Step 1: Reuse.

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Use a shredder to shred paper that you would trash. Put that in your cages instead of regular store bedding , but don't that with reptiles. It also saves money and doesn't harm the earth.
If have animals that like to hide use cereal boxes or shoe boxes and cut holes in them. This is a nice way to save money because the hide boxes are about $15-20.

highwaykind6 years ago
I would be a bit hesitant in using anything with ink on it for pets (since they tend to "eat" the paper, or at least put it in their mouth to shove it around)...
most newspapers now use a soy ink that is non-toxic, but check with your local paper.