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Old 07-31-2017, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Safebed Paper Flakes - are they safe?

They're not cottony or fluffy. They actually look like shredded-up dishcloth!

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Old 07-31-2017, 01:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Safebed Paper Flakes - are they safe?

If it's all just paper and nothing fibrous or anything else, then it is safe. However, it doesn't look as though it would hold burrows too well, which is why I'd recommend it to be used as a mix in or as nesting material only
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:18 PM   #3
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Thank you!
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:49 PM   #4
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I have never used that bedding myself. From the picture it does look a lot like a dishcloth, I would recommend putting a little in some water before using it to see if it breaks down in the water - as paper will break down/go mushy in water.
As my brother once used a similar nesting material which was made from dishcloth (https://www.petscorner.co.uk/small-a...ble-in-2-sizes) and his past hamster accidentally swallowed a piece and he had trouble trying to pass the piece of bedding which caused him to stop eating and he to go to the vets to help get the piece removed (luckily without surgery as he was in the process of passing it himself) - his hamster was completely fine afterward but I always been really careful myself to what I use myself for my hamsters nesting material.
Personally I would recommend just using shredded up white unscented toilet paper/tissue instead.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:27 PM   #5
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Default Re: Safebed Paper Flakes - are they safe?

SKB, I thought that too about it looking like a dish cloth.
A while back I saw a similar thing in a pet shop and it was an actual dish cloth shredded and I nearly choked in the shop and told the guy thus wasn't suitable.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:07 PM   #6
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I will soak it in water and see. Probably not safe then. It really does look like disposable dishcloth! Not what I thought I was ordering at all!
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