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RE: Is it safe to use pine with rats?

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Posted by: Bigtattoo at Mon Mar 7 02:31:11 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Bigtattoo ]  
   

It is perfectly safe to use pine shavings. Just don't expect the pine to reduce odors much more than aspen does. Although it does smell better for about the first day.

If you get your local paper and have lots of newspaper laying around. An inexpensive paper shredder will turn that into very inexpensive bedding. Still doesn't help with the odor but does help with the expense and rats love this stuff. Great for making nests etc.

For odor I've found that buying cheap charcoal briquets and placing a couple on the top of each enclosure really cuts down on the odor.
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