Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by RatWrangler Really nice shavings
I really wanted to be able to give these shavings five stars, but I just can't. I love the texture and size of the shavings, and they really do help keep urine odor down, but the bag isn't compressed like most types of bedding available, so it doesn't go as far as the pine shavings I've been using (mixed with an equal amount of that fluffy, soft white bedding). Basically, I'm using twice as much of the aspen shavings as I did pine shavings. That in itself isn't so bad, considering the super-low cost of the aspen compared to the pine, but unfortunately the DFS aspen is way too dusty for someone like me who has COPD or other serious respiratory issues. To sum it up, I took off one star for the lack of expansion and one star for the dustiness. Even so, I'd definitely recommend the DFS aspen shavings for nest boxes for birds/poultry, or for someone with just one or two small pets (I've got lotsa rats: 17 adults, 2 juveniles and 10 new babies).
August 15, 2015