Carefresh Pet Bedding ~ Safe for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Honey1, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Honey1

    Honey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is Carefresh pet bedding safe for chicks? I just picked some up today for my brooder, now I'm wondering if I should use something else?
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what that is, can you post a pi of it
     
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried this stuff and it didn't hurt my chicks but it really was a pain in the butt. I liked the pine shaving 1,000 times better
     
  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no I would use; pine shavings, corn cobs, or peat moss
     
  5. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I almost used some Carefresh (we also have a rabbit) but opted for hay (again bought for the rabbit). I don't think the Carefresh would hurt, it's biodegradable and safe for rabbit's to eat).
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I remember asking about carefresh here a long time ago - gosh, has it been that long since I was new to BYC?
    Some people said it was what they used and it was fine. I ended up using a plastic wading pool for a brooder and carefresh was too expensive to fill that up with, so I went with pine instead.
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I work at Petco and in the small animal dept. It's safe for all your critters, except maybe snakes.
    When I first had Tom and Jerry, when chicks were still dinosaurs, I used carefresh, shredded paper and just a touch of cedar chips in their outside rabbit hutch/chicken coop.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Actually it's the only bedding I ever used for my ball python Dixie and it worked well for her cage. [​IMG]
     
  9. KristenF87

    KristenF87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Carefresh is pretty pricey... We considered it for our brooder but ended up buying Aspen shavings instead (it's a little cheaper and supposedly non-aromatic)
     

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