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Can I throw some shredded newspaper in the nesting box too?? Both does are pulling fur, but it is supposed to be rather cold the next couple of nights & I thought the extra might help with keeping the babies warm.
 

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westbrook said:
Yes you can use shredded newspaper. I use straw or even alfalfa when I am out of straw.
I put bermuda in the hutch and let the does use as much or as little as they want. normally, they use it all, making a nice base, then line it with fur. It sure must be cozy in there!
 

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Of COURSE!!!! Just leave out the glossy and colored pages. Mine have always had either newspaper or straw - sometimes both - in their nest boxes.

Fair warning: the babies, as they get older, will eat the newspaper. It has never harmed any of mine, but I thought I'd better warn you.

Sue
 
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