I am new to the site but not to the pocket pets life.
I have been searching for the perfect bedding for a while now and I was hoping for some other people's opinions.
I have 3 rats and 3 pigs and as of right now I am not completely happy with my bedding setup.
All my furries are currently on CareFresh but I am having some issues with it.
1. The amount I need is hard to get a hold of. I would love to be able to buy in bulk and maybe even get a discount while doing so but this seems to not be an option with the CareFresh. Although I may just be looking in the wrong places.
2. CareFresh can be quite pricey in comparison to your basic "wood" bedding. With as much as I need this tends to hurt the pocket book a little.
With these things being said, I would love to try Aspen bedding but the one pack I purchased, when opened, smelled like chemicals. It was bad enough to give me a headache in a 30 min period.
This meant all piggies were immediately removed and bedding was replaced and the barely used bag of aspen went directly into the garage, waiting to be dumped.
Now I'm not an overly picky person and I didn't want to ask for my money back considering I know nothing about aspen and thought perhaps that was just its smell and maybe I was extremely sensitive to it.
Has anyone else experienced this? What should normal aspen smell like?
The particular kind I picked up had a blend of different woods, none of which were pine or cedar and I thought perhaps that might have lent to the smell.
I am extremely paranoid about litter after having a sick piggy when I was young because we hadn't known at the time that pine and cedar were bad.
This was back in the dawn of time, before the interwebz!
So any bedding ideas, opinions, links would be greatly appreciated!