Carefresh Shavings Plus Small Animal Bedding, 69.4-L

By Carefresh
Rated 3.7794 out of 5 stars
$15.99Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Provides all the features small pet lovers care about, to keep your little furball healthy and clean.
  • Made from 30% comfyfluff pieces—a natural reclaimed paper fiber that's biodegradable and compostable.
  • Proven odor control formula suppresses overpowering ammonia odors for up to five days.
  • Dry bedding is comfortable bedding, which is why carefresh works to be 60% more absorbent than wood shavings alone.
  • Your furry friend will stay warm and dry with this low-dust blend of kiln-dried softwoods and super-soft bedding that expands up to twice its volume

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Transition Instructions

When changing bedding types or brands, it is best to mix old and new bedding, changing over the course of 7-10 days.

Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions

Is this bedding good for a hedgehog
Answer by ChewyNov 22, 2019
For hedgehogs, shredded paper, newspaper or recycled pelleted/absorbable material or wood shavings (such as aspen or pine) make fine bedding. Avoid corncobs, dusty shavings or cedar shavings, as they can be irritating.

Why is this product not recommended for use in an aquarium?
Answer by ChewyApr 15, 2018
This product is a natural absorbent, and is not appropriate to be used in an aquarium habitat. It's intended to be a safe bedding option for small pets.

Does this bedding have a lot of dust?
Answer by ChewyMay 01, 2018
This Bedding is 97% dust-free for a safe bedding option that means both you and your pet can breathe easy.

I just got 2 male rats will this keep the urine small down?
Answer by ChewyOct 02, 2019
This bedding features a proven odor control formula that suppresses overpowering ammonia odors for up to five days.

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Rated 3.7794 out of 5 stars
204 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

204 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mariah on Apr 8, 2021


I purchased this the first time and it was absolutely wonderful, so I added this to my auto ship... however the SECOND time I received a completely different product in the same packaging. I am genuinely confused. The first product I received was great and normal wood SHAVINGS with the blue bedding, the second was wood CHIPS not even close to the same kind of cut... and barely any blue bedding. I will be removing this now. Don’t buy it. My rabbit is not comfortable with this crap.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By AWCINAK on Apr 9, 2021

This makes the biggest mess

I have been trying every kind of bedding for my guinea pigs, and this is, so far, the worst one. The biggest issue at my house is that these shavings wind up everywhere. We have a 2 story condo for the piggies and we already covered the lower part of the sides with plexiglass to try to keep the bedding in the cage...and with other bedding we were doing okay, but I put this in and it is literally ALL OVER my house. Every time the pigs come to the wire doors to say hello there is a fresh pile of shavings on the floor, which then my dogs step in. And then they bring to the farthest corners of my house. Poor Roomba can't begin to keep up with the mess and we resorted to bringing in the shop-vac to clean it all up, because even the Dyson doesn't stand a chance. I have never had a bigger mess.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Cynthia on Apr 2, 2021

Rabbits were eating it

To be honest, I bought this by mistake which is why I am giving it 2 stars instead of 1. I never buy wood shavings as animal bedding because I noticed that rabbits tend to eat it and some types of wood are harmful for them. I had thought that it was just the paper bedding I usually get, but it wasn't. I didn't want it to go to waste so I used it anyway and I found my bun eating it. When my rabbits hop in and out of it the shavings fly everywhere. We have blue pee pads and the wood gets caught in the cotton of the pad and makes it seem dirty. I would not recommend this product if you think your furry friend would eat it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cookie on May 11, 2021

works great

can’t smell anything, lasts for a week. i would definitely buy this again for my guinea pig! it’s not hard nor soft, my guinea didn’t seem to mind it as she laid on it wen she has other things to lay on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Wendy on Mar 3, 2021

Definitely cuts back on pee smell

I'm fostering a Flemish Giant rabbit and he pees A LOT. I mean really a lot. They sent him home with me with a couple days worth of supplies, and the smell was really strong even with daily litter box changes when using the paper based bedding. I used to use wood chips when I had hamsters 30+ years ago and thought that would be worth a try, and got this since it has both the fluffy paper he's already used to and the wood chips. I expected it to help the pee smell, but it exceeded my expectations. All I smell in the room he's in now is hay. I'd give it 10 stars if I could. Unneutered male rabbit pee is very strong to say the least.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Piggy on Mar 31, 2021

Piggy Bedding

I picked this as an alternative to the substrate I typically buy. It has a fresh smell, he (the pig) likes it and it seems to last longer (freshness wise) than the previous product I used. I have also used it with my baby chicks and it has done well. I highly recommend this product.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Carefresh on Mar 12, 2021

Picture Deceiving

The picture shows that it looks like the paper product, but when I got it, it was the yellow wood shavings. If you click thru the pictures it shows two different pictures one with he paper and one with the yellow wood shavings, wish I had know before I ordered it because I wanted one that was paper shavings not wood shaving. The shavings make a huge mess in my cage.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By jessc on Feb 5, 2021

misread the product, but it's actually ok

I didn't mean to buy shavings... a pet store lectured me when we bought our guinea pig that shavings cause pneumonia and shamed me against ever thinking about buying them... well I didn't realize that's what these actually were. They have that pine shavings smell when you 1st open them but I have to say it's been 5 days now and I still can't smell the cage. We used them on all our rodent pets when I was growing up and I don't remember them ever getting pneumonia. I prefer the other non-pine bedding but these aren't too bad.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By kimmy on Feb 22, 2021

Do not get this for any pet

This bedding is unsafe for any pet to use it have wood chip shaving.Think of walking on splinters all day it is not safe for any pet to have I recommend get the care fresh soft stuff bedding what ever its called nothing with wood chip or shaving in it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MarcusCocoaPuff on Jan 23, 2021

Better than just paper bedding

At first I was using natural paper bedding but the smell was strong within 48 hrs. I switched to shavings plus and it has made a big difference. Now I only change his litter pan daily but the bedding I do once a week. I use disposable pee pads underneath, I just roll pads with shavings and toss. Easy peasy, smells pretty. :-)