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Back-2-Nature Small Animal Bedding: 30 Litre Back-2-Nature Small Animal Bedding: 30 Litre
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Back-2-Nature Small Animal Bedding 30 Litre Our uniquely formulated Back-2-Nature small animal bedding and litter pellets are made from >99% recycled paper with no additives or chemicals Superior animal bedding and litter qualities include Natural odour control No additives or chemicals Highly absorbent – superior performance Suitable for rodents, mammals, birds and reptiles Biodegradable Economic…
Bedkind Cardboard Bedding 20kg Bedkind Cardboard Bedding 20kg
£18.19
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Megazorb Bedding 2 x 85 Litre Megazorb Bedding 2 x 85 Litre
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Megazorb Bedding 85 Litre Megazorb Bedding 85 Litre
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Pillow Wad Eco-nest 3.2kg Pillow Wad Eco-nest 3.2kg
£5.19
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Bed-Down Lavender Shavings (Classic Bale) Bed-Down Lavender Shavings (Classic Bale)
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Safebed Paper Wool: 2kg Safebed Paper Wool: 2kg
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Carefresh Small Animal Bedding Natural 60 litre Carefresh Small Animal Bedding Natural 60 litre
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Russel & Gerty Barley Straw 17 Litres Russel & Gerty Barley Straw 17 Litres
£3.49
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Deans Farm Softwood Shavings (Approx 3.5kg) Deans Farm Softwood Shavings (Approx 3.5kg)
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DEANS FARM SOFTWOOD SHAVINGS (APPROX 3.5KGS) Wood shavings which make an ideal bedding for Rabbits and all other small animals. Only the best whitewood is selected and all dust and fines are removed prior to packing.
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£6.85
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Back-2-Nature Small Animal Bedding: 20 Litre Back-2-Nature Small Animal Bedding: 20 Litre
£11.85
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Safebed Paper Wool: 10kg Safebed Paper Wool: 10kg
£34.50
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Safebed Paper Wool is a white disposable bedding suitable for nesting. It is important that it is torn and shaken out before use as it is made of long pieces.
Beaphar Cage Fresh Floor Granules 600G Beaphar Cage Fresh Floor Granules 600G
£5.49
£5.25
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Cage Fresh Granules contain friendly microbes that neutralise the odours in urine that cause that characteristically unpleasant hutch and cage smell. For best results, simply sprinkle under the bedding in a freshly cleaned hutch or cage.
Cats Best Universal Wood Pellet Litter - Strawberry 10 Litre Cats Best Universal Wood Pellet Litter - Strawberry 10 Litre
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Cats Best Universal Wood Pellet Litter - Strawberry 10 Litre Hygiene pellets made of 100 % plant fibres Natural plant fibre bedding, universally suitable for virtually all small domestic pets - especially in homes where several different kinds of animals are kept. Hygiene pellets made of plant fibres, for example for: Cats Hares Rabbits Hamsters Chinchillas Ferrets Guinea pigs many bird species Id…
Rosewood Naturals Play N Bedding Pods (2 Pack) Rosewood Naturals Play N Bedding Pods (2 Pack)
£2.49
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Rosewood Naturals Play 'n' Bedding Pods 2 Pack Natural Kapok seed pods full of soft 'n' safe bedding fibre. Ideal boredom breaker for hamsters, mice and gerbils. Pets can gnaw on the pods, take out the natural bedding and even snack on the edible seeds. Bedding fibres are short, light and soft as silk so won't string. Pods are sustainably harvested and bedding is naturally anti-bacterial and biode…
Safebed Paper Wool: Carry Home Safebed Paper Wool: Carry Home
£2.99
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Safebed Paper Wool is a white disposable bedding suitable for nesting. It is important that it is torn and shaken out before use as it is made of long pieces.
Supreme Natural Supasoft Bedding 17 Litres Supreme Natural Supasoft Bedding 17 Litres
£5.29
£4.49
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Supreme Natural Supasoft Bedding is made from the highest quality barley straw, chopped for softness and extra comfort and dust extracted to help avoid respiratory problems, it fluffs up to provide natural, warm absorbent bedding that is ideal for small animals.Because it is completely natural, Supreme Natural Supasoft Bedding is safer than some other types of bedding. It is also ecologically frie…
Pettex Neetnest Single Small Animal Bedding Pettex Neetnest Single Small Animal Bedding
£0.86
£0.75
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Oxbow Pure Comfort Natural Small Animal Bedding 8.2 Litre Oxbow Pure Comfort Natural Small Animal Bedding 8.2 Litre
£10.99
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Oxbow Pure Comfort Natural Small Animal Bedding 8.2 Litre Oxbow Pure Comfort small animal bedding is made of 100% pure paper. Pure Comfort bedding offers exceptional odour control and moisture absorption, making clean-up easy. Pure Comfort is comfortable pet bedding – pure and simple! Odour absorbent Pure, never printed paper No additives Purity tested 99.9% dust free Moisture absorbent
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£1.15
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A natural fibre bedding for Hamsters, Mice and other small animals. Available in the choice of white, pink, yellow or blue colours. A larger multicoloured pack is available with all four colours in one pack.

Wood Shavings for rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters

All creatures great and small deserve somewhat comfortable and clean to sleep. If you’re making a home for rabbits, guinea pigs, or other small pets, then finding bedding that’s suitable for them should be one of your top priorities. Time for Paws is here to help with precisely that, thanks to our range of inexpensive, but high quality wood shavings and bedding for rabbits, guinea pigs and other small pets.

One of the best things about our rabbit and guinea pig betting that it’s renewable, meaning you get enough to replace it time after time, and easy to throw out. After all, these small critters tend to make their litter where they live so, in order to clean it, it’s good to be able to simply toss out the old bedding and to replace it.

We all need a comfy bed!

More importantly, we supply a huge range of natural bedding and eco-friendly products, so that they will be able to biodegrade or even turn into compost, ensuring that you’re never too wasteful with your bedding. Just as importantly, we have options that are perfect for absorbing liquids, which can make it even easier to keep Rabbit Hutches and Hamster Cages and Guinea Pig Cages clean and free from waste.

Ensure your little buddies get the good night’s sleep that they deserve with the rabbit bedding and guinea pig bedding available at Time for Paws. Take a closer look at the products on the page and, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

What Kind of Bedding Is Appropriate For small pets?

Caring for any pet, no matter its size, requires careful attention, love, and investment. However, it can often be quite simple to consider the various responsibilities and obligations you have here. If purchasing a dog, for instance, a doggy bed and cage can be appropriate. This requirement can be harder to immediately understand when the pet is smaller, and seemingly less ‘maintenance.’ With that being said, it is crucial to know what the most important care principles are, as smaller pets are often more sensitive to the environments you provide them.

Hamsters, Guinea pigs & Bunny rabbits are small but loveable pets, yet their size in no way makes them more ineffectual. They deserve love too, and we need to provide it for them. Ensuring the environment in which we keep them in is safe, hygienic, and comfortable, is paramount. But what kind of best pet bedding should you utilize? It can be hard to know, because certain materials may serve as irritants, be harder to clean, and more.

The Measures of Good small pet bedding

It is important to consider the measures of good pet bedding. This means that instead of telling you exactly what to invest your money in - you know how to invest it. For this reason, you can more easily assess which bedding is appropriate for the environment you are trying to curate.

Hygiene

It is important to ensure that the bedding is hygienic. This means that you need something with good absorption because hamsters are not potty trained and nor should they be. For this reason, wood flakes and sawdust are often worthwhile materials, as they also help eliminate the smell between cleans. They can also be replaced, while providing a surface to walk on.

Comfort

Remember that your furry friend deserves a comfortable environment. They only have little feet, and so what may seem like nice padding to us could be quite rough for them, particularly if using rougher forms of wood flake. Make sure that they can move around the bedding with comfort.

Cost

It is also important to know how much this will cost you. Odds are you are not interested in lining your small pet cage or hutch with the finest silks. Furthermore, every few days you may wish to replace the bedding and ensure that the environment is clean and safe for them to occupy. That means plenty of (biodegradable) waste and the need to replace it. A large bag of material, be that wood flakes or sawdust, can come cheaply and still serve your purposes.

Safety

Some small pet owners are divided on whether sawdust or wood flakes are appropriate for a hamster. Many believe this is appropriate, but some wish to use shredded papers, aspen shavings (which are considered fundamentally safe) and materials that cannot be shredded by the teeth of an active critter. It is up to you to weigh these considerations and ensure the option you choose is not toxic for your little pet.

To conclude – small pet bedding can be crafted (and will be used to nest) from a variety of materials. What matters is hitting the requirements above, and of ensuring there are no harmful chemicals or toxins to worry about.

What about Hamster bedding in particular?

Hamsters are some of the easiest pets to have because they are small, relatively quiet, and extremely easy to look after. Of course, hamsters do run and exercise a lot, and this is usually at nighttime as they are awake through the night to eat and drink! Caring for your hamster is a high priority, and this includes choosing the right hamster bedding for their comfort.

The right hamster cage is essential, sure, but hamsters are burrowing animals, and they need an adequate level of clean, fresh bedding to be able to relax and sleep. They also require the right bedding so that they can dig down into it. The best hamster bedding is detailed for you below.

What To Look For In Hamster Bedding?

When it comes to your hamster bedding, you need to look for the best for your pet hamster. It is simply the materials that you use to fill the age that will absorb liquid waste and control the smell of said waste. They also like to burrow down in the bedding for their comfort, and so the right bedding is a must. Some of the best qualities that you can find in hamster bedding include:

Materials

It would help if you chose hamster bedding that has all-natural materials where possible. The bedding should be recycled paper or wood shavings as these are kinder to their skin and paws.

Odour Eater

Bedding should be able to absorb liquids and odours from your hamster, and it should not stay compacted or wet at the bottom of the cage as that can make your hamster sick. The best bedding should be an odour eater and keep things fresh.

Affordable

Bedding needs to be changed frequently for the health and safety of your hamster, so you need an affordable option that will not rinse your bank account just to keep the cage clean. Cheap bedding still should meet all the other considerations, too!

Dust-Free

Some animal bedding types are harmful. Pine shavings are a great example as to what to avoid - it is dusty and can irritate their respiratory system. It can also be horrible for you as the person changing the cage to breathe in clouds of bedding dust.

Hamster bedding needs to do more than just fill the bottom of the cage. You want to make sure that your hamster is comfortable and clean and bedding will play a big part in ensuring that this is the case. Hamsters are rodents, and they love to dig, which is something that you have to accommodate. They may not be a high maintenance pet, but they do need you to be on top of their cleanliness. The right cage will matter here, too, as they need to be deep to fill them correctly and give your hamster enough space to burrow. Making the correct choice bedding will directly impact the health of your hamster, so choose wisely and do not be afraid to ask for help in your choice!

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