Review: Megazorb

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squeakypigs

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Hi Everybody,

I thought I would make a review page for each bedding so then people can read through each review and can then decide which is best for them.

On this thread please only write a review on what you think of the bedding the topic is about and then out of five stars ***** give it the number you think it should get. (5 stars = best)

Your review should look like this....

"I think.... <write your review>

*** (3 stars)"

If you would like to discuss this particular bedding or ask any questions, please start a new thread or find the approriate thread to post in.

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Michele

Re: Megazorb - Members Reviews

i think this product is fantastic. saoks up all the urine and is greta for the piggies. the only problem is it is hard to ine. My supplier is 25 milesone way to get it so i have changed to vet beds.

I give it 5 stars *****
 

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Re: Megazorb - Members Reviews

Great for pigs but awful for me! I am horribly allergic to it and can't have it in the house so my pigs have never had the chance to try it! I know it is very popular with other owners though.

No stars from me.
 
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claire

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I think that Megazorb is great and is the best bedding that i have ever used. I am so lucky that there is a supplier about 10 mins away from me.

I give it 5 stars *****

Love

Claire
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Kellie

Re: Megazorb - Members Reviews

Have just bought my first bag 85litres for £8.99, will do a rating once I get to try it out!
 

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Re: Megazorb - Members Reviews

I think megazorb is great. It comes in big sacks so you don't run out, its dust free and has the best absorbancy of anything I've used. Its also ery cost effective at £6 for a huge sack from my local farm supply shop. Most of all the piggys seem to like i with a nice thick layer of hay on top.

Megazorb- five stars *****
 

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does anyone have a picture? what does megazorb look like? and what is it made out of?
 

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right, I looked it up with google now.

How long does a 85 litre bag last you usually? I got three piggies, right now I am buying a huge pack of woodshavings for 6 pound that last me a month, would you say megazorb is quite an expensive bedding? I remember buying 60 litre packs of shavings back in germany for 2 quid, they lasted about a week or two... but then, megazorb absorbs better, so do you have to change it less often?
 
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Joeychan

I looking at getting this bag aswell as I go through a load of hay. It meant to be excellent and I'd only change the piggies twice a week with it instead of every 2nd night.
 
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Broley

I made a few alterations to the piggy cages today. I then used Megazorb for the 1st time. I am not sure if I will be able to afford it - to cover the floor of the cages (the whole of my understairs area) I used 60 + litres! Have enough left for a couple of spot cleans only. That bag cost me £12 including postage. I am having problems finding it in Fife.

I have lined with newspaper & megazorb. To cut down on having to change the whole lot - I have then added litter trays with megazorb and Hay in (Hidey holes and eating area). I have also placed newspaper on top of the megazorb in some area, with vet bed on top of that! All in an attempt to save some money. Fingers crossed all poos are on the vet bed so I can vacuum them up ;)

Will let you all know how I get on and how long before I need to do a full change.
 

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Unless you maybe spread it a little thinner? I'm also trying out Megazorb and am on my second cage change. I did the 1st one quite thinly. They have a 4ft x 2ft. I spot cleaned the poo daily and the wee area every other day. Did a whole cage change after 6 days.

Do you find the stuff stinks? ? And I don't know about being dust free, I felt like I needed a face mask as I was scooping it out of the sack with the dustpan. And now I need to dust the living room... again. ;D :-\
 
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Broley

Bev I can't go any thinner without leaving newspaper exposed - I went over it all and patted it flat removing excess.

Rooney's section is 165 x 60 cms with a bit leading to the front as well - which measures 35 x 76cms
The 2 girls area is L shaped - the 2 rectangle measurements are 135 x 76cms along the main area with a further section measuring 92 x 66 cms.

No wonder I used so much!

It smells yuk! Dust free - I nearly choked as I poured it out the bag! The smell has lessened now - thank goodness!

Maybe my piggies are just far to spoilt with such large areas? I am hoping I can go a very long time just spot cleaning. I don't really want to reduce their living areas - they might not have this privilege again when we move house next.
 
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rachel

I like megazorb, I find it works very well to absorb the piggies wee and also for other animals. For reference here is a picture of it.

Rachel x

 

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I used to use megazorb and loved it! found it one of the best bedding products to use.

But the problem for me was getting hold of it. No one stocks it in my part of the UK, and I used to go and do an 80mile round trip to get some. I was using 2 bags a weeks at a cost of £5 a bag :o :o :o :o....so it although a brilliant product the cost was just way too much in the end.

I am now back to paper and loads of hay with regular changes. !

Although I love megazorb and wish could continue to use it... I would rather spend the £10 a week it cost to spend it on more veggies or timmy hay!

If I only had a couple of pigs then it wouldnt be so bag but when you have 20+ you get through so much of it.

Deb x
 
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Broley

I am now using Megazorb in litter trays only. I couldn't stand the smell of it any longer in the house. When it covered the whole of my understairs area - it smelt dirty even though it wasn't :( I had to do a complete change after a week - just far too expensive at £9 each time. Absorbency was good - shame it didn't work out for us. Could see it working much better in a normal sized C&C cage.

I am back to using newspaper only in light use areas (poos but no urine),
vetbed and newspaper in medium use areas and
newspaper, megazorb and hay in litter trays in heavy use areas.

Lots of spot cleaning but no smells to contend with
 
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Fiszi

Where were you buying it from for £9. I get a sack for £4.99
 
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Broley

Sadly no-one round here stocks it so I have to get it ordered in especially - which also means having to be organized ::) ;D
 
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chinakit

I used to use Megazorb but found it rather dusty, now I use just newspaper and good hay for the outside piggies, and Carefresh for the 2 boys I keep indoors.
 
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hils78

Flippin ek its brill!

Maxthepig directed me to a farm about 3 miles from me for good bales of hay (£3.10)& I came across Megazorb there for £5.80.

I can get a sack of Megazorb, a bale of hay & 2 bags of veg in my boot all at once!

The smell is a bit weird but I have left the bag open in the shed and the smell has subsided. This stuff in my opinion walks over Hemcore when used for GP's. Its really soft. When wee'd on it isn't 'wet'. It def keeps urine smell to a minimum. When been in use for a couple of days & has formed a base you can easily sweep droppings off. The base is still dry to the touch. Then can add a couple of handfulls to keep going for a few more days. Doesn't seem to mingle with hay like sawdust.

Its really a really good product and I think everyone should use it!
 
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cavykind

Okay, you have beaten me down ;D
I'm going to see if I can find some Megazorb and give it a trial run. I'll couldn't see a local stockist on their site, but can ring around and see if we have anywhere fairly local that stocks it.

Hills 78 review has swung it ;)

Barbara
 
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