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post #1 of 86 (permalink) Old 05-10-2005, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Carefresh Pet Bedding

What do you think of this? Carefresh Pet Bedding
I like it because it can be used for several different kinds of animals!

I use it for my ferrets & am much happier with it than with other beddings/litters I have used in the past.

Overall- it does an excelent job of absorbing odors & keeping the dust down. Although it is not 100% dust free is is less dusty than other products. I have found it also doesn't dry out the ferrets skin as bad either!

So what do you think? What animals do you or have you used this product for??
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I tried it with my chins and would never buy it again. I HATE the way it smells when wet and I don't feel it did any better for me than Aspen does, which is much less expensive.

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I agree with Jade, I tried it with the chins and the hedgies and HATED it. Aspen or kiln dried pine are cheaper and do a better job.
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We use it and like it, we rotate between Carefresh and Yesterday's News. Feline Pine was good, too, but it was a tad dusty. I guess it's all preference. I didn't like the Aspen as much for some reason.

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Thanks gals for your input - it is all important!

I can't use aspen or pine with the ferrets cause of the scents involved. I could tell you something worse *cough* corn cob bedding *cough* but it may start a debate lol.

I'll start a new thread for that one though.
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I use it for my hamster because you can't get aspen in the stores around here, only the really nasty cedar and pine stuff. It's not bad, but I'd probably rather she had wood shavings. Having never been exposed to aspen, I can't really compare.

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I tried to use Carefresh with my snakes at one point. It just became a soppy mess every time they went to the bathroom, and mildewed stunningly quickly if there was even a hint of moisture around. I switched back to aspen, I find it much easier to deal with for my (and my animal's) needs. For my rodents, I use kiln dried pine or aspen as well.

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I was using carefresh for my hamsters but they were always sneezing so I switched to the aspen and it cleared it up right away.


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I've never had a sneezing problem with the hamsters.

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I agree with what Steph said. I didn't care for it.
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I've never had a sneezing problem with the hamsters.
That is so weird. Both of mine used too at least they would do what sounds like a sneeze.

It only stopped when I changed the bedding.

I do use carefresh as a backup when I run out of Aspen though.


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Because of my allergies to wood shavings of any type, I use Carefresh. I would never use anything different. I go a week without changing any of my cages (unless a waterbottle leaks or something) and I think it's great. My babies sneeze for a few hours after I change the cages but then they're fine. When I used Aspen, Gordy, who is my guinea pig (and my only critter at the time... the one who started it all...) would sneeze all the time. Her eyes would water constantly, not to mention my eyes and nose... I love Carefresh. I wish they sold it in 100 Liter bags. That's about what it takes to clean all of my cages each week. It's expensive, but worth it.

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The regular (gray colored) carefresh held urine odor too much, but the new ultra (white colored) is wonderful, and doesn't smell!


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I think Carefresh is awesome, I just can't afford it with the number of cages I have!


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I was using carefresh for my hamsters but they were always sneezing so I switched to the aspen and it cleared it up right away.
hmmm... quite the contrary with me: I have used wooden shavings for my hamster (the very first one in a grown family), and she was sneezing. after switching to Carefresh, sneezing has stopped. since Kuzia has got used to that type of bedding, I buy huge bags of Carefresh every time and use it for all my hamsters (I have 4 right now: 3 syrians and 1 dwarf, but Kuzia - the one that was sneezing - is a possible mom-to-be... hope-hope )
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