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Old 02-01-2021, 09:55 AM   #1
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I'm wondering if I need to give my dwarf ham Freya any extra bedding material? Just now, half her cage is filled with a deep layer of Kaytee Clean and Cosy. A few time I have tried adding some torn up while toilet paper, but she hasn't been interested because the Kaytee is softer. Do I need to give her anything else? Also, is shredded coloured tissue paper okay to put in her enclosure? I like the coloured varieties of Clean and Cosy, but can't find any online just now, they don't sell Kaytee at all in the local pet store, and I'd rather not buy the lavender variety as the reviews say it is heavily scented.
Grateful for any tips or advice.
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:31 AM   #2
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If the tissue paper is coloured with not-poisonous dye, then it's safe, if not then, well, it's not safe. She doesn't really need any other bedding, giving her a bit of toilet paper won't hurt, and if she changes her mind about it then it's there.
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:55 AM   #3
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I just test a bit of coloured paper napkins by putting them in a bit of water first to make sure the dye doesn't run.
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Old 02-01-2021, 11:51 AM   #4
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You may be able to get coloured Carefresh online. I got the green one from Fetch to add a splash of colour on top of the regular substrate. Petsathome usually stocks blue and confetti, purple as well sometimes.

J-cloths cut into strips works as well.
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Old 02-01-2021, 01:13 PM   #5
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I just test a bit of coloured paper napkins by putting them in a bit of water first to make sure the dye doesn't run.
Thanks, Luna - that's a good idea.
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