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Did Kaytee Clean and Cozy bedding change?

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Hi everyone,

I have been using Kaytee Clean and Cozy bedding (in white) for as long as I have had Ed- so for nearly two years now. It's always worked well and I've never run into any problems. I noticed about 6 months ago when I bought a new package of it, it seems the "formula" has changed. The bedding seems softer which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I think it might be a little "dustier." Tiny particles from the bedding stick to his wheel on his poop. He sneezes every so often, but not enough that has been concerning to me.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed this change and if so, what is a good alternative? (Fleece isn't really a great option, I'm a student who lives with two roommates who are strangers).

Thanks in advance!


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Here are some other bedding options off the top of my head: pine shavings, aspen shavings, paper shavings, paper pellots, flannel, fleece, wood pellots, dust free non-clumping cat litter, baby crib liner, custom cage liners, and fluffy bedding like Carefresh. I have also heard of people using puppy pee pads and newspaper but these are not the safest. For more choices, look up Hedgehog Headquarters Bedding Options and you'll find more unique bedding options. Hope I helped! I personally use fleece but I understand not all are comfortable washing the fleece in the same place we wash our clothes.
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I thought of another one! Corncob bedding. I also googled Hedgehog Central Bedding Options and lots came up.
Cat litter and corn cob bedding aren't safe for hedgehogs. Both can get caught in genitals & cause problems.

If you're looking for a similar bedding type, Carefresh is probably the closest. I believe there's another brand out there, but I can't recall the name right now.
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Pine shavings are also not safe for any small animal. Neither is cedar. If you use wood shavings, you'll have to use aspen.
Pine shavings are safe as long as they have been kiln dried as that removes the phenols from the shavings.
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