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Rabbit dooings for compost.

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larmy16
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Hi

Can anyone advise me which bedding would be most suitable for composting?

We are currently using straw but I wondered if this is harder to breakdown?

Any advice gratefully received. :)
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  • Linda32
    Linda32 Posts: 4,385 Forumite
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    I'm sure straw would be fine to compost. I'm not up on rabbit bedding so not sure of the choices, (never had them as pets, only cats and dogs),

    But I do know that whatever bedding you use for rabbits would be suitable for composting. Its due to the fact that they only eat veggies, rather than meat ;)
  • redsam
    redsam Posts: 233 Forumite
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    Hi we use straw for out chickens and it all goes in the compost and is just fine - hope that helps.
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  • tessasmum
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    We use shavings from the planer in the wood workshop and they compost just fine. The rabbits occasionally get straw too, especially in the winter, and that goes in the compost, too.
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  • cjb02
    cjb02 Posts: 608 Forumite
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    straw is fine to compost. it will break down very quickly in a composter.
  • dell12
    dell12 Posts: 151 Forumite
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    We use sawdust but I would have thought straw would be fine.

    Trick is to ensure it's all mixed up in the compost bin with other stuff.
  • nodwah
    nodwah Posts: 1,742 Forumite
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    Our Guinea pigs are on layers of newspaper, wood shavings, straw and hay - it all goes in the compost bin and it's the wood shavings that take longest to break down
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  • larmy16
    larmy16 Posts: 4,324 Forumite
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    Hope someone sees this. One more question.

    Would it be ok to add directly to my garden. I have terrible clay soil, and as they recommend breaking it up with horse manure (which has straw), do you think it would be the same with rabbit droppings or would the ratio be wrong? :)
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