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Guinea pig waste - can you dispose in the garden?

9 replies

Dancergirl · 30/06/2018 11:46

Just that really. I've been sweeping up old hay and poo and bagging it up and putting it in the bin.

As it's all natural waste and doesn't really smell much, can I just chuck it in my garden bushes?

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Passthecake30 · 30/06/2018 11:50

I put my rabbit poo etc in the green recycling bin (council says acceptable). I wouldn't put it on the garden unless dug through tbh.

Dancergirl · 30/06/2018 12:35

Why not pass?

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frenchfancy · 30/06/2018 12:39

It makes great compost. I put our horses poo on too!

Passthecake30 · 30/06/2018 21:20

I wouldn't put my rabbits poo out, as the hutch is outside (for part of the year) and I feel that the smell would possibly attract foxes more. I might well be nuts thou! Also, the poo seems to just sit and dry out rather than decompose to nothing...

littlehayleyc · 30/06/2018 22:22

We use our guinea pig and rabbit waste for compost at our allotment. I also put it direct on the garden in the winter and let the worms sort it out

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 30/06/2018 22:41

I leave their little deposits on the lawn but YY to the worry that the smell might attract foxes.

millimat · 01/07/2018 22:31

We can't put any bedding, hay etc in our green bin.

CloudCaptain · 01/07/2018 22:48

I put it in the compost bin. It makes great compost layered with lawn clippings.

OddBoots · 01/07/2018 22:51

We compost ours, the bedding we use is card based so it all gets composted although we need to make sure we mix it with wet stuff like grass cuttings and fruit and veg peel or it us too dry and takes ages to break down.

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