Ensure cleanliness in the cell – problem for all owners of rodents.Small particles and dust cause inflammation of the mucous membrane, sneezing and General malaise.
Wood chips of deciduous trees is the best option among wood fillers. It is not dusty, does not cause allergies, not traumatic for the rodent.
However, older and heavier individuals, predisposed to the foot to me, feel uncomfortable.
Pressed wood pellets
They have a high hygroscopicity is a big plus. But when wet they turn into dust, irritating the mucous membranes of the animal. Stepping on dry granules, pet is injured.
These include: hay, cotton, flax and corn fillers, hemp mulch and grass pellets.
Dry grass absorbs water poorly, traumatic for the eyes of the animal. The dust on it causes inflammation of the lining of the eyes and nose. The parasite's eggs in the hay can become a problem to the health of the pet.
It not traumatic, hygroscopic, non-toxic, although sometimes causes the Allergy.
Flax pellets and fire
This filler is hygroscopic and holds scent inside, though wet pellets turn into dust and dust, and in solid form traumatic.
The fire caught the sharp blades that can cause injury rodent. Increased dustiness provokes rhinitis. But here the role played by firm-manufacturer.
What filler is best for young pups
Corn litter for rats is crushed by the shafts of corn. It is:
- the fine fraction;
- the coarse fraction;
If krysova thought than you can replace sawdust, a variant of corn filler fine fraction will be optimal.
Filler coarse fraction produces less dust than small. It does not injure the skin of Pets, so fits best.
They are hypoallergenic, hygroscopic, but like all the pellets turn to mush when wet. It helps the foot to me and cause respiratory diseases.
It is non toxic and safe, has no negative impact on the mucosa of rodents. The disadvantage is the inaccessibility in our country. Replace the fire can be garden mulch.
Here there are:
- Newspapers and magazines;
- office paper;
- paper towels (napkins).
Printed in rat cells contraindicated the printing ink is harmful to the animals.
Plain paper for office has low hygroscopicity and does not retain odor. The edges of the sheets will hurt the paws of animals. But torn in long strips of office paper rats for nest building.
Cellulosic granules do not rattle, does not injure animals, hygroscopic. But they are hard to cover exactly the entire surface of the floor. Cellulose filler is recommended to use additionally with the other, pouring the second layer.
Paper litter for rats (napkins, towels)
The disadvantages of napkins and towels are fragility, low hygroscopicity, not the ability to hold scent. Because of this, the cage should be two to three times a day to clean.
But hypoallergenic wipes are great for nursing females and young pups.
These include disposable diapers and silica gel (mineral) fillers.
Them firmly fixed on the shelves and floor of the cell, then there will be clean and dry. You cannot use litter for rats in cages, where the animals love to chew on litter: small material particles clog the respiratory tract of animals.
Silica gel and mineral fillers
They are used in cells with fallstrom minimum height of 5 cm injected into the esophagus of the silica gel leads to the death of the animal.
Comparative table fillers for rats
|The type of filler||Pros||Cons||The price per litre ( € )|
|Wood chips||Harmless, doesn't hurt feet||Low hygroscopicity||5|
|Sawdust||Not injure, not poisonous||Allergy, inflammation||2-7|
|Wood chips of deciduous trees||No dust, not traumatic||Low hygroscopicity||2|
|Wood pellets||Absorbs moisture||Injure paws, wet, turning to mush||28|
|Hay||Not poisonous, hypoallergenic||Poorly absorbs moisture, does not retain odor, traumatic||2-4|
|Cotton||Not traumatic, it absorbs moisture||Sometimes cause allergies||4|
|Flax pellets||Hygroscopic, keep smell||When wet turn into dust, in a dry — traumatic||prices vary|
|Flax fire||Hypoallergenic||Dustiness, traumatic||prices vary|
|Corn||Hypoallergenic, hygroscopic||Granules travmatichny||25-50|
|Herbal granules||Hypoallergenic||Traumatic, wet, turns to mush||30|
|Hemp fire||Safe||Hard to find in our country||9|
|Paper napkins||Hypoallergenic, safe||Do not absorb water and quickly become useless||40|
|Pulp||Hygroscopic, harmless,||Bars smell bad, does not lie exactly||48|
|Disposable diapers||Hypoallergenic||When razgryzaniya possible from entering the respiratory tract||(1 piece) 12|
|Silica gel||Hygroscopic||Poisonous, very dangerous||52|