I was wondering if there are any natural alternatives to rat bedding? I am completely broke and cannot currently go out and buy anything. I have a half of a small bag of pine pieces I can use up but I have two large rat cages. Options I have are grass, sand (from a sandbox), dirt (too messy I would think), newspaper, shredded Kleenix or tissue. Is there anything else I can use? Can anyone advize for or against these things?
I just read grass causes diarrhea so nevermind there.