Carefresh Small Animal Bedding, Natural

By Carefresh
Rated 4.0253 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

22 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.

Will I need to freeze this bedding to kill any insects?
Answer by ChewyOct 18, 2017
We don't recommend freezing the bedding because it will make it less absorbent.

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.

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Rated 4.0253 out of 5 stars
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592 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By MattT on May 8, 2022

Why change the composition?

I’ve been happy with this product for several years. However, my last order was totally different. The product does not expand to the previous volume and I’ve run through it much more quickly. I’m going to try one more time and then will need to find an alternative.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Toledo1965 on Apr 7, 2022

Terrible stink!

I have been buying the natural Carefresh bedding for two years now. The last six months I have noticed the natural bedding smells like kerosene. Stinks up the whole house and there is no way I'm using this for my guinea pigs! Carefresh quality is going down the drain. I recommend not buying this!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Ari73 on Jan 31, 2022

Bad Batch?

I have had rabbits since 2014 and have really only used this brand of litter from the beginning. To this day, I have had no issues with the product, it does it’s job and I’ve never had to worry about the quality. Today as I was changing the litter box, I noticed a bunch of dark bits and a little shard of what looked to be glass. Thought that it was really weird, but maybe it was from the container I kept it in (not likely, but you never know). So I threw that away and tried again and sure enough, same thing, and another little shard. Don’t know what’s going on, hopefully just a bad batch. Be aware and check your litter.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Abbey on Feb 27, 2022

Great for hedgehogs

I purchased this to use as bedding for my hedgehog, Pepper. It worked well at absorbing the waste as well as hiding any odors. My hedgehog is sick now and she doesn’t have much time left, and so I use a bit extra bedding for her to dig in because it’s her favorite thing to do. The bedding helps me make Pepper’s last days joyful ones.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Pebbles101 on Feb 16, 2022


This material is a great nest builder! I don't cover the entire bottle of the cage with it, as my hamster insists on using all the fluffy stuff for her nest. I use smaller absorbant granules throughout the rest of the cage. This material is clean and was on sale, so the big bag will last me a while and was a great price!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By TheDude on Jan 7, 2022

Not My Favorite

I bought this bedding thinking it was a good deal, but don't plan on re-ordering. I have used the white version of the same bedding before, and in comparison, the natural is much more hard and rough. I prefer the softer white bedding for my bunny, and he seems to as well. He has just been pushing this stuff out of his way which kind of defeats the purpose. Giving this 2 stars because it has done a decent job absorbing urine and controlling odor, but the white is just a good, feels way better, and is bunny-paw approved.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rehanna on Feb 24, 2022

Perfect for guinea pigs

My guinea pigs love this bedding and so do I! It’s soft, comfy, and absorbent. I cover a puppy training pad with this bedding and it’s the perfect mix to keep two guinea pigs’ cage suitable for about 6 days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JerrysMom on Mar 17, 2022

Great bedding

We love this bedding in any color. It is normally a little less expensive on Chewy than in stores, and is much safer than pine bedding for a rabbit's lungs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Emilio on Feb 14, 2022

CareFresh FTW

I use this bedding for general litterbox places, and have for years. Recently it's become impossible to come by locally, though. It is a godsend being able to order bedding online and have it delivered so quickly!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Oscar on Jan 10, 2022

Economical & Absorbent.

I purchase on sale as bedding overall gets pricey and only lasts so long. This is a bit rough but you can add some softer stuff to to it on top or in sleeping quarters, etc. You do need to break this up in your hands as it is condensed in packaging. It holds up better than most of the softer bedding. Not overtly dusty or odd smelling.