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Old 02-19-2016, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Bedding/substrate issue

I have been buying cheap aspen-looking wood shavings for my two robo hamsters and I am now worried that it might contain pine or cedar. Does anyone know any safe but cheap bedding I can get easily?
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Old 02-19-2016, 02:46 PM   #2
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Kaytee Clean and Cozy, Carefresh, All Living Things are my go to paper beddings and relatively cheap for the quality.
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Old 02-19-2016, 03:47 PM   #3
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Hi. If you've bought it in the Uk then all pine is kiln dried, so it should be ok - but obviously you wanted Aspen, not Pine, or you'd have bought pine. Where did you get the Aspen from? I don't know if cedar is used in the Uk or not - I don't think it is. Pro rep aspen is supposed to be ok. I use Fitch paper bedding - it's quite popular. Works out quite cheap too as you can only buy it in bulk (10kg or 20kg). I get the 10kg as it's a more manageable size. It lasts me about 6 months. It's like Carefresh but without the dust. Zooplus also sell organic hemp bedding.

Fitch Recycling - 10kg Single Bale Fitch Paper Bedding For Smaller Critters - Fitch Pet Bedding

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I use a combination of the two substrates Serendipity linked to, you could use either on their own but mixed together they are great for little dwarf hams that like to dig & burrow!
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:30 AM   #5
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Hi. If you've bought it in the Uk then all pine is kiln dried, so it should be ok - but obviously you wanted Aspen, not Pine, or you'd have bought pine. Where did you get the Aspen from? I don't know if cedar is used in the Uk or not - I don't think it is. Pro rep aspen is supposed to be ok. I use Fitch paper bedding - it's quite popular. Works out quite cheap too as you can only buy it in bulk (10kg or 20kg). I get the 10kg as it's a more manageable size. It lasts me about 6 months. It's like Carefresh but without the dust. Zooplus also sell organic hemp bedding.

Fitch Recycling - 10kg Single Bale Fitch Paper Bedding For Smaller Critters - Fitch Pet Bedding

Nests & Nesting Materials at zooplus: Hemp Bedding
ok thank you thats helpful
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