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    Newspaper?

    I've been breeding rats for about 2 12/ years. I've had great luck with strong colonies. Does anyone use Newspaper along with pine shavings? I usually put down a think layer of shavings and then rip up long strands of newspaper so the mama's can build nests.
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    Re: Newspaper?

    I do pretty much the same . I use a thin layer of pine shavings, two heaping cups of equine fresh and newspaper that has been run through the shredder. Wooks Great! Minus the equine fresh for new borns.
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    Re: Newspaper?

    I usually just lay some newspaper on the botton and then put aspen on top of that. The ratties usually do all the shredding for me. It's worked well for the 2 years that I've kept them.
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    Re: Newspaper?

    I use gene-ripe, same as Equine Fresh, and a few handfuls of torn paper, and a few handfuls of aspen shavings. I find the torn paper and aspen gives them something to nest with.

    I keep this mix whether I have newborns, pups, or just breeding adults.

    Every few days I just scoop up the paper when feeding them and replace it.

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