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View Poll Results: What substrate is everyone using?
Aspen Woodshavings 2 6.25%
Kiln-dried Woodshavings 7 21.88%
Carefresh/Clean n Cosy 11 34.38%
Fitch 12 37.50%
Aubiose/Hugro Hemp 2 6.25%
Finacard 3 9.38%
Anything else I've forgotten! 6 18.75%
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:46 AM   #41
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I use Fitch and would swear by it over CareFRESH! CareFRESH is really expensive and dusty and, believe it or not, after a month or so on CareFRESH Natural my hamster barely came out and just slept. I got Fitch and after using it he became active again! Good thing is it doubles up as nesting material, so I don't buy that anymore. I do prefer the look of wooden substrates, but they are no where near as good value!
I didn't like Carefresh either when I tried some Carefresh ultra, it was so dusty
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:48 AM   #42
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I use Finacard for the dwarfies and shorthaired Syrians, and Back2Nature for the longhaired Syrians. I think I've used most of them over the years though!
Willow is long haired and the Fitch gets tangled in her fur although she's a female so she doesn't have a skirt. I do like Back 2 Nature, it was the substrate in my Robos' cage when I got them and it's extremely good for odour control
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I think I commented on one of your threads before but not sure. I use Finacard, absolutely swear by it as a substrate. I've got 4 hams on Tumblefresh right now as I wanted to try it out and I personally wouldn't recommend it and can give reasons if you want them.
But yep, I've tried lots of different ones and Finacard definitely works best for me and my hams
Lol I think you did! Tumble fresh is like Carefresh isn't it? I didn't like Carefresh so if it's like that I can see why. The Finacard does sound nice
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At the moment mine are on Fitch but I'm switching over to a combination of Fitch and Finacard after getting a small amount in Victoria's carrier when I bought her home and liking it.
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:16 AM   #45
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Lol I think you did! Tumble fresh is like Carefresh isn't it? I didn't like Carefresh so if it's like that I can see why. The Finacard does sound nice
It's a lot finer than carefresh. It's really really soft but so dusty. If they find a way to extract more of the dust (and make it a bit cheaper) it would be an absolutely amazing substrate
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It's a lot finer than carefresh. It's really really soft but so dusty. If they find a way to extract more of the dust (and make it a bit cheaper) it would be an absolutely amazing substrate
Is Finacard good for digging?
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Is Finacard good for digging?
Sweep doesn't think so ...
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Sweep doesn't think so ...
Hmm that's interesting, might Aubiose be a better option for me then?
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Not sure. I have a bag of it somewhere but not got round to trying it! I caved in to Sweep's demands and continued buying Carefresh until we move and have the sotrage space for Fitch! (He never thanked me LOL)
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Is Finacard good for digging?
My guys manage to dig quite happily with it. My chinese have no issues tunnelling around under it in their cages lol
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