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Post by disastervibe Sat 14 Nov 2020, 4:31 pm

Hi guys, I know that pine shavings are a no-go, but I've heard that pine pellets are okay. Is this true? I'm looking for low-dust, high odor-absorbing, cheap options for the bottom layer of substrate. Right now I'm using paper based bedding (crinkle paper and clean & cozy), but they're very expensive. I have to keep the mice in my bedroom, so I want to minimise odor.

Also, does anyone have a brand they recommend for aspen shavings? That's another option I'm considering, but every brand I find has reviews saying they're very dusty, or have even give their mice mites (can wood shavings really do that?!).


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Post by Robin~ Sun 15 Nov 2020, 1:44 pm

Yup, pine pellets are great! Horse stall pellets and wood stove pellets are pretty good from what I've heard. As a side, though, adding the "absorbent" bedding to the bottom won't do much since your mice will be urinating on the top layer, not the bottom. Unless you have less than the recommended +4-6" of bedding I suppose.

In terms of non-dusty bedding, paper bedding is pretty much going to be your best bet. I have yet to find a non-dusty aspen bedding.
Have you tried crinkle paper not intended for pets (like from uline)? It's so much cheaper--I got a huge box with like 3-4 cubic ft of compressed crinkle paper for like $30 (which would probably be around 200L or so?).

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Post by disastervibe Sun 15 Nov 2020, 4:55 pm

@Robin~ wrote:Yup, pine pellets are great! Horse stall pellets and wood stove pellets are pretty good from what I've heard. As a side, though, adding the "absorbent" bedding to the bottom won't do much since your mice will be urinating on the top layer, not the bottom. Unless you have less than the recommended +4-6" of bedding I suppose.

In terms of non-dusty bedding, paper bedding is pretty much going to be your best bet. I have yet to find a non-dusty aspen bedding.
Have you tried crinkle paper not intended for pets (like from uline)? It's so much cheaper--I got a huge box with like 3-4 cubic ft of compressed crinkle paper for like $30 (which would probably be around 200L or so?).

Ah great! I'll see if I can find the crinkle paper from uline, and I'll give pine pellets a try as well. Thanks for the tip, that's a good point, I'll mix it up with the crinkle paper instead when I give it a go.

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