i tried yesterdays news pellet stuff, and immediately my hedgehog thought it was treats, and no matter how many times i took it out of his mouth, he would not stop eating it. and i got uncomfortable with that because i read online that yesterdays news can contain pieces of plastic and other bad things. i really didn't want sonny to accidentally eat something really bad. so i returned it and got carefresh. i only use it in his litterbox and although its extremely messy when he walks out of it [because he trails it out after he plays in it], its softer and he likes to dig in it, and the best part is he won't eat it.