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Old 04-13-2011, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Care Fresh in litter box?

Well I know care fresh is not suppose to be used as a bedding but what about just in the litter box?
I have it anyway cause my hamster uses it so I was just wondering.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry for the double post but yeah.. I'm curious.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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CareFresh is kinda 'papery' so will likely stick to wet & sensitive parts, wreaking havoc. Corn husk litter isn't recommended for this reason and I think CF would cause the same problems.

I would stick to the tried and true: Yesterday's News (Snarf likes to dig, so that's what he uses) or paper towel, etc
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well it didn't cause a problem for my guinea pig and thats what he was on. No genital sticking.
But just thought I'd ask cause I already have it for the hamster. I have no problem using yesterdays news or paper towel though.
Whatever you guys recommend is best. I just though since it was so little there wouldn't be really any dust.
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Carefresh is ok, it's just very DUSTY,pricey and messy. There are a few other beddings that are very similar to carefresh minus the DUST.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I used CareFresh for about 12 hours (Snarf brought some with him) before I ditched it. Besides the annoying stick-to-everythingness of CF, which obviously doesn't bother you nearly as much as me , I actually found it VERY dusty. The stuff that was in Snarf's cage was relatively un-used but still dusty/dirty and it stuck to him constantly.

I don't know anything about GPs...are they built different? Cuz there doesn't seem to be the same concerns?? Dunno.

It likely would've been fine but now that I said something 'out loud' to you, if something happens, you're going to feel bad, right? I am like a bad sub-conscious run amok.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Besides their testicles being on the outside not really. I mean my boy still had a little peepee and stuff. He'd get a bath when he got poopy feet and thats about it. =o
I feel like I've never had a problem with the dust o.o
Idk I'm gonna put some in the pan later then take it out and see how much dust in there maybe pat it a little to see if any flies up.
I shall test
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Carefresh is more of a messy, stick to everything including inbetween quills, and drying issue.

Messy, because it sticks to everything. Especially if you are using fleece, expect to probably have to pick every single little piece by hand daily. And expect it to get inbetween quills as well and using tweezers to get individual pieces out of a ball of hissing, popping needles.

Drying, because there have been several hedgies who like to burrow in the stuff, then end up with itchy, red, inflamed skin all along their face. It turns out that the carefresh was just too drying and perhaps dusty too that caused the reaction on their hedgie. Of course, this doesn't happen to all hedgies, just some.

But since you already have some, it wouldn't hurt to try it for a day or two to see how you like it.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This reminds me of how much I love fleece:

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And expect it to get inbetween quills as well and using tweezers to get individual pieces out of a ball of hissing, popping needles.
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And expect it to get inbetween quills as well and using tweezers to get individual pieces out of a ball of hissing, popping needles.
Thats a good enough reason for me not to use it =o that doesn't sound like fun for me or my baby =o </3
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