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Care Fresh bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by slystr, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a ton of Care Fresh small animal bedding left over from my guinea pigs. Carefresh is recycled wood pulp that is compressed together in clumpy bits. It is very absorbant but is not finely shredded like the wood litter. Can I use this? It sure would be great since I already have some.
    Here is a pix
    http://www.arcatapet.com/item.cfm?cat=4844
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2007
  2. Henriettahen

    Henriettahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be good to use, seeing as its basically just recycled paper and stuff.

    It's very safe and un toxic..I don't see why you couldn't use it [​IMG]
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    Looks good to me. If you choose to use it, let us know how it works out.
     
  4. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What is the consistency like ? Is it similar to insulation ?
     
  5. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    care Fresh is kind of chunky in texture, It is what the pet stores use to bed hamsters, guinea pigs, rats and the like. It's got pieces about the size of a quarter(US) and smaller.
     
  6. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is it like Woody Pet - hard pellets that expand to soft fluff ? My concern if it is pellets is the chicks getting their feet between the pellets, tripping, being hard on the feet and eating the fluff as it expands. I may be way off here. I just can't picture what it is...
     
  7. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, it's soft fluffy stuff, not pellets.
     
  8. Henriettahen

    Henriettahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd day its KINDA like ripped up cardboard........only...not that hard.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Slystr, did the care fresh bedding work for you? I'm thinking of using it in my brooder in the spring. It worked real well when I had my ball python and I know it works well for small animal bedding.

    Hey Peeps, I used the search feature to try and find an answer instead of posting a whole 'nother question thread...aren't you proud of me? [​IMG]
     
  10. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Naples, Florida
    I use the other brand soft-sorbent by Kaytee. I really like it and it smells good. I don't have to use very much of it either which is nice.
     

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