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Chipsi Classic Bedding 15 Litre

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Sawdust contains very fine wood shavings and this makes it very dusty. For years Pet Shops have been saying this is suitable and it has been commonly used. However it is now known that the dust from Sawdust can lead to respiratory infections in small animals. This is now widely discussed for example research centre SATRA say “very fine particles in sawdust can cause respiratory problems for all animals, especially for small ones such as guinea pigs and hamsters”. If constantly breathing in the small dust particles isn’t bad enough it is also thought that fine dust can irritate a hamsters eyes.Spruce Bedding is a softwood but is equivalent to a hardwood in terms of phenols being at such a low level they are safe. Allspan Classic is marketed towards horses so you get a large quantity, it’s 100% spruce and is safe. Chipsi Classic is a mix of pine and spruce and has proven to have very low levels of phenols and is safe for most hamsters. However, some hamsters may be allergic to all types of wood in general and then this type of bedding should not be used. Our Barnabys product range is shipped via a third party and is usually handled by DPD on a free next day service, again this cannot be guaranteed and can take a few days to be processed. https://www.hamsterwelfare.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Tiffany-Video-Sawdust-before-internet.mp4 In the unboxing video you will see that Tiffany uses the subscription service from Small Pet Select because she loves to use a mix of their Paper and Aspen bedding.

A hamster could start to burrow in at least 6 inches of bedding but a section of 10 inches (25cm) is much more suitable as the hamster can make a deeper burrow like they would have done in the wild, it is also a way to make them feel safe and warm in their environment. It is the ground the hamster walks on and also the ground they will dig into to make a burrow and a chamber to sleep.Do not provide them with nesting materials that can separate into thin strands such as cotton wool or similar ‘fluffy’ bedding products. They pose a serious risk to the health and welfare of your pet.” The premium wood shavings are suitable for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and similar sized animals. They provide the perfect support for your little ones that need enhanced comfort. These wood shavings for pets are safe and hygienic, making sure your furry friend only gets the best. Best of all, these small pet supplies are biodegradable and eco-friendly and can be disposed of as compost. With these wood shavings, you can create a small, cosy area for your pet to rest peacefully without causing irritation or itching.

Research shows that giving your hamster the ability to burrow results in a far happier and less stressed hamster. Research on Bedding depth has shown “ Hamsters kept with 10 cm deep bedding showed significantly more wire-gnawing and a higher running wheel activity than the hamsters in the other groups. In 80 cm deep bedding wire-gnawing was never observed .” A great safe alternative to getting a similar texture to sawdust and doesn’t produce harmful dust. Similar to Aspen this isn’t good for burrowing on it’s own, so you will need to also add a Paper based bedding like Carefresh and that will hold up the structure of a tunnel and sleeping chamber. Aubiose Hemp Bedding is marketed towards horses so you get plenty of it, is actually ErinsAnimals favorite hamster substrate to use.

You can buy the best hutch or cage for your small animal pet but if they’re not comfortable with it, they will not be happy. This is why choosing comfortable bedding is also important for their overall wellbeing. Give your four-legged friend a cosy and homely feel with the Smart Pet Woodshavings Giant. This bedding is made using top-quality wood shavings sourced from sustainable sources within the UK. This wood shavings pet bedding is specially created keeping the needs and natural behaviours of small animals in mind.

Blue Cross say “Most wood shavings or sawdust should be avoided as these can be bad for your hamster’s respiratory system and can become very smelly when urinated on (although aspen shavings can be used)” Hay is great substrate to add to your hamsters enclosure, adding layers of hay to other types of bedding can help hold up structures of burrows. To avoid poke injurys to your hamster only soft types of hay are recommended. These types are more grass based and hamster safe types are known to be Timothy Hay, Orchard Grass, Alfalfa Hay, Botanical Hay, Oat Hay. https://www.hamsterwelfare.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Small-Pet-Select-Safe-Paper-and-Aspen-Bedding-Review.mp4

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