For a bedding option that’s both sustainable and practical, you can’t go wrong with Eaton Pet and Pasture Small Pet Bedding! Hemp is highly absorbent and hypoallergenic, making it a great bedding option. The low dust material also helps control odors and insulates your pet’s place for increased critter comfort. Best of all, the hemp is grown naturally and is biodegradable and compostable. Pint-sized pals and pet parents alike are sure to love this effective, eco-friendly bedding from Eaton Hemp!
Material is super absorbent, helping keep messes to a minimum.
Hemp is hypoallergenic, great for insulation, and also eliminates odors.
Low dust bedding won’t bother you or your small sidekick.
Bedding is biodegradable and compostable, so you can feel good about using it in your pet’s palace.
Eaton hemp is grown naturally, without the use of chemicals.
I am a new rat "parent" and have done a ton of research into which bedding is best for them. Most things I read stated that they need their bedding changed once a week, but with this stuff, the cage is still clean both visually and by smell after over a week. It seems like it won't need to be changed more than every few weeks if not longer, so any price premium compared to other bedding is well worth it. Of course, it helps that they are using a litter pan, but I definitely recommend this product. It feels good knowing it is more sustainable too
So much better than Carefesh paper bedding!!
on Aug 7, 2021
I'm very happy I switched to this after Carefesh bedding! It is way more absorbent and actually gets used unlike Carefesh. My house doesn't smell like I have a barn in my house now! My guinea pigs are much happier now, and they can actually chew on this bedding too. I'll never go back to paper bedding!
Hemp vs aspen
on Jul 6, 2021top250Contributor
I have a bunny, pet rats and reptiles, so finding bedding/substrate that is not dusty, affordable, absorbs odor and feces well are important to me. I currently use Aspen mulch for some of my snakes and my pet rats are on Carefresh. Here are my thoughts: I like hemp bedding, at least, this brand of bedding. It is my first time using it and it is as advertised. Soft to the touch, no dust, and no smell. I covered my bunny cage (6 x 2) that is attached to her playpen with hemp bedding. She seems to like it. It took about 4 lbs of bedding to fill about 3 inches of bedding in her cage. I would use it for my non-burrowing snakes like woman python or corn snakes. It doesn't dry up the cage andI have a bunny, pet rats and reptiles, so finding bedding/substrate that is not dusty, affordable, absorbs odor and feces well are important to me. I currently use Aspen mulch for some of my snakes and my pet rats are on Carefresh. Here are my thoughts: I like hemp bedding, at least, this brand of bedding. It is my first time using it and it is as advertised. Soft to the touch, no dust, and no smell. I covered my bunny cage (6 x 2) that is attached to her playpen with hemp bedding. She seems to like it. It took about 4 lbs of bedding to fill about 3 inches of bedding in her cage. I would use it for my non-burrowing snakes like woman python or corn snakes. It doesn't dry up the cage and the lack of dust is always preferred. However, I would not use this for burrowing species like Kenyan sand boas. Hemp is too soft and can't hold the tunnels that burrowing snakes like, so I would be staying on Aspen mulch for those types of snakes. I also wouldn't recommend this bedding for pet rats because it would not be strong enough to neutralize or absorb all the odor a rat makes within a few days. Lastly, Chewy has the best price on hemp bedding at this time, even though at almost $18-19 for 8 lbs, it is still very expensive. I bought it to try it out but due to the price and other cheaper substrate options, I probably will pass this until a good deal comes up.… more
Happy I Made The Switch
on Jul 7, 2021
I had tried all sorts of bedding and litter for our rat cage. Fleece needed to be washed almost daily and held on to odors, carefresh paper bedding, recycled paper cat litter, shredded newspaper, nothing worked- it always smelled. Our girls LOVE this! It’s super absorbent, soft and I only have to change it every few days. We have a bioactive cage so this is a nice addition and if it falls into the soil, it’s not a big deal. I do use this in their litter box as well as bedding and it’s great for both!
No odor, No Dust, Great for brooder
on Jul 7, 2021
We loved using Eaton Hemp for our spring chick brooder. We usually use pine shavings and found that hemp kept odors under control and we didn't necessarily need to change it, just add an additional handful every week. When we did change it, it is so easy to clean up vs wet stinky shavings. We could not tell we had a brooder in the house and if you know that smell then we recommend you try this out!
Better then aspen
on Jun 27, 2021
I like this hemp bedding over aspen shavings. I put more then half of the bag into my hamsters huge encloser mixed with paper bedding. The pieces are smaller and softer. Pouring out of bag I didn't see dust or sneeze like I do from the paper bedding. I mixed it cause for burrows to hold, you need paper based plus orchard grass hay. Also I put it in a certain spot just for more texture to walk on. It is more expensive for what you get but I will buy more. It's worth it! Plus I have 2 other hamster enclosers to add some in.
on Sep 16, 2021
My chickens really like it, and it has done great for my deep litter method. It dries fast and tends to stay in the coop better than the pine shavings.
Wonderful bedding for poultry!
on Jul 10, 2021
This bedding is great for poultry--I'm currently using it with both my ducks and my chickens. It's far superior to the pine chip bedding that I was using previously. There really is no dust with this stuff and it stays fresh much longer. It's soft and cushy, and perfect for using in nest boxes.
Best product so far I found for my guinea pigs!
on Jul 15, 2021
I used to buy the other bedding types with paper for my guinea pigs wihich used to ger really nasty with the amount of pee all the time. I decided to go for this type of bedding, and their house no longer smells like pee and it looks really nice overall! Absolutely worth it!!
Great Sustainable bedding!
on Jun 27, 2021
Used the hemp bedding for my chick brooder in the garage. - way less messy and dusty than pine shavings! I can tell after a few weeks that the dustiness is lessened. I appreciate the sustainability of the product and am will be excited to add remains to my compost pile & feed my plants next spring!