Carefresh/Boxo - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-15-2010, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 236
Default Carefresh/Boxo

Has anyone had any experience with the recycled paper type beddings? I switched from pine chips to Boxo about two months ago, when Beck had mites and I completely disinfected and cleaned his cage. Beck's been losing quills continually since then, presumably from mite damage. But it's STILL going on, and getting worse, though no mites are visible anywhere on him. They're coming out with the follicle.
Is there any chance he's allergic to the Boxo bedding..?

He's on Revolution again, and I'm thinking I'm going to disinfect his cage again and switch to a fleece liner. It's $80 to do a fungal skin test, and I'm trying to decide if I should take him in today or wait and see if he improves in a bit with the Revolution. I don't want a bald hedgie. He's is starting to look sparse. He seems to be losing most quills over his haunches and bum/tail area. He actually has a bare spot above his tail now.
__________________
emeko is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-15-2010, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
krbshappy71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 902
Default Re: Carefresh/Boxo

If you use the Search feature at top-right it will bring up many forum discussions regarding Carefresh.

That sounds like a lot of quills.
__________________
Riley loved me. Much likes me. Whyte Darkness is a large, huffing, popping ball of albino white spines, but I love him anyway.
krbshappy71 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2010, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 236
Default Re: Carefresh/Boxo

It got a lot worse all of a sudden. It went from being 5 or 6 quills a day to 20 or so basically overnight.
__________________
emeko is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2010, 02:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Florida, USA
Posts: 250
Send a message via AIM to Bengall77
Default Re: Carefresh/Boxo

I've heard that the carefresh isn't that great to use because it can cause blockage if they eat some. It expands a lot in water which makes it dangerous.

Would about something like Yesterday's News? I've heard that a lot of people like it and I think it's less of a chocking/gi block hazard than Care Fresh.
Bengall77 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2010, 06:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Morel3etterness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 152
Default Re: Carefresh/Boxo

I have been using carefresh but ONLY in his litter box and his sleeping crate ....I have the fleece liners on the bottoms of the cage and some crumpled up in his igloo. The carefresh does get caught in his private area =/ at times but is easy to remove and I was warned from the breeder that it could happen. Maybe you should try using it only in one small section of the cage. I chose the litter so he knows its a safe place to go to the br haha
__________________
Morel3etterness is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carefresh ShutUpAndSmile Cage substrate and Litter 30 12-31-2014 12:24 AM
Carefresh bedding? zombiesatenine Liners & Cage bedding 4 07-16-2012 04:13 PM
Carefresh bedding? alexandrabowl Liners & Cage bedding 9 03-14-2012 01:37 PM
Aspen Vs. Carefresh OpalRaven7 Liners & Cage bedding 8 09-11-2011 06:25 PM
Carefresh bedding? Critterina General Questions 6 12-23-2010 04:46 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:47 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum