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Advices and Tips

Tips for other uses of Asan litter

  • Asan Pet litter proved excellent also when breeding other animals – exotic birds, animals in terraria or vivaria.
  • Asan Cat litter is the right choice of bedding for ferret breeders. Try out its ability to absorb moisture and unpleasant odours. Asan provides cleanness and hygiene to your home, all this in an eco-friendly way.
  • To train puppies relieve themselves in one place, use Asan Cat Pure. Likewise, it is an ideal solution to incontinence of older or immobile dogs.
  • You can appreciate the characteristics of Asan litter if you put a fistful of the bedding to the bottom of a bio-waste container. Asan catches any odours and fluids from the bio-waste so that no smell or fluid is coming out of it. 

What pet to choose?

Chinchilla

Life expectancy: 3-6 years

They are very sociable and need daily contact with people, but you can only stroke them if they want you to. They like running and they are active at night. They are house-trained and there are never any parasites in their dense fur. Unsuitable for small children, ideal for adolescents and adults.

Dwelling: a roomy cage, preferably an aviary with landings.

Equipment: litter, a small hut, branches/perches for jumping, aquarium with sand for chinchillas, drinking basin, heavy bowl, hay holder and a special stone for gnawing at to wear their teeth down. Food: water, hay, special granules for chinchillas.

Never give them a bath and never take them by the fur. Protect them from moisture. 

Dwarf rabbit

Life expectancy: 5-8 years

They are house-trained, intelligent, easy-going, cuddly and curious. Most dwarf rabbits learn how to relieve themselves in one corner of the cage, or they can be taught how to use a small toilet. You can teach them to jump over obstacles and engage in an increasingly popular sport – bunny hop. They are mainly active towards evening, in the evening and in the morning and during the day they are nodding. They need a run and enough space. They are suitable for children.

Dwelling: A cage or a plastic box with sufficient ventilation. Minimum size of 80x40x40 cm, ideally larger.

Equipment: litter, a heavy bowl for food and vegetables, drinking base for water, shelter, hay holder, a special stone for gnawing at to wear their teeth down.

Food: water, hay, special cereal mixes and granules, fresh fodder (alfalfa, meadow grass, herbs, vegetables), fresh twigs.

Beware of electric cables and poisonous plants in your home that they could gnaw at.

Gerbil

Life expectancy: 3-6 years

An individual on its own does not thrive and dies soon. Therefore at least a couple of them need to be bred! They can be tamed in a short time. They are active during the day, as well as at night. They are fast, timid, curious and house-trained. Their odour is not as strong as that of other rodents.

Dwelling: aquarium or cage, at least 30 cm high. The size depends on the number of pets you keep. A multi-storey cage is ideal.

Equipment: litter, construction material for nesting (cardboard, napkins or toilet paper rolls torn into pieces).

Food: a varied diet consisting of a fodder mixture of cereals and seeds, green fodder, fruit, nuts, pumpkin / sunflower seeds, beetles and maggots as titbits.

Never grasp them by the tail, it could come off. Cigarette smoke, noise and fumes from cooking are really detrimental to gerbils´ health.

Degu

Life expectancy: 4-7 years

They are smart, energetic and with a bit of patience, they can be tamed. They are cuddly, very sociable, must be kept in groups. They require more frequent care and attention. They like to express themselves by a sound – squeaking. They are day-time animals, most active in the morning and evening.

Dwelling: sufficiently roomy, preferably multi-storey cage.

Equipment: litter, a stable bowl for food and water (or a drinking base), bowl for sand, branches for climbing and gnawing, shelters (huts, rockeries), hay holder, metal merry-go-round and wooden toys.

Food: water, hay, granulated fodder, vegetables. Occasionally fruit, cereals, legumes and oil plants.

Never grasp them by the tail, it could come off.

Rat

Life expectancy: 2.5 – 3 years

Sociable, playful creatures, it is better to keep a couple of them. They need a daily contact with people. As a nocturnal animal it is not suitable for small children. They can be tamed easily. They create a strong bond with the owner. They are also suitable for newbie breeders. They have a distinctive odour they cannot get rid of. Furthermore, they mark their territory which means they are not suitable for allergy sufferers.

Dwelling: high, narrow multi-storey cage.

Equipment: litter, drinking base, 2 stoneware bowls (for dry food and fruit and vegetables), shelters, climbing frames, hammocks, ropes, paper napkins and fabric pieces.

Food: water, mixture for rodents, cereal bars, vegetables, rice, potatoes, pasta, nuts. Fruit only with a low water content, animal products: cheese, eggs, cooked meat and fish. Stale bread for gnawing at to wear their teeth down.

Prevent access to other animals (hamster, mouse, budgie). They could injure or even kill them. 

Mouse

Life expectancy: 1.5 – 3 years

Mice are nocturnal animals, they cannot be tamed as rats but they do not require as much attention. They are group animals, they like company and therefore it is better to keep at least a couple of them.

 

Dwelling: aquaria or containers with a wire mesh lid, or a cage with a wire pitch of max. 6 mm. Min. dwelling dimensions 20x30x15 cm.

Equipment: litter, a shelter, material for building nests, climbing frames, stoneware bowl and drinking base.

Food: mice are omnivores, with predominance of vegetable products. Mixture of grains, hay, occasionally green fodder, fruit and vegetables, flour worm, stale bread.

Too much green fodder causes intestinal problems. Beware of mice escape. 

Hamster

Life expectancy: 2-3 years

Hamsters are small, undemanding and bright rodents that are active in the evening and at night. In general, they do not demand too much space or attention. However, there are several species of hamsters and they differ in size, character and breeding demands. Smaller species cannot be tamed.

Dwelling: aquarium, faunabox or cage with a small wire pitch.

Equipment: litter, a ceramic bowl for food and water (or drinking base), merry-go-round, various climbing frames, hammock for sleeping, shelters, bridges, steps, merry-go-round.

Food: special hamster mixture containing wheat, oat, corn, sunflower seeds, carob, nuts …and supplement these mixtures with fruit, vegetables, dandelion leaf, dog granules.

Beware of escape. They like to bite through upholstery. 

Guinea Pig

Life expectancy: 5-10 years

They are nice and friendly and ideal for small children. They are very sociable and therefore it is better to keep a couple of them. They are easy to breed but they need contact with people. They can be tamed easily.

Dwelling: a cage with minimum dimensions of 70 x 50 x 40 cm and a higher full bottom.

Equipment: litter, a drinking base, ceramic bowl for food, shelter, hey holder, special stone for gnawing at to wear their teeth down.

Food: water, hay, granules for guinea pigs, fresh fruit or vegetables, green fodder, stale bread for gnawing at to wear their teeth down

Beware of electric cables and poisonous plants in your home. If they lack enough run, check their claws regularly and cut them short if necessary.