CareFRESH® Confetti Premium Soft Pet Bedding
Great Odor Control
A few months back, I bought two gerbils. After a week of using aspen wood shavings, I realized one of the brothers had a bas allergy to it. I immediately ran to Petsmart and bought CareFRESH Confetti bedding. So far, I am very impressed by the quality of this product. It does have some dust, when I pick it up some fine dust does gets thrown around. Overall, CareFRESH Confetti bedding has great odor control, it's very soft, and it's cute. The only downside is, it can be very dusty.
July 25, 2014
Soft and Colorful
I use this on top of litter for odor control. I feel like the litter is not soft enough for my guinea pigs, so this gives them a soft area to lay and play in. The mixed color looks cute in the cage.
March 13, 2014
Not so Fresh
I purchased a rather large bag of this litter/bedding and found it to not be nearly as fresh as the Yesterday's News that I used to use. The fresh scent of an entirely cleaned guinea pig cage lasted less than a day and had to be completely cleaned out every 3-5 days instead of weekly and spot checks/cleans were not even close to enough on a daily basis. I would not recommend this product for C&C Cavy/Guinea Pig Cages (2x3). I also had a hard time vacuuming any of the shreds that would be randomly tossed out of the cage, it has been the only litter to plug up my vacuum even with the minute amount.
November 28, 2013
Pretty but somewhat stinky!
I love bright colors and I love pastels. I bought this to add color to the cage when I unexpectedly bought 3 female hamsters and had to learn all the things they needed. It is very soft, and very absorbant. Trouble is, if they urinate in a horizontal tube or a tube wheel, and there is a little paper in there, it becomes a small "melted" puddle of wet pastel paste.
The color would run when I'd wash out the tubes and pieces of paper (or urine soaked pieces) would come out, and I'd dry the tubes on paper towels and notice colorful liquid on the paper towel (must be this stuff, because I've never seen blue hamster urine!).
It is not so much dusty as it just can get flung around out of the cage or through the holes in the tubes and tube wheels (to allow solid waste pellets to fall out). It's so light, though that they fling it into the bowl and cover their food.
This stuff is very soft so they can easily carry it where they want to stuff it, and it is cute to watch them burrow deeply into it like a field of snow.
Another problem is that I have 3 hamsters in a fairly small base cage (with lots of "additions" accessible by tubes, so they can each go to their own separate "rooms"). I have started putting a bit of the paper into all of the horizontal tubes and "rooms" to absorb their trails of puddles. However, this really does nothing to eliminate the odor. I change the entire cage, and wash out all of the tubes thoroughly every week because by that time, the smell is really quite strong. I had assumed this was normal, but after reading some reviews, I'm thinking that the right litter paper can minimize or eliminate the waste smell and I don't have to accept it as a part of owning a hamster (or 3). Since they were a spontaneous purchase, my husband has accepted them, but it's the smell that gets him the most. He frequently goes over to the cage to talk to the little Fur Balls, but he's usually noticing the odor by day 5 and reminding me about it) and by day 7, it's really obvious several few feet away.
I bought this stuff for the pretty colors because I like a lot of color but I didn't know anything about hamsters when I made this purchase (thank you really nice helpful employee!). I knew that small animals cannot have cedar (I had ferrets before). Now, thanks to reading other people's comments, I'm going to have to try a different brand. Hopefully another brand will eliimate the odor for at least 7 days so no one notices the odor even when it's time to change it again.
September 11, 2013