now THAT most definitely deserves to become rat bedding..
December 30, 2009 2:10pm CST
i recycle a lot of things, however paper and cardboard get reused instead. they get turned into bedding for my pet rats. now most of the time this just involves tearing up cartons and papers in front of the telly without thinking about it at all. now and again though something goes in that provides a certain satisfaction when you consider its eventual fate (getting widdled on by rats i am afraid) - political pamphlets, a copy of the daily mail, a bill, the more irritatingly pretentious and smug pages from that weekends guardian. so in the unlikely event that i were to run out of paper what would you gleefully hand over? note anything printed on paper or made out of cardboard would be very welcome.
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30 Dec 09
How about a Jeffrey Archer novel? I love reading, but I can't stand his stuff. And a copy of 'OK' magazine, or any of those other sycophantic celeb mags. I don't care what Peter Andre's front room looks, or who was at Lord and Lady Loaded's party last week.
30 Dec 09
Should I ever have the misfortune to have someone get past the radar and bring some trashy "celeb gossip" magazine into my house, you could have that for the rats...though there is a good chance that I may 'widdle' (or worse) on it before I get as far as sending it! You can also have the annual newsletter sent out by 'friends' bewailing their dreadful year of broken fingernails, mild indigestion and being almost splashed by a passing raindrop
30 Dec 09
Sadly, my "fun" is likely to be so private that even I don't know about it!! I shall probably have another 10minutes to check the unlikely appearance of any responses and then I shall retire for the evening since I have to be at the outpatients department by 9.30am and then my New Years Eve will bring an even earlier bedtime because I need to be up at 5.30am. to work on January 1st. I did enjoy the 3 days off after Christmas tho Best wishes to you and yours for 2010
• Gold Coast, Australia
9 Jan 10
I too re-use all of the paper and cardboard that comes into my house. We send products all over the country so we need a lot of packing materials. We shred all of the paper that comes into the house and sometimes have to go looking for more. It is with great delight that I shove the politicians smiling faces into the paper shredder and watch them come out in tiny pieces. Election times are great for packing materials.
• United States
31 Dec 09
I will be really glad when the Internet replaces and eliminates the need for newspapers and paper mail. Maybe, if paper was harder to get, fewer people would keep rats. Nah........They'd probably just keep them in their pockets or under their hats. When I was a child, and not too bright, I had a rat. It was about as smart as a .........Hmmmm...........large mouse? Of course, I'm only kidding. If anyone has a need for cardboard to use as rat bedding, I'd like to help. I think I have some old D-Con boxes in the basement.
31 Dec 09
you'd have to buy bedding (not sawdust) however i don't see the mountains of paper and card we all get disappearing anytime soon. i do not think pockets or hats are ideal places to keep pets though... especially considering that you can't erm housetrain most small rodents and thankyou for your cardboard contribution.