Puppy Pads; Toxic?

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Malice

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Today one of my friends (who also keeps piggies) said she was doing some research into bedding and found out that puppy pads are supposedly toxic to guineas. I did a cursory internet search, but couldn't find anything (just people saying they use them for their pigs). I'm switching to fleece soon (although I've ordered from Ziggy's Piggies, which I don't believe uses puppy pads?), which is why she warned me, but as I said, I can't find anything to support the idea. I was wondering what people here thought? Thanks!
 

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I'm not sure if toxic.mine do not attempt to chew them.could use news paper if concerned.or order white sheets plain paper off cuts from internet.eglike fish and chip paper.i use ziggypiggy liners they are excellent.
 

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I will say that the reason many of us line our fleece with a layer of pads is that it's never enough to stop the wee soaking through to the bottom of the cage. If you don't trust the pads, look around for something to use in their stead.
 

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i use them and touch wood never a problem….
I use pads first to protect bottom of hutches, then thick layer of newspaper and then the fleece.

I tried using one in rabbit hutch to protect against leaky bottle but maisie sniffed it out and chewed to shreds and she's fine
 

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:D Are you talking about puppy pads in general or a specific brand? I have used Simple Solution disposable pads. My piggies have chewed the edges and come to no harm. They have also chewed the plastic backing on the washable pads. Still no problems! They must have cast iron stomachs!
 

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Thanks for all the responses! I'm hoping I won't need any extra absorbent layers in my cage after the liners, but I'll possibly just look at extra towelling? Interesting that no one has ever had (or heard of) any issues with puppy pads; maybe they're not as bad as my friend made them out to be?
 

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I never thought to use puppy pads. One side of my cage gets quite wet as that's where the pigs tend to go. Have tried mucking out that side between full cleans but it doesn't make any difference.

I may try pads with paper and shavings on top.
 
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