Re: Carefresh & Mites
If you buy your Carefresh from a store that carries live animals or a store that warehouses in unsanitary conditions, you run the risk of mites.
I buy my Carefresh from Quality Lab Supply. It comes in 50 litre paper bags, not the compressed bales like you get from the pet store. In the 14 to 16 years I've been using it, I've had one case of mites on a rat and he was a rescue that I had less than three days. I've never had mites on a hedgehog that was in my care for more than a month. I've had them bloom when they first come into rescue but never after 30 days.