Carefresh Small Animal Bedding, Natural

By Carefresh
Rated 3.8861 out of 5 stars


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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 comfyfluff—a natural reclaimed paper fiber that's biodegradable and compostable.
  • Proven odor control formula suppresses overpowering ammonia odors for up to ten days.
  • Dry bedding is comfortable bedding, which is why carefresh works to be 2X more absorbent than wood shavings.
  • High-performance bedding is virtually dust-free so both you and your pet can breathe easy.

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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.

About CareFresh

Natural Bedding for Happier Pets

Carefresh helps keep small animals happy and healthy with their natural, eco-friendly bedding. Their ultra-soft and ultra-absorbent comfyfluff is made with sustainable materials that help encourage your little buddy's instinctive burrowing behavior. You can count on carefresh to help create a healthier living environment for your pet so he can stay dry, clean and comfortable.

Cozy and Compostable

All carefresh bedding is crafted with their proprietary comfyfluff. It's made from scratch with 100% sustainable and renewable paper fibers that are both biodegradable and compostable, which means you can even reuse the bedding for your plants! Comfyfluff offers a one-of-a-kind supreme pillowy softness for your sidekick, creating a comforting environment he won't want to leave.

Up to 10 Days of Odor Control

Carefresh bedding is designed to help combat odors, thanks to its natural-based odor-stopping formula. The exclusive combination of ingredients helps stop stink at the source by fighting ammonia odors. This encourages fresher air in your home for up to 10 days, which means less embarrassing odor for you, your guests and your pet!

2X More Absorbent Than Wood Shavings

Carefresh's unique paper bedding is two times more absorbent than most wood shavings. That means your little one will have a warmer, dryer, cleaner and more comfortable place to rest and relax. Now, your furry friend can stay cozy and content as he plays, burrows and sleeps in the complete luxury and care that carefresh products provide.

99% Dust-Free Formula

Dusty bedding can be a pain to clean and can take a toll on your pet's respiratory system. That's why carefresh uses a special manufacturing process that makes it 99% dust free! Now, he can play all he wants without inhaling unnecessary amounts of dust. Less dust also means less mess for you, and you don't have to worry about getting it in your eyes, nose or mouth while changing his bedding.

About Carefresh

Carefresh has been a trusted brand for small pets since 1985. Their biodegradable and compostable cloud-like bedding is free of harmful chemicals and pollutants and made with natural reclaimed paper fiber from sustainable sources. Carefresh strives to protect the future of the planet while keeping small pets dry, comfortable and healthy, so they can lead the carefree life they're meant to live.
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Questions & Answers

21 Customer Questions

I have recently purchase the carefresh bedding for my two young rats. I was curious if it contains baking soda as I have been told it is toxic to rats. Is this true?
Answer by ChewyOct 27, 2017
CareFresh removed the baking soda from their odor stop formula used in pet bedding in January 2015. It was tested as safe. However, some packaging will still say baking soda on it because it took some time to get new bags and they did not want to delay product availability. To identify a bag without baking soda please check the lot number printed on the side of the bag. If the first set of numbers ends in a “5” then it does not contain baking soda.

Due to rats hypersensitivity to dust, I was wondering if this would be suitable for them. I know it says 99% dust free, but I'm sure after burrowing dust will be released. Is this the case?
Answer by ChewyApr 13, 2018
This product contains 99% dust-free material and will not release dust after burrowing.

Does the bedding have a distinct fresh scent? I read that guinea pigs can develop certain issues from the smell of scented bedding.
Answer by ChewyApr 05, 2018
This product is unscented.

Is this good bedding for guinea pigs I heard pine shaves was the best so was wondering this be good ?
Answer by ChewyApr 10, 2021
This bedding is suitable for guinea pigs and is more comfortable than shavings alone because of their sensitive feet.

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Rated 3.8861 out of 5 stars
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641 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jo on Jul 15, 2023


This bedding smells horrible. Shortly after putting it in the cage my rats developed respiratory issues, the one of them passed away. We immediately tossed that bedding and put a different brand in the cage. Do not buy this stuff!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jess on Jul 7, 2023

Bad smell, smells like cow poop, and I didn’t have gnats until I’ve used this bedding and now where I have my Guinea pigs it’s swormed in gnats.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By GinaW on Mar 16, 2023

not the same as it used to be

I have been using carefresh bedding for almost 15 years for various small animals I’ve had as pets. It was always fantastic until the end of last year. I had finally switched to auto order so I never ran out for our bunny but at first it was dark & smelled HORRIBLE!! I messaged chewy who nicely replaced & my new bags were fine. So I thought this was a one time issue. Then this year with my next order it was the same thing again, dark & smelled terrible & the smell only gets worse when our bunny pees. Which is the opposite of what it’s supposed to do! I messaged chewy again, they sent replacement bags, same issue. I canceled auto ship & tried looking in stores only to find the same issue. I know it’s not chewys fault but it definitely is carefresh!! All of their other beddings that are colored are way more expensive & not practical for bunny litter pan use. Plus I don’t need colors. I really hope carefresh fixes this problem because it sucks to spend the money only to get stinky bedding that does not absorb & only smells worse as it is used! Very disappointing!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nicole on Aug 11, 2023

It’s great ! Lasts a lot longer before cleaning the cage

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Cass on Feb 1, 2023


wow, I should have paid more attention to the recent reviews. Got two things of this and it was really hard and dried out and EXTREMELY dusty. Ive never seen any carefresh look like this. We didn't notice any chemical smell like others said so we thought it was just how it was supposed to be? We used it for three days in one of our Guniea Pig cages and yesterday I noticed he had what looked like burns on the bottom of his feet! DO NOT USE THIS STUFF!!!! I will be calling Chewy to let them know that there is something very wrong with this product.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By nathy373 on Feb 5, 2023

hard as rock and toxic smell!!

I recently ordered one 60L of this litter which I used to use and to my big surprise and disappointment the paper was crumbled in balls hard as rock and a terrible chemical smell came out of the bag. No way I was going to use it for my rabbits. I received an exchange quickly but it was just as bad. Requesting a refund. Will not buy again. Maybe that is a bad batch and they should recall it asap. Some animals will be hurt by it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By MaryS on Feb 14, 2023

Carefresh is not what it used to be

I've used this product for years and have generally been happy with it. Recently, however, I've found tiny bits of plastic and what looks like aluminum foil mixed in with the bedding. This is obviously Carefresh's problem, not Chewy's--Chewy sent me replacement bags when I told them about it. I've complained to the manufacturer but have found the same problem in multiple bags of this bedding and am ready to try a different brand. I'm sick of having to carefully check each bag of bedding before deciding if I can safely give it to my rats.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Penelopethebun on Feb 24, 2023

Quality has declined drastically

I've been using CareFresh's natural bedding for my bunny for about four years. In the past few months, the bedding has smelled HORRIBLE... like ammonia, which is what it should smell like AFTER the animal tinkles on it. It's hard to describe how awful it smelled... and how strong it was when I opened a new pack. I purchased two like I normally do and both smelled like this. CareFresh needs to do quality control on this product ASAP.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By bree on Jan 13, 2023

its alright

I have used this bedding for about a year without any issues and my most recent orders have smelled like chemicals. I thought maybe it was the printing or the plastic wrapping that caused it to smell that way. I tried to air the bedding out for a few days but it still smells awful. I hope my future orders dont have this odor. It seems quite harmful to my rabbit.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Review1 on Jan 24, 2023

Chemical Smell

This specific brand I have never had an issue with but he brown shavings have a terrible chemical smell. I immediately had to go to the store and get new shavings. I used the same brand from the store in the purple color and there was no issue. The brown shavings from the store had the same issue so I am not sure why that is but I stopped the auto ship on this version of the product.