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Posted by BILLY on August 29, 2002 at 03:18:09:
In Reply to: Husbandry posted by Dennie Miller on August 28, 2002 at 15:37:59:
For years I used aspen and once tried pine shavings, but for me I have had the best luck with paper towels and newpaper. I do like the clinical look, and I can see EVERYTHING in the cages. If you fold it perfectly, the newpaper fits great and doesn't look sloppy. The whole reason for me is cleanliness. When I change the newspaper or paper towels, ALL fecal matter, including the dried urine " powder " is gone, thue leaving the cage completely free of any fecal matter or waste. Open up the cage, remove contents and soiled paper, take a pre folded piece of newspaper, put everything back, and your cage is completely clean in 20 seconds. In my experience, when I used aspen, even if I picked up fecal matter up from the aspen, there still was the dried up fecal matter stuck to the bottom of the cage, thus making the cage not 100% clean. Also, there is no dust to worry about, and no aspen will be ingested by the animals ever. One thing I noticed too after I changed over is how there is no smell of the collection. My room here with my 22 snakes of all kinds, mostly pituophis, does not smell or have any odor at all at any time. My wife really likes that!! When I used aspen and you would walk in the snake room, immediately the smell would tell you that you were in the snake room. With this method, it smells like any other room in the house.
I do like aspen in the fact that the snakes can burrow in it and I do like the way it looks and the cost is very affordable.
That is my experience! Take care!