Cheap places to buy sawdust?

(10 Posts)
countrykitten Tue 01-Jan-13 10:35:39

Are you sure that you want to use sawdust for your animal (whatever it is?!!). It is not recommended for either rabbits or guineas and we never use it at the rescue - fresh sweet hay is good for bedding or straw. Sawdust and shavings may well cause breathing, skin, feet and eye problems so avoid it for these species but I don't know about others.

And I KNOW that lots of people do use it but that does not make it a good idea!

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Wed 12-Dec-12 17:10:35

I get a 25kg bale of shavings from my local horse feed shop for £6.10

<<Nosy blighter emoticon>>

What's in your 8'x6' shed then HardKnot ??

What about a shredder? I've got a Household Shredder (for everything not guinea-suitable) and a new small cut shredder for the guinea-pigs paper.
Makes a lovely soft bed and gets rid of waste paper (but it does get everywhere confused

HardKnottPass Mon 10-Dec-12 12:32:50

Thanks for the links and suggestions. Will try some of those.

HardKnottPass Mon 10-Dec-12 12:22:22

Thanks. I need quite a lot, enough to cover the floor of a large shed (8ft by 6ft I think).

StNickHasHisXmasTeakozyOn Mon 10-Dec-12 12:08:07

There are a few near you.

StNickHasHisXmasTeakozyOn Mon 10-Dec-12 12:04:32

A local sawmill will probably be able to sell you some dead cheap.

LtXmasEve Mon 10-Dec-12 11:03:19

I'd go straight online. I buy everything from PetPlanet. Delivery is quick and cheap especially if you bulk buy. They also do lots of deals - like BOGOF etc. Do you have storage for a bulk buy?

gerbilsarefun Mon 10-Dec-12 10:58:05

I buy sawdust for our gerbil from Poundland, 2 packs for £1 [surprise surprise!!]. One pack is enough for our gerbilarium, but would go twice possibly for a hamster. I have also bought a large pack in The Range for £2.99, the same size that is about a fiver in PAH.

HardKnottPass Sun 09-Dec-12 22:48:24

Has anyone got any recommendations for cheap places to buy sawdust?
I am Warwickshire based (Coventry / Rugby).

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