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Old 07-07-2013, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I used to buy PETCO brand Aspen wood shavings in bulk because it was so much bedding for the cost--and I had 3 huge cages.

It gave 2 of my hedgies respiratory infections which eventually lead to their deaths.

DO NOT BUY PETCO ASPEN BEDDING. THERE IS TOO MUCH DUST IN IT FOR YOUR HEDGIES HEALTH.
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ImageUploadedByPetGuide1403737655.126696.jpg was it this brand? I just got this for my new hedgie and I'm freaking out. I want to make some fleece liners right now...


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Most non-fleece beddings carry a risk of causing URIs due to dust, not just PetCo brand. Some are dustier than others, though.
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I avoid all types of wood as bedding.
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I, too, just avoid wood. I have heard the shavings can cut their eyes and skin, as well as harbor mites and dust. Just easier and more cost efficient to use liners.
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My hedgehog loves to burrow and so I'm afraid that when I switch to fleece, she will be upset. fleece strips will work but it won't be the same. Any suggestions?


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You can make a dig box with a tissue box, round oatmeal container or whatever you might have on hand. Put the fleece strips in that and she'll have something to burrow in.
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Mine loved to dig, but when I switched to fleece they hardly seemed to notice. They have a dig box, like MomLady said, and it's just the same.
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I use the Petco aspen for my hamsters. After a bad bout with mites years ago, my hedgies are all on fleece and will only ever be on fleece. This is coming from someone who works for Petco.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I would just avoid the shavings all together as many mentioned above. Fleece is much safer, easier, and cheaper. You don't even have to make liners, I just bought a yard of fleece and folded it in half.
The breeder I got Hazel from had her on aspen shavings as it was more convenient for her since she had so many hedgies, I immediately switched her to fleece when I brought her home and the transition didn't bother her at all.
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