Originally posted by suppressedtearz
Originally posted by PW
pine and cedar shavings have natural oils that cause respiratory illness, Aspen is the only wood shaving available that does not cause this problem.
Again Newsprint contains formaldehyde and sometimes heavy metals such as cadmium and lead, not a good idea to use in your animal cages.
You can't honestly tell me that you think there is a wood shaving that's better than the other?
Oils are not, the dust causes respiratory distress. And I can tell you any kind of wood you have has dust. No matter what the packaging says, or the process is which it's dried.
And you wanted to talk to me about newspaper...hah.
I just love narrow minded people
I am assuming by all of your many posts that you are the authority on everything? Or is it that you just advocate what the majority posts because you have nothing of your own to add? Have you done your research on this subject or are you out to just stir up drama? Or is it because I'm the first person who has brought this up, it can't possibly be true?
Any vet will tell you that if you are going to use wood shavings Aspen is better because it doesn't have the natural oils that cause respiratory distress. Oh and incidentally? Have you seen your hands after reading a newspaper? Yes that's right powder, talk about dust. Hey and if it rubs off on your hands it couldn't possibly rub off on your pets right? And you don't consume it do you? well unless you lick your hands to groom your hair.
You go right ahead and continue to use your newspaper. By the way, have you ever seen a dog with lead poisoning because he was housed with newsprint bedding? while your at it, you may just as well start feeding the pellet and apple diet, because the proof of its harmful effect is there too, oh wait, the majority here say it is harmful right? No need for you to research the concerns.
I'm not here to appease you or anyone else, I am here to gain knowledge and understanding, and to give back the knowledge that I have gained over 30 years of breeding animals and birds. I don't pretend to be an authority or a scientist, but I have seen it first hand over many years and have done my research. I truly except your opinion, but the proof is out there, just do the research like you so willingly preach to the newbies.