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Old 02-21-2019, 07:11 AM   #1
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Default Kaytee Clean & Cozy - Initial thoughts

I ordered 4 bags of Kaytee C&C from Porton Aquapets in their sale. Ordered 50L of Camo, 27L of Apple Orchard, and two 50L of Natural, however they sent 2 bags of white instead. Iím guessing there was a mixup or they sold out of natural, Iíll email them and ask but Iím not bothered about it tbh.

I was surprised by how small the bags were but wow theyíre not kidding when they say it expands to 3 times the size!! The 4 bags were enough for 4 of my hamster cages, which is all I need them for really since Flurry and Bigfoot dont need cleanouts yet.

The white C&C is suuuper soft and fluffy, much softer than Carefresh or Fitch! It almost feels like tissue though so part of me wonders if it would be cheaper to make my own substrate (more time-consuming though!!).

The Camo is a mix pf green and brown, the green is dyed white C&C so there are some flecks of white, the brown is made from brown paper. The Apple Orchard is red, brown, and white. Its made of white substrate thats been dyed with red abd brown speckles. It also came with some apple wood chews, which were in a plastic bag inside the substrate.

I really like the softness and my hamsters seem to burrow easily in it. I think I will be switching over to this substrate now! It surprised me just how nice it looks in natural setups!

Thereís a few issues I noticed though: any heavier toys and hides definitely need to be on platforms or stilts otherwise they sink down. And the colour of the apple orchard C&C would hide blood stains from injuries or infection so I donít recommend using it in beds or toilets. I just used it scattered across the cages for a splash of colour.
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That's a great tip, thank you. I didn't know Porton sold it or there were so many varieties. Is the apple orchard coloured? Assume it isn't scented.
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That's a great tip, thank you. I didn't know Porton sold it or there were so many varieties. Is the apple orchard coloured? Assume it isn't scented.
Itís not scented, its just apple coloured!
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Excellent - look forward to seeing some photos of it in use. I was tempted but have just ordered 10kg of Fitch.
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Hereís some photos of Stormyís setup!

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The reddy colour looks nice Is that the apple one?
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The reddy colour looks nice Is that the apple one?
Yes, I think it gives a nice foresty look!
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The white C&C is suuuper soft and fluffy, much softer than Carefresh or Fitch! It almost feels like tissue though so part of me wonders if it would be cheaper to make my own substrate (more time-consuming though!!).
I'd bought the white Clean and Cozy for my hospital/maternity cages and I was pleasantly surprised about how soft it was in comparison to the last bale of Fitch that I had. I think it'd probably work out a little too pricey for me to use all the time with my nine hamsters but it is perfect for what I'd needed it for.

Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for your Clean and Cozy from Porton?
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It looks cheaper than Amazon to me and much more choice of sizes and colours! The 85litre white one (very large) is £17 ish. Mind you there is postage to pay I think.

https://www.portonaquapet.co.uk/shop...Clean+%26+Cozy
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I paid just under £50 including shipping for 3 50L-ish bags and 1 27L bag, its on sale right now - the non-sale prices are about the same as on Amazon. Postage was only £4

Just checked the costs on amazon - £48.99 for the 55L Camo one!! Definitely stocking up while its cheap on Porton!
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