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Um...Can you...wash it?

Just want to know! CAN you wash it?
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NO!!! It will turn into a big mess but that would be a great product if someone could figure that out. Make a bottom layer of a lesser brand/cheaper product (wood shaving bedding) and put the Carefresh on top to save money.
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No. NEVER wash bedding. You have to change the bedding every week or so. Use it as compost or discard it.
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Ehh, no. But please do consider composting it. It is great for the garden once it has been composted (and it does quickly).
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no no
this is like paper you throw it away:(
I know the price is crazy.
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no
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No???
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No you can't wash it.
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No. This bedding soaks up any liquid so you can remove it from your cage or tank.
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No, you cannot wash it...haha
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No you can not wash it. it is paper!
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No, you can't. It begins to break down as soon as your pet pees or defecates on it. Washing it would make it break down even faster and you don't want used, rotting litter in your pet's cage!
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carefresh ultra vs carefresh natural

which do you like better for rabbits?
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Carefresh natural has less dust than ultra. I personally use the natural one and completely recommend it.
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I don't have rabbits, but carefresh natural definitely works better to control odor in my rats' cage.
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It is a matter of perference! They are both about the same for performance (great absorbency and odor control), so it depends on which shows off your bunny the best!
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Love the ultra, but happy with the natural. The price difference is the driving force. If you have just one rabbit, I would pay the extra for the ultra.
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carefresh natural would be my choice. First, because it is all natural and not bleached, second it is cheaper. Plus it is eco-friendly. My rabbits love it. There is no mess, no odor, and it's affordable which is important as well!
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I prefer the natural for all my small furry friends, but really its a matter of personal choice. I don't mind the plain grey color of the natural and I feel its more eco friendly. But that is just my own personal preference. Either one will work about the same from my experience :)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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I'd say carefresh natural since it works better for odor control and absorbency, plus the package expands more so you get more bedding for less money.
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The ultra would be great for bedding area as all critters like soft nesting material but the natural is also fine. The ultra costs more or I would use it all the time in all parts of the cage(s).
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HOW DO I GET MY HAMSTER TO SMELL BETTER

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well in pet stores there is this little thing called the dust and dust bath. it is this little plastic bath and there is powder in it and your hamster, guinea pig etc.. and they roll around in it and it cleans them and gives them a fresh SCENT or ODOR. its about ten bucks or so and it comes with a little scoop.
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clean the cage better. Just use luke warm water with a tiny bit of bleach mixed. Make sure your hamster is out of it's cage. Now it will start to smell better and better until it's normal. But don't stop that process
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We bathe our pigs every other time we change the cage - so about once a month. Use baby shampoo very lightly. Wash them like a dog, scrub the fur and underside gently and be sure you avoid the eyes and face area. Try to rinse them very well so no residue is left. They need a towel dry afterwards and then maybe run around on the floor a bit - which they love anyway! They will dry fast even if you put them back in the clean cage.
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I have guinea pigs, and to get them to smell better you can give them a bath with mild soap, or they have small animal spray you can use without water and it makes them smell better.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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How often are you changing the bedding or cleaning the cage? You should change the bedding often, (I clean my cage everyday, 3 guinea pigs) clean out the cage weekly by emptying contents and cleaning with a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water, dry and add new bedding. This solution should work. Good luck
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Bath him in baby shampoo and use the paper bedding. Change weekly.
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Hello SYDYY CAMRILLO! Well I myself have a female hamster, who is fairly young, and to be honest, there may be no honest way to make your hamster smell better. You cannot bathe a hammy because it will more than likely get him/her very sick and it'll cost you a trip to the Vet for antibiotics, and if your hammy isn't all that lucky he/she may even pass away! But listen, you could do some small things that will more than likely effect your odor issue. What I tend to do, is make sure my bedroom is very well circulated, BUT I do not keep it at a very hot or very cold climate, because hamster's and other fuzzies alike shouldn't be near any windy, wet, and drafty places! I change my bedding every other Monday, so Monday-Sunday I let my hammy roam and relax in her cage, and then when that Monday comes around I change everything, and I also tend to take apart her cage and take it into the bathrub to soak it in soap and very hot water, making sure to scrub it down thoroughly! I also make sure that my hammy keeps her cage at a clean state, so any loose rubbage, like droppings get thrown out by my own hands to ensure my hammy her happiness and health! But for the hammy odor itself you can't do too much, you cannot spray them either, no matter what the bottle may say, never spray your hammy or any fuzzy with chemical or even "natural" products because it isn't good for them! Imagine if someone sprayed you in the face with "natural" perfume! I know I wouldn't enjoy that, lol! Good luck and I hope your hammy odor lowers soon! Take care! :)
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Use CareFresh Natural Pet Bedding. I use this for my syrian hamster, and change his large bin cage once a week. It doesn't get stuck in his fur, and I never have issues with smell. Just make sure you change the bedding at least once a week, and ---->clean the cage too!
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Why is it so expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are there any alternatives that do the same thing for less? A LOT LESS????
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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to indirectly answer your question... and taking several factors into account, this really isn't terribly expensive! It lasts much much longer than wood shavings, its much much MUCH healthier for your little critter's respiratory system, and like most other things - if you buy it in bulk, the price goes down considerably. Really, with animal bedding and food, you pay for what you get. (with a few minor exceptions)

But more directly answering your question, paper isn't cheap, in any form. Plus It has to be cleaned, processed, sorted, packaged, etc etc etc. Whereas beddings like wood shavings are byproducts of the wood industry (the bulk come from massive lumber yards), ergo can be sold much cheaper.

So, are there alternatives. Yes. Will they do the same thing? Mostly No. Same thing for a much lower $ tag? You may be able to find a 'no-name' brand that makes essentially this same product, but the price won't be much lower. so... No
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because there is not a cheaper alternative and it works... we need to make that cheaper alternative and make some money and save some money ))
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Well, petco has its own generic brand if you want to save that way. However I do not think the natural carefresh (not the colored or white one) is expensive at all. Buy in bulk (big bags), and you don't need to put too much. A bag goes a long way. Even when I had 2 rabbits and had to change the litterbox twice a week a big bag would last me 2 months or so.
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Short answer: no.
Long answer: It's really not that expensive if you look at how long it lasts. I have one bunny and I have one large litterpan that gets changed once a week (his smaller litterpan used to get changed 2-3 times a week). My last order was in August 2010 (over a year ago) for 160 liters (3 of the big packs), and I STILL have on pack left. Assuming that this amount lasts for 1 year (really it lasts for more), that's less than $4/month, (it was around $45 total) or $1/week per animal. And it's actually even less because I was guessing that's ONE year's supply, when it's actually lasting much longer. Plus, it works really great at absorbing the urine smell. The cage sits right by my bed and I never have odor issues unless I go too long between cleanings.
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yes, I tried lot of other beddings and relized this one was expensive, and I tried the Petco small animal softwood beddingand this one lasts long and is very cheap too :)
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A little bit goes a long way. Also it lasts much longer than the wood bedding. Petco is the cheapest of our 3 major pet stores here in KY
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well if you compare it to other things in the PETCO store you will find that carefresh products can be much more expensive.
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Is this the brand reccommended for pregnant guinea pigs?

She is at the breeder and will be home in two days. I read online carefresh is a good brand for a pregnant guinea pig soooo... is this it? Is wood or paper softer?
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CareFRESH is softer. CareFRESH Ultra (white) is great for having good visibility of any medical issues, especially after any kind of surgery.
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This product is safe and i would not use wood the pet store said it is bad for respitory problems.
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Paper is softer and more absorbent, which is always better. Carefresh is a good brand. You can spoil her with some of the ultra as it is softer but the regular is just fine too.
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AAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!! DONT EVER HOUSE A GUINEA PIG LET ALONE A PREGNANT GUINEA PIG IN A FISH TANK!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS REALLY BAD FOR THEM AND WILL KILL THEM IF THEY DON'T GET PROPER AIR VENTILATION, ALSO DONT USE BEDDING, USE FLEECE!!!!! ITS MORE COMFY. Thank you for your time, please take my advise, it may seem a little harsh but its only because i want the best for you and your pet.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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Yes, it's nice and soft and better than using wood shavings.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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CareFresh natural is softer than woodchips. Woodchips can be quite jagged and sharp, which can be painful for your pig. Also, CareFresh is devoid of the oils present in woodchips, which can lead to hormonal imbalance. I highly recommend CareFresh Natural, especially for a pregnant or a baby pig.
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This is the product called Carefresh, we use it at a Guinea Pig rescue. Since it is made from paper, it is definitely softer than wood.
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can u put like sawdust in the cage for litter??

my brother said i could but i heard that its bad for my rat i need help
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No. Unless you had NO other option (people throw away clean newspapers), then the answer is no.
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I am not sure about rats but the oils in some of the wood chips are deadly to some small animals. I would recommend shredded paper or purchase some Carefresh Natural Pet bedding, or something similar to that
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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i heard from pet store that saw dust or wood chip liter is not good to use could give them respitory problems!
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Sawdust is too fine and will stick to them if it gets wet, which it will. That can cause them problems with their urinary tract. Get the paper bedding, like Carefresh or the Aspen wood shaving bedding. You can also mix in some Timothy Hay. Our mouse likes to mix in hay with the bedding and she likes cotton and paper towels. Be sure to give them real cotton and they can fluff it up for their bed area.
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Yes you could...But please don't :) Things like that are TERRIBLE for your pets respiratory health. Use of that would shorten your pets lifespan by quite a bit. Not to mention it would more than likely give your pet a skin irritation. You should get a low dust, non pine/ceder bedding. I recommend Carefresh bedding. It's all I use :P So please, do whats right for you pet :)
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I know woods have certain aromas from the remnant sap. This could give your pet a respiratory infection. So I would advise against it.
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i dont know which bedding to get my hamster??

i want to buy carefresh natural bedding but i dont know if i should buy in bulk or not.
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any kind works
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This bulk size is the best buy - I have shopped for this everywhere - I buy the 3 big pack, about $51 and free shipping. It lasts us 2 to 3 months. We have 2 large cages and three middle aged guinea pigs. Be sure to sign up for the Petco rewards.
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Bulk is cheaper. I restock for my three rabbits every 2-3 months. It saves money and time.
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Bulk simply saves money and the product justifies it.
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I use nothing but Carefresh Natural Bedding for my guinea pigs, so I'd definitely recommend it. As for whether or not you should buy it in bulk, it really depends on how often you change your pet's cage and how much bedding you need each time. My piggies need to be changed once a week and take up 40 of the 60 liters of bedding each time, so I personally buy them 60 liter ones 5 at a time when they're on sale.
All I can say is that the larger quantities are a better cost overall, so I'd always recommend buying more than you need and setting it aside :)
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If you buy in bulk, store the product so it stays clean and dry. Some people put the bedding in containers .
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How do I clean the cage?

It's pretty simple, I know, I was just wondering if I should change the bedding completely every week? Or is there a better way to save money with the bedding? Do I dump ALL of the bedding every week I clean it? Please help, thanks! :) (And this is for a Long-haired/Syrian/teddy-bear hamster.
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I actually clean it entirely once a week. My veterinarian suggested the best thing to use is to disinfect the cage with white vinegar. I pour a bit in and wipe it clean with paper towels. Then I put some new bedding in. The bunnies don't mind the mild vinegar smell left over.
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Completely clean out at least once weekly. Spot clean & replace in between. Accumulation of urine ammonia harmful to pet. I clean cage with a mixture of 1 cup white vinegar & 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Clean & dry with paper towels.
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all you have to do is dump all the bedding in the garbage or if you have a garden it is pretty helpful for compost.
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Ivystar, I recommend changing the bedding completely every week, and cleaning the surface of the the cage also. Hamsters hide food and it could become moldy or stale. Although I do admit that I have on occasion scooped up and thrown away the corners of wet bedding where the hamster went potty, and added a small amount of fresh bedding. We have a Syrian Panda Bear Hamster.
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Good question! I have gerbils and they don't seem to be as "smelly" as hamsters, but one of my gerbils does have a strong smell to her urine and she keeps removing all the bedding from the inside of her little house that she uses as her bathroom. I keep the bedding material about 3-4 inches thick throughout her 10-gallon tank and when she has soiled her bathroom area, I make sure and remove the bedding from that section (about 1/4 of the cage) about once a week, then I spray it with a pet-safe cage disinfectant and add more bedding to the newly cleaned area. I do that whenever the smell comes back. The rest of the cage may collect the food she hides, but there's no real need to discard all the bedding more than once every 3-4 weeks. Let your nose be your guide in this area!

I don't mean to sound prejudice, but gerbils seem to be less smelly than hamsters. So you may have different results with the cleaning needs.
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I change it every week, otherwise it begins to smell, OR when it starts to stink you can change it, just make sure your hammy is fine because hamsters can get stressed if the cage is changed too often or too little. I've heard not to dump ALL the bedding and to leave a small amount of the old bedding so your hammy will recognize the place and be less stressed. I'm not so sure there is a way to save money, because unless you want a stinky house, then you have to buy some bedding to clean. What I do is buy the biggest amount of bedding I can, which will usually last a few weeks and will save time until you get some more money. (: Hope this helped!
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How much bedding would be recommended for a 20 gallon tank?

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It really depends what kind of pet (and how many) you have, but usually 1-3 inches is recommended. For small creatures like you probably have in your aquarium, probably 1-2 inches is fine. Start with an inch and see how they do!
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Depends on the pet but I would say enough for it to be about one inch deep. which is about 1/4 of a 60 liter package unfluffed.
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You need about 3 inches deep for the entire area so if you got the large bag of Carefresh that should get you through at least 4 cleanings, I think.
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about 2 - 2 1/2 high is good
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start with about 5 liters and just keep an eye on where they go ... instead of mixing it up just remove the bad spots until you need to do a complete change
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How much of this bedding would you need for a cage that is about 8sqf

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Offhand I don't remember the square footage of my bunnies' cages, but I use about one-third of the bag. I don't make it too deep, because I have one bunny that actually pushes it away and reclines on the bare bottom, especially in the hotter weather.
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I think you could do it with 1/3 to 1/2 of a bag. We put extra to try and make it last 2 weeks and it seems fine.
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We have guinea pigs and we typically use enough to create a small layer that they can walk over and do their business on.

I've heard some rabbits like to burrow in their bedding as sort of a game, so depending on which type of animal you have you may need to adjust your bedding requirements. If you are a Bunnie Beginner, I would maybe suggest trying the small layer approach, and stick a pile in the corner and see how it goes.

For guinea pigs though, I would recommend enough that you can't see the bottom of the cage.
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I have had 2 bunnies in the past and now I only have my one, Licorice. He has a very large cage which I line with newspapers. Bunnies like having the paper down because they like to tare it into strips and make their own bedding out of it. It is not necessary to spend money on bedding for them. It will become very pricey, very quick. Even though buns do use a litter box they still leave the occassional oops pellets and urine so you will have to constantly replace the bedding because it will be wet and cold. Using the newspaper allows you to see a pellet and scoop it right up or replace it with another piece if there is urine. Hope this helps
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1-3 inches, i think. Try looking it up online.
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Will my pet Rabbit eat this???

I bought Natural Critter Care bedding but by the way it looks I'm wondering whether or not she will try to eat it, and if she does will she continue??
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My four bunnies have never eaten it and I've used it for years.
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my guinea pig used to eat it but now she doesnt. its ok for them to eat a little bit, but she continues for over about 3 weeks, you may have to change what you use
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It depends on breed. You can watch her whenever she goes for poo-poo. While going potty usually rabbits try to chew and eat something like hay, bedding. Though she eat it and if it is not often, you no need to worry. But if she really kind of having it like food, then you have to pay attention on her. Try to stop her from eating by getting attention towards you.
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No worries - our guineas love this stuff and it is very absorbent. Ours never eat the bedding!
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I bought this bedding and my guinea pig ate some of it but it just depends on the animal. I recommend putting a little in the corner of the cage and just watch and see what she does. Good luck.
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does this work for bunnies?

my bunny needs a leash and i think this would be great.
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Definitely. I have four bunnies and have used Carefresh for years.
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A leash works for some rabbits. I've had bunnies that accepted the leash and I could walk around the yard. Others went wild and just kept jumping and jumping, scared to death.
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Yes they work but it depends on the rabbit. They enjoy being outside, make sure your yard is not treated or has chemicals in it. It your rabbit is a chewer I would recommend a harness (a bunny one, dogs won't do it) and a light metal chain. Make it long. If your rabbit is not a chewer, you can use the nylon one. Never leave your rabbit unattended. Let your rabbit set his or her own pace and have fun!
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yes, i have a large mini lop and i have used this since day 1. Its absorbs the nasty urine smell so much better than anything else.
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would this item be good for hedgehogs?

i have a hedgie and get mixed reviews on what kind of bedding to use. i know NOT to use wood based products, but was wondering if this is a good item for them to "burrow" into? thanks
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Yes, this bedding will work well for your hedgehog! Growing up I had various pets and this bedding worked well for mice, rabbits, hedgehogs and rats alike.
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I don't know much about hedgehogs but the bedding stuff says can be used on ferrets, birds, rats, rabbits, hamsters, I don't see why it would hurt them. My fancy rats can only use aspen or this so I don't see why it would hurt them. My rats love pushing it around. Hope this helps.
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Yes, this product is a good bedding material as the small animal can burrow into it.
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Do you sell pinky/furry mice for snakes?

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NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO they want someone to take care of them so they can have a nice life
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no
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It depends what you want. Frozen or alive. If you want alive then you will have to get them yourself because I do not think PETCO sells live mice. If you want frozen mice then go to your local PETCO and ask someone there for frozen mice for snakes. Someone should be able to help you there. Hope this helps!
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biodegradeable

would like to know if it is biodegradeable?
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Yes, CareFRESH is biodegradable and compostable! It is made from wood pulp fibers.
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If you'll read the description it says that it is biodegradable.
"Environmentally-friendly, these biodegradable small pet substrate and bedding shavings are naturally absorbent and help to control odor without the use of an artificial scent or aromatic oils."
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OK for supplementing snake cage lining?

I have a baby corn snake, and am currently using a terrarium liner (This item: http://www.petco.com/product/108362/Zilla-Brown-Reptile-Terrarium-Liner.aspx?CoreCat=certona-_-ProductListPopular_Reptile_4-_-Zilla%20Brown%20Reptile%20Terrarium%20Liner-108362 )
However, if the snake defecates while I'm at class or work and it has a chance to "dry in," so to speak, the carpet gets tough to clean. I'm wondering if I could layer this product over the liner for easier cleanup? I used to use it to great effect when I kept rodents, but I'm unsure if I should use it for reptiles.
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Yes this should be fine for your snakes cage. On the back of the bedding bag it tells you what animals it can be used for. It says reptiles on the back so it should work well for your snake. If this does not work out then you can buy some sand for your corn snake instead.
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Corn snakes like to bury themselves, so just having a liner for them isn't good. Carefresh should be fine for them; healthier then wood chips, which corn snakes are usually housed on because there is little risk of the animal getting mites.
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What can I give my hamster for wet tail?

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I am not sure, but I would recommend going to one of the free Vet websites and looking it up. That way you get the correct information.
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I just found this on another site I hope it helps. I never heard of this before so I looked it up.
Treatment
If you suspect that your hamster has wet tail, you must schedule a veterinary appointment immediately. Even with treatment, many hamsters will die from this disease, often as quickly as 48 hours from the first signs. Taking immediate action may increase your hamster's chances of survival.
Treatment consists of:

•Antibiotics
•Anti-diarrheal medications
•Subcutaneous and oral fluids to combat dehydration

In addition to the above treatments prescribed or performed by your veterinarian, you should also keep your hamster warm and clean, isolate him from any other hamsters, and thoroughly sanitize his cage to prevent re-infection or spread of the disease.
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can i use this for a ferrets cage

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yes
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Yes you can. If you look on the back on this package, it says what animals this bedding can be used for. It says ferrets on the back, so again, yes you can use it for ferrets.
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Have they changed the formula of Carefresh Natural?

I bought 3 new bags of Carefresh Natural and the color of the bedding is much lighter and has an odor. My pig's cage smells now after just a day! I want the old, dark, fresh smelling bedding back. Anyone else notice this? I posted a picture of the color difference and the old bags and new bags are exactly the same, just different bedding inside.
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Yes! I had to buy kaytee soft granule to mix in with carefresh.
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Every time I buy the same bags, they differ in content and quality. Sometimes it contains a grayish product, other times it is more brown. The size of the "pieces" also varies greatly from bag to bag. When the current purchase is gone, I will use only the clean and cozy white lavender. No dust & smells great. Piggy loves it.
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What is the diamater of the 60L bag?

I have limited storage space under my cages and I want to know how big the bag of 60L is! Thank you!
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I would say, offhand, it is about 6 inches deep, maybe 2 1/2 ft. long, and 2 feet wide.
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