When it comes to cleanliness, rats stay cleaner as compared to other small-sized pets. However, they still pee and poop a lot inside their cage. If you do not clean their cage and change the litter frequently, urine build up may be an issue.
Absorbency and odor control are the most important qualities. Choosing the best rat litter and training your pets to use the litter box really lowers maintenance. Apart from that, you can save your money because the nesting materials have not to be changed so frequently. You may want to know what kind of bedding helps to reduce these foul odors, this post can helps you to do so.
#1 Will rat bedding control odor?
If you have been a rat owner, then you will know that rat urine does not smell pleasant. Urine contains urea, and the nitrogen waste in the urea breaks down into ammonia. The ammonia is present and icky smelly.
Luckily, there are some good rat litter absorb urine and lock it. This not only controls the smell but also prevents the presence of ammonia. However, not all the rat litter products have the same ability of odor control.
Some of them can have a specialized formula for reduce odors up to 2 weeks without replacing, while other do not give a lot of importance to odor control. Thus, it all comes down to the type of bedding you have selected for your pets.
#2 The problem of odor control bedding
We all want to purchase on the litter products which have the odor control ability. And the best way to deal with smelly situations is to get scented litter. However, you should be careful when choosing the scented litter as some of them are harmful to your pets because of the use of chemicals. These chemicals can hurt the respiratory system of your rat. This is especially true for the rat with sensitive respiratory.
#3 Good rat litters for reducing odors
Aspen bedding can help as it has good absorption qualities. So, Phresh Aspen Bedding and Kaytee Aspen Bedding are two popular products. There is no addition of any kind of aromatic oil or chemical to give them a scent, hence they are totally safe for your pet. They are totally organism really excellent when it comes to odor control.
Hemp bedding has recently become quite famous due to their high absorbency and odor control qualities. The best thing I like about Hemp is that it requires low maintenance and can go a longer than other beddings. However, It is a bit costly as compared to other litter.
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