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Paper Products As A Bedding Choice


CARE FRESH is a popular bedding material, although some people are not fond of it. Reportedly soft and absorbent, the primary drawbacks are price and some dustiness. Carefresh Ultra reportedly is not dusty but is more expensive. Critter Care and other generic Care FRESH type beddings are less costly but more dusty. One member's vet feels CareFRESH can aggravate respiratory problems.

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YESTERDAY'S NEWS is not as popular a bedding material. One drawback is its heavier weight.

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CROWN ANIMAL BEDDING is similar to Yesterday's News. Observations from one user:

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MEGAZORB is similar to Care FRESH/Yesterday's News. Observations from one user:

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OTHER PAPER PRODUCTS

ECOFRESH
Ravenshade writes: "I've also tried EcoFresh (a white, paper-based cat litter) but found that to be almost as expensive (even though it was $5/bag, I needed two per cleaning for my pen) and less effective. The last bags I got were also dustier than the CF [Care Fresh]."

CELL-SORB
Sara writes: "Cell-Sorb is a GREAT alternative to Carefresh. I put paper towels, newspaper, then a layer of Cell-Sorb for my piggies. Cell-Sorb is not nearly as dusty, and packs down nice so the pigs don't fling it out of their cage. It also absorbs, expands, and softens as the pigs use it, keeps the smell contained longer then Carefresh. It's my preference!

HUNT CLUB, INC
LER writes: "Hunt Club, Inc. Is little pieces of cardboard. I tried it but it really didn't absorb well, in my opinion. The only pro I found was that it is light. However, the con of not absorbing leads to very soiled piggies. Plus, being so light, it flies easily out of the cages. So, I was not happy with it and went back to the wood pellets." Go Up

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