Member

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    Just curious if anyone has any thoughts on the use of wood shavings as a substrate (that you buy from the pet shop) I have always used the breeders choice litter but on seeing a MASSIVE bag of shavings for $15 i thought it may save money and is pretty similar to the aspen bedding used in the states!!! ANY THOUGHTS?
     
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    If it's soft wood pine shaving(which it often is) then i wouldn't use it, many rodent breeders won't use it because of respiratory concerns. If you want something cheaper that goes a long way get coconut coir from bunnings, rehydrate and let it dry. Same thing as critter crumble and works great for reducing smells i've found.
     
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    Flaviruthless Very Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't use it, it's quite dusty.
     
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    ashisnothereman Well-Known Member

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    critter crumble it the best
     
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    saximus Almost Legendary

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    What sort of animal is it for
     
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    It is for my snakes was a bit apprehensive to buy it, didn't seem too dusty but don't want to do any damage to them thanks for the quick response everyone!
     
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    Yeah you've also got the pine resin issue to consider with that stuff. I personally use Oz pet and I love it
     
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    What size critter's do you use? the fine or coarse?
     
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    wood shavings can be very try and sometimes that isnt good
     
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