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I'm getting two little girls next weekend. They are only a few weeks old. I think I have all the supplies. I'm just missing litter for the litter pan. What am I supposed to use?!
 

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There are lots of different things to use. My personal favorite for both my rats and rabbits is the pelleted pine for horses. Their 40LB bag is normally $6 a bag. It's cost effective, kiln dried, and works great as litter.
 

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There are lots of different things to use. My personal favorite for both my rats and rabbits is the pelleted pine for horses. Their 40LB bag is normally $6 a bag. It's cost effective, kiln dried, and works great as litter.
Can you maybe link it? I tried looking it up on Amazon but nothing really came up. Sorry to bother.
 

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I use kiln-dried pine shavings from Tractor Supply (the white bag, not the yellow bag that says pine flakes). It's cheap for a lot of it, and my rats love to burrow in it.
 

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I'm getting two little girls next weekend. They are only a few weeks old. I think I have all the supplies. I'm just missing litter for the litter pan. What am I supposed to use?!
Fragrance free paper based litter is what I read is best. I use yesterday's news or something similar I don't remember the actual name and can't be bothered to look lol
 

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I just threw out my CareFresh bedding...the dust was unbelievable! Poor Phyllis got a clean cage with new bedding, and she looked like someone punched her in both eyes yesterday. I changed to the Best Cob bedding from Tractor Supply. No dust at all. This morning she looks 80% better.
 

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I'm getting two little girls next weekend. They are only a few weeks old. I think I have all the supplies. I'm just missing litter for the litter pan. What am I supposed to use?!
Paper bedding that is fragrance and dye-free is the best from my experience just make sure whatever you get doesn't have any fragrances or dyes in it!
 

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When you say little girls, how young? You don’t want them taken from their momma too soon. Also, I used the round colored glass stones that you can buy at Dollar Tree in my little box with a fist sized round smooth river rock in the center. The colored glass can be washed in hot hot soapy water and air dried. It’s a one time “investment” and easy to take care of. You do have to make sure there are no broken or chipped ‘stones’ of course. But I only ever had 2. My boys were happy with their set up and I didn’t have rats that wanted to sleep or play in their litter.
 
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