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Teabag substrate!?

Post by dani. on Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:04 am

I saw the oddest thing in Poundstretchers (They have a pet hut attached) this afternoon - literally teabags (bags minus the tea) bundled into a bale, for sale at 6:99.

I reckon this would be a cosy bedding, but for a substrate wouldn't be very absorb much, leading to more regular cage changes.

Anyone used this? Any ideas?

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Re: Teabag substrate!?

Post by Zoundz on Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:44 am

I have heard that they are quite good, but I've never had any experience of them.

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Post by smokierat on Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:52 am

Have you tried it?

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Post by dani. on Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:28 am

Not yet - but planning a multi-cage clean out tomorrow, and planning to pick up a bale on the way home from my night shift. I'm not confident about the absorbancy value, especially for my larger groups, but it might work out well for Dobbie - my hairless in a group of 3.

I'll try on the large and small groups and I'll update in a few days.

I'd be interested to see if this has popped up anywhere else in Ireland?

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Post by smokierat on Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:56 am

Ive never heard of it tbh,sounds interesting..is it expensive?

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Post by dani. on Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:19 am

£6.99 (Sterling) for a bale, that stands either 2 or 3 foot high (need to see it again)

I am horrendous at working out the exchange rate (shouldn't really be, I drive alongside the border to get to work, and buy my diesel in the south), - cleverer people may well improve on this, but in Euro it should only be a Euro either side of the 6.99 mark

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Post by smokierat on Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:30 am

Reasonable anyway,providing it lasts!

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Re: Teabag substrate!?

Post by dani. on Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:15 am

I have been testing out the teabag bale.

I am rather surprised, thought it would be thin, with poor absorbancy.  

Its very tightly packed into the bale, its thick and soft and feels lovely.  Absorbancy is good, and I don't need to clean out any more often then usual.  Its amazing for my hairless rat, and works well for my hairy groups.  

Very pleased!!

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