- Jun 7, 2016
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I think she started using pine shavings and newspaper because the handbook for raising meat rabbits commercially at the time said to use it (...in the 80's...), and they were also raising them in the suburbs so hay and straw was hard to find. The rabbits were probably totally pellet fed then. (I was a kid so I don't remember) Shavings and newspaper may also have been cheaper on the commercial scale. Hay and straw are probably fine. I think I used the shavings and newspaper and let the doe stash hay as she wished. The does seem to like ripping and shredding the paper. Printed paper makes their feet black.