Carefresh Small Animal Bedding, Natural

By Carefresh
Rated 3.894 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.
  • High-performance bedding is virtually dust-free so both you and your pet can breathe easy.
  • 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.

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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.

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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 3.894 out of 5 stars
651 Ratings
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649 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Rhonda on Nov 19, 2023

Terrible smell!

I bought this to use for my baby parrots in the brooder and in the nest boxes, it smelled so bad that I threw it out. It’s a very strong odor! I purchased 2 bags so I opened the second to see if that had the same odor and sadly it did. Trash!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By BUD on Nov 22, 2023

good... but sometimes a little dusty

Care-fresh is still better than he old wooden litters which can be even dustier and have chemicals that are harmful to breath for pets and their people who have asthma issues! I will continue to use this!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Veronica on Oct 26, 2023


We neutered our bunny and this bedding was soft enough for his recovery. I use it in his litter box over pelleted litter to soften where he spends a lot of time. It does a great job of absorbing the urine.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Brooke on Oct 31, 2023

Carefresh Small Animal Bedding Natural

This bedding is the best dust free and textured mix that I have found! It also cuts down pet smell incredibly. The Chewy website is user friendly and I am signing up for Auto Pay!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By mousemama on Oct 10, 2023

It's okay

The color makes spot cleaning difficult because you can't really see the poop. The bedding itself is less soft than others that I've tried but the odor absorption is good.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on Oct 17, 2023

Awesome bedding

This stuff does the trick! Absorbs messes and odors well. My only complaint is that it’s not as soft as it used to be but my gerbils don’t seem to mind!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By David on Oct 23, 2023

Excellent for rabbit litterboxes

I use this in my rabbits' litterboxes, topped with hay, and it works really well to absorb any odors and keep my bunnies clean and dry

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 5 out of 5 stars
By Samantha on Oct 6, 2023

Love it

Works perfectly for my little ones, they are happy and their cages are clean.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on Nov 18, 2023

Great product!

Great value for paper bedding. Cheapest I’ve found!