Anyone Tried Finacard/paper Pellets?

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usually use fitch and/or fleece but fitch are out of stock at the moment. so i looked into other beddings and came across finacard. so i've ordered that, plus some of their paper pellets aswell, just to try out.

so anyone used it recently, and how did you find it?

my order was meant to come today but it is saying delayed so hopefully it will come tomorrow! :)
 

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I've used both, finacard for rats main area and piggy litter trays and paper pellets for rat litter trays.Loved it.Low to no dust and good odour control.Really absorbant as well I thought.My piggies still lay in the litter trays with it in so must have been comfy
 

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I didn't know they did paper pellets! I'll have to look into them. I currently use cat paper litter successfully.
 

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it's out for delivery today so i'm excited to try it. just worried benjie will eat it but we'll see! :)
 

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Ooh that's good! I think when i run out of the biocatlet I have stocked up I'm going to order this, it works out a lot cheaper to buy in bulk and would be fab for my litter trays :D
 

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benjie usually tests what things are by having a little nibble (including when he wondered what my foot was!) so i expect he will have a teeny nibble but then hopefully he will leave it alone. he's not very into chewing cardboard boxes or anything so hopefully cardboard isn't that tasty to him! but i wanted a paper based bedding rather than a wood based one so this seemed ideal :)
 

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it's arrived. on first impressions it seems quite nice. it's not as hard as it looks, but it's not as soft as fitch. just done a full cage clean so it's in the tray now with hay over the top, and then in the main part of the cage i've done half finacard and half fitch so i can compare. they've got their padded fleece blanket in there and their cosy tunnel and bed so somewhere soft to sleep. they will sleep on fitch aswell but i don't think finacard is soft enough to sleep on. if i was able to get cheaper farm hay then i'd probably cover it all with hay and think that would be better. but i can't so..

benjie sniffed it like :hmm: then he had a teeny nibble of one piece, then left it so hopefully he won't nibble anymore :tu:

so we'll see how it goes with spot cleans and how long it lasts etc :)
 

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You can order the paper pellets same time as finacard, same company if you want both.Mine never ate it.Wouldn't have thought it would do much damage if they ate any
 

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You can order the paper pellets same time as finacard, same company if you want both.Mine never ate it.Wouldn't have thought it would do much damage if they ate any
do you use the paper pellets aswell and do you find they make a difference? i got 15ltr of them so will try them under the finacard next time i change any.

i think if benjie liked the taste he would have eaten loads by now so i'm hopeful he will leave it alone. it's just cardboard so even if he ate little bits, then it shouldn't be an issue like you said :)
 

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:D I have never tried the Finacard or their paper pellets. The Finacard looks very uncomfortable to walk and lie on. I did not know that Finacard did pellets too. I currently use Back 2 Nature pellets in the litter trays. I might have a look at the Finacard pellets to see what they are like.
 

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:D I have never tried the Finacard or their paper pellets. The Finacard looks very uncomfortable to walk and lie on. I did not know that Finacard did pellets too. I currently use Back 2 Nature pellets in the litter trays. I might have a look at the Finacard pellets to see what they are like.
it's not too bad. i wish it was slightly softer than it is but it's not too hard or anything. more soft-ish with a crunch when they walk on it :)) i don't think my two will sleep directly on it but i'll update if they do!

i do think it would be best with a layer of hay over the top so for people who are lucky enough to beable to get well priced farm bales, that would be ideal.

i've never tried back 2 nature - is that any good? :)
 

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:D I don't know if the Finacard pellets are any cheaper than B2N. The biggest bag is 30 litres at £11.89. I usually buy 2 or 3 at a time. The pellets are quite soft and crumble when wet, very absorbent and practically no dust. I just use it in my litter trays and change it every two or three days.
 

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:D I don't know if the Finacard pellets are any cheaper than B2N. The biggest bag is 30 litres at £11.89. I usually buy 2 or 3 at a time. The pellets are quite soft and crumble when wet, very absorbent and practically no dust. I just use it in my litter trays and change it every two or three days.
not sure. i paid £19.99 for 17kg finacard and 15ltr paper pellets. not sure how that all works out :mal:

i've just had a feel of the paper pellets and they're quite hard. sure they'd be fine under the finacard but not sure i'd use them on their own. but i'll see how they are when i try them.

i've not tried many different beddings really. fleece, profleece/vetbed, megazorb, fitch and now this. actually, that's more than i thought :)) i did order a cage liner to try but it's taking ages and ages and ages!

eta: i change their litter tray everyday usually with fitch. it needs it, although they do alot of their toileting in there so maybe that is why.
 
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