Natural paper bedding is commonly used as a sleeping base layer for guinea pigs and other small caged animals. It is safe, soft, and comfortable, can eliminate and reduce the odor inside the cage, made of all-natural paper, and is eco-friendly. This type of bedding is cheaper and safer than other alternatives such as shavings, fleece, and cloth.
The natural paper bedding should be changed every five to seven days, depending on the number of animals inside the cage.
A Word of Caution
Animals will try to eat and ingest their beddings as they might have mistaken it for food. Proper observation is needed to ensure that the bedding will not cause any harm to the pet. For signs of impact, discard the bedding and go to the veterinarian as soon as possible.
How to Use
- Thoroughly clean the cage every week before replacing the bedding.
- Clean other accessories using soap and warm water.
- Rinse and dry all parts and components of the cage as well as the accessories.
- Apply the natural paper bedding on the base of the cage with a thickness of one to three inches.
- Remove damp spots or soiled areas between changes and replace them with a new set of bedding.
Carefresh Small Pet Bedding – This brand is soft, made with comfy fluff, and has an odor control of up to 10 days. It can absorb waste two times more than shavings and is made from scratch using raw and natural fiber. It is also absorbent and considered as the best brand for the bedding of guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, rats, and mice.
Small Pet Select Natural Paper Bedding – This brand has no harmful chemicals added during the production and manufacturing, is very soft and comfortable, and has a high absorbency rate. Each package expands in volume, and the bedding is made from pure unbleached paper. It also has an odor-reducing technology that results in a soft, toxic-free, plant fiber-based bedding.
Healthy Pet HPCC Natural Bedding – This brand comes in a twelve point five liter package that can expand up to thirty liters. It is absorbent and soft and provides for effective odor control. It is also dust-free aiding the stress-free living conditions of the animals. It is made from reclaimed wood pulp and is perfect for rabbits and guinea pigs. This natural, biodegradable, and compostable paper bedding is also ideal for rest and play.