I've always used Shavings, but I currently have my Pet button pair ( Buddy and Bella ) in my room ontop of my dresser and they kick shavings all over my room and I personaly don't care but my mom is getting really annoyed with it and wants to find a different bedding. She thinks I should try sand...I said "No, if I use sand then SAND will be all over my floor!" Plus when ever they spill water I will have Mud.... I've seen alot of people using some sort of Pellet bedding..does that work for buttons? Any other suggestions? Thanks much. ~God Bless~ ETA: It's late and past my bed time and I'm having lots of typo's!