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pets at home woodshavings

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has any1 tried the pets at home scented wood shaving?

i was there yesterday and they had lavender and lemon scented wood shavings,i was wondering if they make a difference to the cage,like cutting down on the wee smell etc ?

thanks xx
 

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I find the bags of woodshavings scarily expensive, you are better getting it from a local riding yard. I wouldn't use scented stuff either as there is a risk that the oils can cause allergies.
 

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I agree with what has already been said, it is better not to use scented woodshavings because of the oils in them :)
 

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Its personal preferance I guess, I'm not sure weather it would make much difference. Usually my piggies dont smell too bad.

I think piggies have more sensative noses than us, i dont think its exactly fair to put them on sented bedding. But thats just my opinion.

Its up to you, you could try it a guess? Sorry.

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thanks guys,i was quite indecisive about it,on one hand it be nice smelling,but like whats already been said,it cant be good for the guineas,daft how they make stuff like that,ye they are expensive i payed £4.09 for a small packet,theres a local farm shop around here and i get a huge bail for nearly £11 and it last me a good 10 months!
 
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I yours lavender and lemon scented wood shavings from pets at home it is great if you have guineapig or rabbit that are messy and wee alot as is make the cages and hutches smell nice
 

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thanks guys,i was quite indecisive about it,on one hand it be nice smelling,but like whats already been said,it cant be good for the guineas,daft how they make stuff like that,ye they are expensive i payed £4.09 for a small packet,theres a local farm shop around here and i get a huge bail for nearly £11 and it last me a good 10 months!
You're likely to find, depending on the brand of shavings, they could well be dust extracted too - most of the shavings designed for horse use are as horses can get COPD etc.

Hunter shavings were my favourite brand til I switched to paper. Only £8 for a dust extracted compacted bale down here :))

I hate the scented stuff, blooming stinks, I like my guineas to smell like guineas not fabric softener!
 

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I yours lavender and lemon scented wood shavings from pets at home it is great if you have guineapig or rabbit that are messy and wee alot as is make the cages and hutches smell nice
But it's not really good for the piggies

Wood shavings are a popular type of floor covering as is litter made from wood pulp. You should avoid using sawdust, cedar wood shavings, scented shavings or corn cob bedding as these can all cause irritation in guinea pigs.
Also see this post
http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/showpost.php?p=390672&postcount=14
 
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