Small pet bedding is a necessity for any small pet enclosure. There are a few options from the more natural looking pine bedding in hay, to the awesome colours of carefresh bedding to brighten up any small pet enclosure.
Changing your small pet's bedding regularly is critical to managing any odour from your small pets. Every pet and enclosure is different depending on how warm it is, where it’s positioned and how many pets you have. Through a little trial and error, you will eventually be able to maximize the length of time between changes of bedding. Here's a breakdown on small pet bedding, their advantages and what it means for your pet cleaning routine:
Types of Small Pet Bedding
Pine Shaving Bedding
Pine shaving bedding is very absorbent and aids in neutralizing the odour of your pet's waste. Pine bedding is ideal for rabbits and guinea pigs in an open enclosure.
Aspen Pine Shaving Bedding
Aspen pine shaving bedding is the best wood shavings for you rats and mice. This is because it doesn't contain phenols or dust, which can affect the respiratory system of your rat or mouse.
Carefresh Paper Bedding
Although a slightly more expensive option, carefresh paper based bedding is very absorbent, extremely soft, controls odour well and is very comfy for your pet to sleep in.
Used for both bedding and food, Hay bedding can also provide fibre to aid in digestion. The long strands of hay helps in keeping the digestion tract of your pet in tip-top condition.