We know that you want to be the best rabbit parent around. This can include feeding your rabbit the best Timothy Hay or other grass hays, to setting up their cage, to selecting rabbit bedding for them to sleep on.
Don't know a lot about hay for bedding or even your bedding options for pocket pets? Then keep reading to get the basics in bedding options.
Using recycled newspaper based products are great to use because they are thought to be less irritating to your rabbit than wood shavings.
Your rabbit’s respiratory system is very sensitive so keep this in mind when you are trying to make a decision on rabbit bedding. Make sure you avoid using glossy newsprint or advertisements as they don’t absorb moisture and can be unhealthy for your rabbit. Some newsprint inks will rub off on your rabbit leaving them a smudgy mess.
This is also known as Aspen Litter. It is highly absorbent and smells great. It looks just like softwood shavings, but is completely safe for small pets, particularly your rabbit.
Be careful though as it’s easy to mix Aspen Litter up with softwood shavings, which like cedar and pinewood are not safe for rabbits and can affect their liver enzymes. Pay close attention to the packaging and make sure you are not buying litter that could be unsafe for your rabbit.
Wood pulp bedding has similar features as using the recycled paper beddings but can offer more cushion for your rabbit. You also don’t need to worry about the phenol in the wood pulp (which is a dangerous to rabbits and used within pine and cedar shavings), which makes it easier to be the best rabbit owner.
Food Grade Bedding
We recommend using our Food Grade Bedding where you can choose between Natural or White in color. Both types of bedding are considered “Food Grade,” which means it’s approved by the FDA to wrap and serve human food, so it’s safe for both you and your rabbit.
Our Food Grade Bedding is:
Super Odor Fighting - Odor is a common issue in litter boxes, hutches, and cages. Our Super Absorbent Quick Action Odor Protection means you’ll smell less of whatever was left inside.
Healthy and Safe - We know you worry about your rabbit’s health and safety, that’s why we made sure our bedding is Dioxin Free and 100% Environmentally Friendly. Our FDA approved Food Grade Virgin Paper is safe if your rabbit ingests it.
Ultra Absorbent - Constantly changing out bedding is annoying, that’s why we focused on maximising its absorbent capabilities. You can now go longer between changes as it absorbs 6 times its own weight!
99.9% Dust Free - Dusty bedding has become a huge issue, for both you and your rabbit. That’s why our super clean bedding contains no sand, dirt, or grit.
Soft and Nestable - We made our bedding as soft and nestable as possible. Life is better for your rabbits when potty time is just as comfortable as nap time.
You can use hay as bedding for your rabbit but this can be costly and less efficient for absorbency. But if you are out of your normal bedding and only have hay, then this isn’t the worse thing to use. Make sure you are using a grass hay such as Timothy Hay, Orchard Grass, or Mountain Grass rather than Alfalfa Hay to ensure that your rabbit doesn’t gain weight by eating the hay. Hay also won’t be as comfortable as the other options above.
For all the hay your rabbit needs or extra bedding to keep their litter box or hutch clean and protecting against odor longer, shop our store!