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Old 01-06-2021, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default Best Hamster Bedding in the UK?

Hi! I currently have a Campbell’s Russian dwarf called César. He lives in the DIY IKEA Linnmon cage and at the minute his main substrate is CareFresh Natural mixed with reptile aspen. I want a bedding that is non dusty, absorbent and not too expensive. I find the aspen to be quite dusty and there isn’t enough CareFresh in the 60L bales to fill his whole cage. Any suggestions for what type of bedding to buy in the UK? I’ve been looking at hemp bedding but I’m still unsure. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 01-06-2021, 01:27 PM   #2
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I think going from cheapest to more expensive, it goes: Megazorb, Aubiose (hemp bedding), Kaytee clean N Cozy, fitch.
to be honest, i think all of them have dust problems to a certain extent, but I won't use carefresh due to it being so dusty it made one of my hamsters eyes close up so she couldn't see. It's also very expensive.

Some people are allergic to hemp - but not heard of hamsters being allergic
some people don't like the smell of megazorb or the hemp bedding but that is something you just have to work out for yourself by trying them.
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Old 01-06-2021, 04:08 PM   #3
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The 85l bags of Kaytee clean and cozy work well for my six hamsters.
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Old 01-06-2021, 05:23 PM   #4
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If you do go for a hemp option, make sure it is pure hemp with no additives. Some has citronella added which isn't safe for hamsters - Aubiose is pure hemp and would be a great choice for hemp.
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:58 PM   #5
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I use kaytee clean & cosy too, I’ve tried all sorts of substrate over the years & find it the least dusty, it’s soft but holds burrows fine.
Hemp varies a lot from one brand to another, some can be quite sharp & rough, the Hugro hemp is probably the best, I did use it for a while until I developed an allergy to it & the hams seemed happy with it.
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