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Chipping in to save the environment

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What do I do with the Critter Chips once they are used.

A. You can either dispose of them in your rubbish bin, but I suggest you do the right thing and use them garden Mulch by putting them in your Compost Bin. Critter Litter is a cardboard bedding material and is carbon rich and absorbent, so they are important for helping to maintain balance in the compost bin. Critter Litter corrugated cardboard pieces holds moisture better than any other material. The addition of chopped cardboard helps to encourage airflow in the compost bin and worms need oxygen to live.

Q. On your home page you state that wood shavings have Dieldrin, what is that?

A. Originally developed in the 1940s as an alternative to DDT, dieldrin proved to be a highly effective insecticide and was very widely used in agriculture in Australia during the 1950s to early 1970s. However, it is an extremely persistent organic pollutant it does not easily break down. Furthermore, it tends to biomagnify as it is passed along the food chain. Long-term exposure has proven toxic to a very wide range of animals including humans, far greater than to the original insect targets. For this reason it is now banned in most of the world. Basically virtually all trees in Australia now contain Dieldrin - which is really bad.

Q. I have an Alpaca farm, I see that Critter Chips are recommended for horses, is that the same for Alpacas?

A. Yes, Critter Chips is the ideal bedding to put down in the Alpaca's breeding pen.