Woot - first post on Google+! to share some pics of my very cool rabbits.
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Karen Patry: Choices, Donna, always choices. Most of the time it amounts to 6 of one, half dozen of the other. Like you having orchard grass on hand instead of timothy hay. It's all the same thing (low nourishment and high fiber). So if your buns clearly prefer one over another, go with the orchard grass. The extra fiber is the important thing.
As to the bedding, a whole bunch of the controversy boils down to marketing and deceit. If you've read up on it, then you know that kiln-dried pine and cedar are both fine for rabbits. And in fact, in the winter, the wild rabbits don't mind in the least chowing down on fresh pine or cedar bark. Aspen is actually a hardwood, and folks say it is more scratchy to the animals. If your buns don't mind and are comfortable with it, it's all good!
About frequency of changing litters, some litter is better than others at controlling the buildup of ammonia. Those are pine and cedar. If you need to change it 3 times a day, you might consider switching to a litter that does a good job of controlling the smell. Unless you LIKE changing it three times a day. Then it's all good, once again. :-)
Your rabbits are there to enrich your life, enjoy them!
Donna Mandell: Thanks for the in put...I was using the Aspen shavings because it was soft I got it from my TSC & I do change it 3 times, bunnies make huge messes, I don't have any strong ammonia smells, I just like to keep them clean it's less on me at the end of a day as well. (& I have the time, I'm a retired trauma nurse, so I get to spend time with the animals, all 7 rescue dogs, my Babygirl heifer & my Southdown Babydolls & enjoy every bit of it.
Bobie Spencer: I have a netherland dwarf lionhead cross of about 2 pounds I was told she was too small, she eats fine is very active other than refusing to leave her indoor hutch, should she weight more, and I use inexpensive pellets for her litter box because she was constantly eating the bedding, is that appropriate