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Rabbit Bedding Material

Rabbit bedding is made up of three core components, the lining, the base and the hay.

The lining is usually newspaper or something similar, and it is placed on the floor of the hutch including areas that aren’t in the sleeping compartment. This layer provides insulation, as well as making the clean-up much easier. Instead of having to sweep away every last strand of straw, you can simply roll it all up into the newspaper and dispose of it all at once.


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The second thing you’ll need are some wood chippings, animal bedding, or a thin layer of straw. Much like with the newspaper, this will need to be spread all over the hutch. If you choose to go for woodshavings, make sure the pieces are quite soft - most pet stores will stock rabbit friendly wood chippings. This layer acts as a sort of sponge and helps absorb the rabbit’s urine so that they’re not constantly getting wet.

The final layer is only needed in the sleeping compartment, this is hay. The hay needs to form a deep layer, especially during the colder months. It helps keep your pets nice and warm - however, if you think that it is slightly too cold, then take your rabbits indoors.

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