Will there be another covering over top of the chipboard? Chipboard will absorb any urine or water, will swell, and will STINK!! BAD!!! I would avoid it if it is going to potentially be exposed to moisture of any kind.
There is a veneer layer on the chipboard. Apart from the absorption issues is it okay for the base of the extensions (provided it will be framed with pine)?
It looks like normal soil. I just can't imagine using it? LOL! How well did it control odors with your hamsters? Did they kick it out of the cage? You could always try some on one level with your degus, give it a week or so, and see what they react like. You wouldn't want to spend a lot of money on it (although maybe it is reasonable for cost?) and then discover they don't like it. Then again, they could love it! Feel like being a guinea pig and letting us know how things go?
1 Bichon/Shi-t-zu Ollie (b'gollie), 1 Standard poodle, Indie
deguconvert It was fine with my hamsters. They used it to dig in and it was never kicked out of their cage. I don't mind letting you know how it goes if I do buy it (which I may do since the cost isn't too bad). I wet the brick I got for my hamsters since it was compressed and it took over a week to fully dry. Imagine how long the big bag will take to dry out?
I've not come across anyone using this before, although I can imagine goos would LOVE trying to burrow into it (assuming a burrow section). I'd be really interested in hearing how long it lasts between changes too. And like DC, I'm trying to imagine the mess my lot would make with it.....
I'm currently using the least messy of all the substrates I've tried with my lot - giant horse bedding woodshavings.
Being dragged through life on Bernard the Bike, with Squidgygoo (RIP), Spidergoo, Scaredygoo (RIP), Sillygoo, Sausagegoo, Smashygoo (aka Spud), Snoozygoo, Sneakygoo, Pootle (RIP), Perkin (RIP), Fidget (RIP) and Twitch (RIP) the pillions.........
I'm guessing that too since my hamsters liked it when they had it. When I build my splashguards it'll be around 6-7 inches high so I can put around 3 inches of bedding in without defeating the purpose of the guards.
I'm aiming to have two substrates: Megazorb and the coco stuff and section them off.
I've talked to my grandad (my helper ) and I'm going to be going to see him again in a few days to make sure I've got everything I need then we'll start building the splashguards and level extensions!!!!!