I really like this Aspen Bedding. It smells natural and my (single) guinea pig seems to be content with it. I put a layer of newspaper under the shavings and then pile the Aspen bedding on, it settles after a few days so I usually add a good amount. The bag is huge so it will last quite a while. I change his large cage once every 4-5 days so it won't get a stink to it.
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Pet Friendly and Economical
By Diane from Crescent City, CA
On February 22, 2011:
If you've done your homework, you know that aromatic wood shavings are a no-no for your small pet as the fumes are harmful to them. First and foremost, Aspen bedding is safe to use; the dust is minimal as well. Secondly, as with most items, when you buy in bulk (sometimes the 4 cubic feet is a little cheaper to purchase than the 8 cubic feet pkg) you save money. This is by far the best price for Aspen shavings I have found either locally or online; purchase enough at one time to receive the free shipping and you're in business! Personally, it behooves me to buy expensive litter that will end up in the trash as fast as a thriftier version. I have two guinea pigs in an X-Large, deep bottom cage. Even with paper litters, I ended up needing to change the cage every three days to keep it hygienic. The more expensive paper litter didn't help any more with odor control either; in fact, it smelled odd; the Aspen shredding is neutral smelling. As for absorbency, I use two small, medical grade chucks or liners, which I also buy in bulk, (they are like training pads for dogs) to line the bottom of the cage. This draws the urine downward from the wood shavings and keeps the plastic below from absorbing the odor over time; it is also easy to roll and gather the wood shavings. In closing, we all come to a system that works for us; using the Aspen shavings as I've described has saved me clean-up time as well as money.