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carefresh Natural Paper Bedding is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 2644.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Bedding I have had pets for years, and their comfort is the most important thing to me. Carefresh not only delivers comfort, but also peace of mind. The product is virtually dust free, so you don't have to worry about it causing an issue to your pets health. It has great order control, so if I miss a day of cleanup, I know that it isn't going to smell. It also is extremely absorbent, so I know that the bedding will not be saturated and bother my pets. If I miss a day of clean up, I know that it isn't going to smell. I cannot say enough good things about this bedding. I have tried so many and have honestly found the best one. Carefresh is the way to go.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4/5 would recommend! Carefresh review I buy my animals the 30L bags and they love it! I noticed with beddings such as Aspen the cages would get a odor and be less comfortable as well as making a huge mess. Carefresh has amazing odor control. Carefresh brand always has felt so softest! My only 1 complaint with it is the fact that it will become dirty fairly quickly but, as long as my pets are comfortable I don't even care about that minor issue. Many people I know whom are into pet keeping agree it is definitely one of the best! They all agree it has amazing odor control as well as being soft and, is easy for the pets to burrow in and nearly dust free!
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from carefresh is absolutely amazing!!! Hi, I have benn using care fresh with my guinea pigs for over five years now. I absolutely love it because it’s all natural, dust free, absorbant, and has great odor control. I have only had one problem with care fresh, however healthy pet took care of it by giving me a coupon for a free bag!!! The only problem is that I am a kid and I buy the bedding for my two guinea pigs and two hamsters with my own money. I buy the natural which is the cheapest but one bag only lasts one cage clean for just my two guinea pigs cages. However I still continue to use this bedding because it’s awesome and it’s super soft on my piggie that has cancer
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Happy Hamster. The best part about owning a small animal or hamster like myself is when you do a bedding change. Sometimes you find stuff hoarded that you weren’t expecting or that you thought your hamster had fully consumed but they just stored for a later snack. I sometimes wonder what they thing about when you change their bedding— they’re gone for a hour, running around the house in ball exploring, then next thing they realize is that their entire home has been reorganized and redecorated. Carefresh makes this easy, fun, and colorful to help with the cleaning process. every money i look forward to picking out new colors for my fur baby’s home. Thank you carefresh!!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not their best option This bedding is an okay bedding. It absorbs well. The smell prevention is good. It does seem to have its own slightly strange smell to the bedding itself and the natural one seems to smell a little worse than the other colours. The reason this is 4/5 and 5/5 is the large bag of the natural says it should expand to larger than the largest bag of the colour creations bag. I don’t believe it lasts me any longer and the other colours tend to look cleaner right from the beginning. Also since the brighter colours are more dramatic than the brown the mess is easier to see when using the coloured creations making it simpler to clean.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this product ! I love my pet hamster so much and he means the world to me that means his health and his safety means the world to me. He is like my little baby I have to make sure he is comfortable all the time and make sure he doesn’t stink of course. So I choose this brand of bedding they make the bedding so soft and nice and absorbent. And the colors are so adorable they make his home brighter and more alive. I can choose so many different themes with the different colors. So not only is this bedding safe and clean it’s also adorable with a lot of different styles to it. So I say you choose carefresh bedding products you will not regret it.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BEDDING EVER! I work with small animals on a regular basis for both my current job as well as my previous job. Carefresh is the best bedding for small animals! It's not only made with reclaimed recycled paper (which is a must for me, as I am all about the environment), but it is amazing at odor control too! You get so much use out of each bag, as it is so absorbent. I highly recommend this to anyone with a small animal. Using other products such as wood shavings are not safe for your pet's health. Carefresh is a fun, colorful, affordable, easy and safe way to keep your pet healthy and happy. If you haven't tried it yet, you don't know what you are missing! It truly is the best and I will always use Carefresh!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved My Hamster My dwarf hamster Pancake is about six months old and has suffered from quite a few skin conditions since I adopted him. His special needs make it incredibly hard to find products that keep him comfortable. I tried so many different beddings until my veterinarian recommended Carefresh. This is the only bedding in the world that works for Pancake's special needs! The lack of dust and other contaminants makes him so happy...his skin conditions are improving, his personality is coming back, and he spends more time playing than he does scratching. I cannot believe the difference this bedding has made in our lives. Thank you Carefresh for giving me my hamster back!
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Allergy Friendly for Pet and Human! I started with Kaytee’s paper bedding for my hamster Nugget originally but wanted to switch to Carefresh due to all the great online video reviews. When I made the switch I realized that Kaytees bedding carried a lot more dust particles then I initially thought and left me with a bad chest cough (aka always a good idea to wear a mask when cleaning your cage!). If my lungs were bothered that much, imagine how it would effect my hamster in the long term! I’m really happy I made the switch to a much more allergen friendly bedding. The fact that I can also save 5 dollars on bedding with the Carefresh club was an added bonus :) .
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s tested to be better than the rest for me! I have tried wood shavings, fleece blankets, and other brands of paper bedding and I cannot begin to explain just how big of a difference Carefresh bedding has proven to be for me. It it’s softer on my guinea pig’s feet, they will just flop over and take a nap literally anywhere because it’s so comfy to them. It truly keeps the “byproduct” smell to a minimum!! Lastly, carefreash bedding always seems to last longer and expand to cover more area and other bedding material I’ve tried. This brand offers reasonable prices for such quality products. I am always happy with my purchases of carefresh bedding and so are my piggies!!
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% Safe and a great odor neutralizer My rescue hamster Riley absolutely loves this bedding! It’s softer than most small animal beddings on the market and 100%safe. It also comes in a variety of colors giving me many options to spice up my fur baby’s cage. It’s also a wonderful odor neutralizer and perfect for burrowing in. My hammy just loves to snuggle in this stuff. It’s also perfect for hamsters who are allergic to softwood beddings like aspen. while it may be a little pricey this bedding is absolutely worth every penny. It’s also highly absorbing, dust free, and environmentally friendly. I’d recommend this product to any small animal owner, it’s the best!
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8 YEARS LATER I have two rabbits who love this litter. It was very easy to litter train them because of the texture. They like to dig sometimes, but this stuff is extremely easy to clean, just a little sweep and your done. What i appreciate most is how gentle it is to theur digestive system. They like to nibble on it while using the "bathroom", 8 years later, there has been no negative impact on thier digestive systems. They sell the large bags, which is useful when you dont have time to go shopping every week. My rabbits go through 1 big bag a month, its awesome not having to worry about buying so often. Great odor control too, we wilk never go back to the other brands. Trust me, this us the bedding you want to use.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't live without it!! I've had hamsters all my life and I rely on safe and trustworthy products for all of my pets. A brand like Carefresh offers great quality AND quantity in their pet supplies and I am proud to say that I am a loyal customer. Carefresh bedding is vital to hamster care, as the dust free bedding to keep their breathing clear. The material is also increadibly absorbant and helps keep pet odor to a minimum. My roommate said she didn't even know I had a hamster since she couldn't even smell the cage! The Confetti bedding helps jazz up the cage decor and makes for a cozy home for my hamsters to live and play in. I'll be upgrading my cage to a larger tank style soon so I'll need lots of Carefresh to fill the space! Thanks for great quality products at a good price, Carefresh.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BEDDING EVER THIS SAVED MY HAMSTERS LIFE!!! Hey guys it’s me, and this bedding saved me!! I used to used cedar bedding for little hammy Toby and he got very sick! I took him to doctor and they said he had an upper respiratory infection and that he could die. They said I had to change my bedding that I was using and get a different one. And then I saw CareFresh!! ITS AWESOME AND CAN SAVE YOUR HAMSTER (small pet)!!!!!!! Care fresh is non sented and is so absorbent for small pet droppings!! It expands so much and comes in mutipule colors!!! I just signed up for care fresh never ship and it’s great!! Highly recommend CareFresh to all small pet owners!!! CARE FRESH IS LIFE SAVING!!!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean, Crazy, Colorful Fun For Any Critter! I work at a pet store and Carefresh is the only bedding I recommend for small animals!!! We use it in store and of course all 8 of my fur babies at home use it! I own a chinchilla, hedgehog, 2 ferrets, 2 rats and 2 guinea pigs all in one room and you'd never know it by the lack of smell! I love the variety of colors and how easy it is to clean and replace. Carefresh is the best!!!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I currently have a Longhair Syrian Hamster named Ginger. She is living in a 40 gallon tank. I love this bedding! It is super absorbent, soft and the colors go well with any cage theme! My hammy loves to dig in this bedding and create tunnels at the bottom. Out of all the bedding types I have used in the past, carefresh paper bedding is the best option! I love how the bedding is dust free because I know it is safe for my pet. This bedding also controls the odors of my female very well, which is a good thing as the tank resides in my bedroom. All in all, carefresh is a great option for any pet owner and for any pet!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We <3 Carefresh I have 2 rescue bunnies in a crib who have mobility issues. Penny, who is immobile due to EC and her bunfriend, and Julio, was found with a broken pelvis on the street. They share a crib and we only use Carefresh white. It allows me to see and quickly clear away anything we don't want to get close to Penny's skin. Penny lives a very happy life, loves to go for car rides and butt twitches for anything sweet. Julio is a very reserved bunny, but sweet in his own way. However, Julio loves when I put new Carefresh in. He digs it, tosses it around with his nose and loves to play in it. Unless you catch him in the act! lol He finds this undignified! We <3 Carefresh in our home!
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My rats love it and so do I I started buying Carefresh Bedding because I noticed it's manufactured in my hometown of Ferndale, Washington and I like to support the local economy. However, after a year of using it and trying a few other types of bedding when Carefresh wasn't available, I noticed that Carefresh is hands (and paws) down the best bedding out there. Although the colors look nice, I prefer to put my ratites in the all natural bedding. The odor control bedding is best. I'm very sensitive to animal smells and I never smell my house smelling like rats live there. My rats like to burrow and play and nest in the bedding all day long.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff for our rabbits Our two rabbits love this stuff when I change their cage I don't have to separate it they like to do it themselves an organize where it goes if o try to do it myself I get stomped at an they don't let me pet them for the rest of the day. We have a local small animal shelter an this is the only bedding they accept for their animals we donate to them regularly. I couldn't see owning a small animal without this stuff it's great I'm not a fan of the ones with color in them they don't seem to work as well as the all natural one but that's ok the colors are only for look an looks don't matter if the bunnies aren't happy. Thank you for creating an selling such a wonderful product.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product!!! I had recently gotten a robo and she is literally the cutest thing ever! That being said, I had purchased this product after having it been recommended numerous times by many hamster owners and was very well satisfied with the purchase. My hamster loves to burrow in it! I was also satisfied with the color white because I was very well able to see where my hamster had done her business and I was able to clean it out with ease. Overall very great product, dust free, very good odor control, wonderful feel, and safe for all sorts of small animals! I also very well appreciate the variety of colors CareFresh offers!
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Small Pet Beddong Ever! I usually mix the Natural Carefresh bedding with the confetti bedding for all 3 of my hamster habitats for asthetic and also practical reasons. I will only use Carefresh because it's the best hands down and no other products can compare. Anytime i am late on my weekly cage cleaning it does not ever smell. This product controls ordor and this wasn't the case at all with other brands that i have tried before finding this amazing brand. My 3 hamsters love it too! Primarily my little dwarf hamster, he loves to burrow in this bedding. I only use this product for my hamsters and would only ever recommend Carefresh for small pet bedding. Oh, and i also love all the color choices too!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the color I talked to my vet and as my rabbit gets older I have to monitor the color of his urine. With the white color it is really easy to do that and when it is fresh his house looks so fresh and clean. I like the new packaging. It really makes it standout from the rest of the shelf. The expanded color selection is fun too. My rabbit enjoys moving the bedding around to make it just the way he likes it. To clean his cage I actually use a kitty litter scooper, and the bedding is so absorbent I don't have issues with fall-out or dust shedding. I have been loyal to this brand for over 5 years, and will continue to be.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Saver! I have a rabbit, hamster, hedgehog, and button quails all using this bedding and it’s sooo helpful. It’s incredibly easy to store in its compact state, yet it expands to meet my animals’ needs. I go through a 60L bag every week when cleaning my pets’ cages and this brand makes cleaning easy and fast. And let me tell you, this is the ONLY pet bedding that has kept my pets’ cages tolerable. I keep them all in one room and let me tell you, they can stink up the place really quickly! So finding a bedding that has this much odor control was truly a life saver!!
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GREAT!!!!! It's just expensive. BUT COMPOSTABLE My pets love playing and popcorning around in this. It's funny to watch them try to taste it then dash away for their veggies. Carefresh Natural is so great since it's compostable! It balances the price, even. It's already a good bedding and it's even greater since it's compostable! However, it is not as soft as some of the other brands, but, it is, however, stays fluffy. Like, it doesn't get flattened down or anything. It smells great, absorbable, nice to look at (can be colourful in certain packaging), ALMOST completely dust free, and, of course, COMPOSTABLE/BIODEGRAQDABLE!!! THAT'S THE MAIN POINT!
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paper bedding product ever! I have a black Syrian hamster named Gus and he is 6 months old. I currently have him in a 40 gallon terrarium and use Carefresh Paper Bedding for him and try to keep a very deep layer of the bedding at all times. I absolutely love this product! It is super absorbent and so soft! He loves to play and create burrows and tunnels deep into the Carefresh paper bedding and sleep. It does control the odor very well and I like that it is dust free because I know it is safe for him and will not cause respiratory issues. I feel content knowing this product us safe for him and makes him feel comfortable. Hamsters do not have a very long life span and I feel relieved knowing I am giving him the best paper bedding product and giving him the best quality of life possible during his short time with me. I highly recommended this product to other small animal pet owners and only purchase this for my hamster Gus. I love the variety of colors offered and the high quality of the product. I will continue using this product no matter what for all current and future small animals. Carefresh is the best paper bedding product ever and will continue being a loyal customer.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bedding on the market! I have a rabbit that is very large, and pees a lot... this product is absolutely the best at absorbing wetness and smell. I have tried every other product nothing comes close at odor control to this. And as long as I’ve had him (5 years) I can tell when he’s miserable or content, and he is much happier when I use this, no issue with dust, no sneezing, no angry thumping for me to clean his cage. He doesn’t even like to come out of his cage anymore(no joke), I would recommend for anyone who hates daily cleaning, and bad smells. One bag lasts me 2 weeks with small applications. I will use this stuff forever.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product and Great Price For the amount of bedding I need for my 7 different small animals (ferrets and guinea pigs), the cost of bedding is the first thing I think about. The amount of bedding that I get from Carefresh and for the amazing cost and deals they offer - its an obvious choice for my family. We buy in bulk and no other brand can beat the cost for a product that is healthy, odorless, and soft for my fur babies. We have never had any problems with dust or allergies from this bedding, and ferrets especially love how comfy it is when they dig their sleeping area in it. I would recommend to any small animal owner! Love Carefresh. Been a customer for 6 years, and will continue to be for a long time.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this so much ( recommended ) I recommend this bedding to any small animal owner its very affordable and dust free compared to other bedding's. Not only that but its odor free it controls the odor great i've tried alot of bedding's and this one is so much better and the odor is controlled . Its also very soft and your pet will love burrowing in it, and its compressed so well and expands fairly well. Over all i recommend carefresh bedding because it feels good knowing what your small furry friend is sleeping on and cuddiling in when its cold. Carefresh is and amazing product that will make you and your small animals lives very easy.
Date published: 2018-02-19
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Is this bedding ok to use in a Sugar Glider cage?

Asked by: SugarMama
carefresh&reg; is developed and manufactured specifically for certain small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, chinchillas and ferrets). We recommend checking with your local vet first before using it for other species. As with any changes to your pet&rsquo;s care, if you do use it be sure to observe your pet closely for changes in behavior. Potential risk of impaction exists if your pet ingests a significant amount of any type of bedding. If you suspect impaction, discontinue use immediately and seek veterinary care.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-04-04

Two questions... The fresh &quot;Scent&quot; 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: 2019-04-03

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 &ouml;kocat. There is one that is actually made out of paper called &ouml;kocat 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 &quot;odor stop&quot; 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

Is it safe to use for snakes?

Asked by: Applejacks
carefresh was developed for small animals only so we always suggest checking with your local reptile vet first before using it for an off label use such as reptiles, especially due to their eating habits.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2016-11-16

Does the colored bedding contain dyes?

Asked by: Lola
Yes, but the dyes we use to color the bedding are human grade dyes often used in things like toilet paper or napkins.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-01-04

Does Carefresh contain baking soda or essential oils, such as lavender?

Asked by: JosieRattery
No, carefresh bedding does not contain any baking soda or essential oils.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2018-01-04

is the bedding good for nesting for baby bunnies

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natural small pet bedding

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complete comfort care

We CARE about small pets and providing them the very best home. That's why carefresh® offers all the features you and your small pet need with complete comfort care. 

carefresh small pet bedding natural paper

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