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Cheap wood shavings for rabbit hutch

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Found 11th Aug 2007
Hi there peeps.

We've just recently bought a rabbit and the cost of wood shavings/softwood bedding seems to add up...

Any other small animal owners know where I can buy them a bit cheaper than Tesco prices? A small pack costs £1.17 and only lasts a few days and the large pack cost £4.15.

Now that Kipper (my daughter named him :giggle:) is a firm family member who will hopefully be with us for a long time, I would appreciate saving some extra pennies whilst still kepping him comfy!

Thanks in advance

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try a local wood yard, i had a shop next door to one and they where pleased to get rid and gave them away by the sack full.

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try a local wood yard, i had a shop next door to one and they where … try a local wood yard, i had a shop next door to one and they where pleased to get rid and gave them away by the sack full.



Thanks, I read up on that after a friend suggested it.

Apparantly, the shavings must be treated to remove the fine bits and dust as they will aggravate Kippers' eyes and also some types of wood are toxic to small animals, anyone know more about this?

We get ours from a place at north caves near Hull £2 for a big bag not treated but wev'e never had a problem with it.

[SIZE=2]Look in yellow pages etc for pet wholesalers. I used to buy huge bags for £2.50 every few months.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Some people have used shredded paper but that might be for smaller animals[/SIZE]

Don`t know about rabbits but what about using paper from a shredder?

The old mother is a Gardner and instead of straw to store her bulbs she uses the paper from a shredder to wrap them and also uses the cuttings from my crosscut shredder.

Banned

yeah you can use shredded paper but we litter trained ours and a bag of wood cat litter pellets costs £1.99 and lasts us 3 mths with 3 rabbits in seperate hutches

Wilkinsons is cheapest shop for rabbit shaving and 5% off online if you buy 3 or more
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