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carefresh Natural Paper Bedding

carefresh Natural Paper Bedding is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 1444.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great reliable bedding I have bounced between a few different beddings for my small animals but always come back to this one. Absorbent, great for burrowing, and such beautiful colors!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY DWARF BUNNY LOVES HIS CAREFRESH BEDDING Bunny loves his soft, cozy, carefresh bedding. It is used in his clear plastic bin where he has dug two areas where he sleeps during the day and all you see are the tips of his little black ears. Carefresh bedding is also used on the floor in his cage and two litter boxes in his cage which are changed daily and cage cleaned weekly. Every Saturday while I’m cleaning his cage, I have to shut the door and he waits patiently on the floor waiting for me to finish. As soon as I open the door, he jumps in and starts rearranging the bedding to meet his satisfaction. I love Carefresh bedding because it is soft, dust free and odor absorbing.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful bedding! This bedding looks wonderful in my new hamster's cage! I wanted to create a natural theme for him, while still making safe choices for his enclosure. The natural bedding is perfect for that as it looks great, and is soft and safe for my hammy. The odor control is great as I have other pets in the house and we try to get the odor to a minimum. I have read reviews of others saying the bedding is dusty, which concerned me as I have allergies, but I have not experienced that and the bedding is dust-free! My hamster loves to burrow and nest with the bedding! I would recommend this product to any current or new hamster owner!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only thing I will use for my dwarf hamsters. I Only use carefresh naturals bedding for my hamsters. It is safe and I don't have to worry about them getting poked in the eyes or nose when they burrow. We tried another brand and it caused a permanent cough in on of hamsters who ultimately had to be put down for cancer on her neck. It means so much that is safe and doesn't even aggrevate my allergies! I used this when I had guinea pigs too. I have one senior dwarf hammie named 'baby hammie' left and she has been a very happy hammie in this bedding. It is not safe for my chinchillas because they will eat it and will cause impaction but when they don't have access to bedding, it works well.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing its very soft and absorbent my mice love and me too the colors are beautiful and will go with any cage theme and its not dusty at all so no vet visits offten my pets mean the world to me i only give them the best possible all first time small pet owner should use this first its the prefect stuff to use for my senior mouse Mike who is allergic to aspen wood bedding and he needs something that stays dry and dust free to perfect for him i always add some to my other mouses Aspen cage too to make his nest out of i cant use only carefresh as it is a bit expensive for bags big enough for a 40gal but anything smaller for sure use it as the only bedding
Date published: 2017-10-04
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Is it normal for the rabbit to want to eat the bedding? I know it's paper but isn't that not safe for them?

Asked by: Djoe
Whenever you introduce something new to your small pet, whether it be bedding or food, it is very important to monitor them very closely for any changes in behavior. Sometimes they will eat a small amount because it is new, but if they eat too much there is a serious risk of impaction. If you suspect they are eating too much, please discontinue use and consult your veterinarian.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-07-10

Two questions... The fresh "Scent" people refer to...what does it smell like/mimic? What types of pulp are included? In particular I'm trying to verify if this product does or does not have birch content or aroma.

Asked by: jrtsdoitall
It smells mostly like paper, if at all. No, it does not have any birch content or aroma. We use paper fibers like those found in tissue and wood fibers like spruce, fir, pine and hemlock.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-05-15

I hear all the time that the scented ones are very dangerous to small animals??

Asked by: Isabel05
Yes. You should be very very careful if you use a scented bedding. I would personally just completely avoid them. This is just a paper bedding no scent. 
Answered by: Finn
Date published: 2018-04-03

Does this product contain hemlock as the wood used for paper? What wood is used? I'm certain woods are not safe for use with dwarf hamsters. Thanks

Asked by: Bella
carefresh paper bedding is safe to use for any small animal including dwarf hamsters. carefresh® ​is a sustainable product that is made from natural wood fiber sourced from partnerships with tissue and paper manufacturers. We use 100% non-post-consumer good materials; wood that has never been treated and there are no harmful oils remaining from the wood after it has gone through the entire paper manufacturing process. The wood fiber can come from a combination of hemlock, pine, fir or spruce.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-01-04

Is it safe to use for cats instead of litter? I had to move my cat and i forgot the litter so i put some of the paper bedding in there. She used the litter box and doesnt seem bothered and it doesnt smell at all.

Asked by: Catgirl83
Yes! You can definitely use carefresh as cat litter. Did you know we actually manufacture and sell two brands of cat litter? Simply Pine and ökocat. There is one that is actually made out of paper called ökocat Dust Free Paper Litter - somewhat similar to carefresh except it is a pellet.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-02-07

Hi, Do you ship internationally? I want to buy for Peru, south America.

Asked by: LeaGnzls
Unfortunately we do not ship internationally at this time.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-02-07

is there a chemical or additive that makes up the new "odor stop" formula? if not, what makes it so?

Asked by: vicki
The additives used in our products for odor control are approved in the use of treating drinking water, and evaluated by third party labs using NIH (National Institute of Health) testing protocol for animal safety.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-02-07

What if your pet eats it?

Asked by: Jazz
As with any change to your pet's environment, there is a potential risk of impaction if your pet ingests a significant amount of its bedding. If you suspect impaction, discontinue use immediately and seek veterinary care. Always monitor your pet very closely at first after changing to a new bedding to see if they will possibly ingest it.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-02-07
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carefresh® complete
Natural Paper Bedding

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Product Info

10-Day Odor Control

Our proprietary Odor Stop formula has been proven in independent tests to suppress ammonia odors for 10 days - keeping your home smelling fresh and clean longer.

3X More Absorbent than Shavings

Made from natural reclaimed paper fibers, we've designed our bedding to absorb three times more liquid than wood shavings - ensuring small pets stay warm and dry all day long.

99% Dust Free for Easy Clean-Up

Our unique material and manufacturing process ensures our bedding is virtually dust-free and won't fall apart or stick to the bottom of the habitat - so you can breathe and clean-up easy.

Natural without Compromise

carefresh® complete natural paper bedding is designed especially for small animals and made from 100% sustainable and renewable paper fibers, never any post-consumer waste paper just shredded and put into a bag. All of our bedding products are also 100% biodegradable and compostable, so you get superior performance along with a product that's good for your pet and good for the planet.

natural paper pet bedding for small animals


Instructions for Use

Place one to three inches of carefresh® complete natural paper bedding in your pet's habitat depending on the number and type of pets housed. Change bedding weekly or as needed. Remove damp spots or soiled areas between changes and replace with fresh bedding. When changing bedding types or brands, it is best to mix old and new bedding, changing over the course of 7-10 days.


As with any substrate, there is a potential risk of impaction if your pet ingests a sufficient amount of bedding. Observe your pet and seek veterinary care if you suspect impaction of the GI tract.  

Weight: 2.2 lb
Dimensions: 13 in × 7 in × 4 in