Alternative to vet bed

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Can anyone suggest an alternative to vet bed to use indoors, with no mess( like there is with shavings) and very little/no smell? Getting the hay off the vetbed is driving me insane :D
 

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At the minute I've got my hay in cardoard boxes on top of the vet bed with a doorway cut out of it. It's worked quite well but you would need a steady supply of boxes like aldi of lidl or somewhere, cos mine hav tended to eat them, wee in them and generally make them mingy. Sorry I don't have a bedding suggestion.
 
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gus and jack said:
At the minute I've got my hay in cardoard boxes on top of the vet bed with a doorway cut out of it. It's worked quite well but you would need a steady supply of boxes like aldi of lidl or somewhere, cos mine hav tended to eat them, wee in them and generally make them mingy. Sorry I don't have a bedding suggestion.
We have exactly the same here and the guineas love them, I just ask friends and family to keep shoe boxes etc for us.
Personally I don't like the idea of synthetic things in their pens and I'd not really like the idea of all the washing when I don't think they are necessary...but each to their own and these are only my thoughts :)

I line the boxes with lot's of paper, then top with fresh meadow hay. I empty them daily and find they sometimes can last up to a week. Depends if they wet them ::)

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cavykind said:
gus and jack said:
At the minute I've got my hay in cardoard boxes on top of the vet bed with a doorway cut out of it. It's worked quite well but you would need a steady supply of boxes like aldi of lidl or somewhere, cos mine hav tended to eat them, wee in them and generally make them mingy. Sorry I don't have a bedding suggestion.
We have exactly the same here and the guineas love them, I just ask friends and family to keep shoe boxes etc for us.
Personally I don't like the idea of synthetic things in their pens and I'd not really like the idea of all the washing when I don't think they are necessary...but each to their own and these are only my thoughts :)

I line the boxes with lot's of paper, then top with fresh meadow hay. I empty them daily and find they sometimes can last up to a week. Depends if they wet them ::)

Barbara
Unfortunately my OH gets asthma from hay so I have a minimum amount of hay in the cages in balls and top up frequently so loads of hay is not possible - by trial and error I've managed to convince him that the amount I use is ok for his asthma ;) Fudge likes sitting in his so I have a corner litter tray that I put hay in for him but the longhaired girls would get more tangles anyway from the hay so they've got 4 hayballs hanging up.
 
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