I have had my guinea pigs for over 4 years and this is the first time I have purchased/used this product. Disappointing is an understatement. This stuff is absolutely horrible. When wet, it turns into the most absolutely horrible smelling, messy and disgusting sludge I have ever had to clean out of their cage. It shrinks down to nothing and is just a completely terrible product......I would never recommend this to anyone. The first time using, I also noticed my piggies bellies, feet (undercarriage) were the dirtiest they had ever been and I had to clean the cage way more often because of the foul smell. Definitely never buying again.
My littlest guinea pig was very sick, and we never figured out why. She wasn't eating, stopped drinking water, water eyes and just lethargic. My vet suggested that we at least get a pet bedding with less dust and Oxbow Pure Comfort was recommended. I'm not going to attribute my pigs'recovery to this bedding as that would be ludicrous, but I feel like it helps. That dust that comes out when you place the bedding for your pets is virtually non-existent with this brand. It's softer, less compacted, and really dust free for the most part; so this is what I use for my most sensitive pig. The good news is, she's made a full recovery.
This bedding is essentially shredded paper. It’s not soft or very absorbent and hard to pull apart when spreading throughout the cage. When it becomes wet or soiled, it turns to a paper pulp. Oxbow, bring back the previous formula for this bedding!
Having cared for rats and other small critters for decades, this is by far the best bedding, including commercial types. Even better if a layer of pelletized corn or sawdust is put down first.
This product is not soft or absorbent as expected. It is basically just paper straight from a shredder. It is clean and dust free. It may be okay for some pets, but not mine.
Works well for my bunnys potty. It helps with the smell too. It fairly absorbent and better than other things I have tried.
This is the worst bedding I've ever used. I've used a lot of variations and decided to give this a try for my guinea pigs. Within a day it had the most foul smell, absolutely no odor control and the pigs kick it all over their habitat. Awful awful awful, shredded newspaper would be better.
The Guinea Pigs love this bedding. They use it, they eat it, it absorbs odors and wet, all thumbs up.
Hi! I have two guinea pigs and I've done a huge amount of research to find the best stuff for them. Due to my washer/dryer situation not being the best, I have switched to paper bedding for the time being. Normally I am pretty brand loyal to Oxbow in terms of their high quality nutritious snacks and pellets, but their bedding line is hugely disappointing. It's just ripped up toilet paper essentially, with zero odor control. This might suffice for smaller animals like hamsters and mice, but I would look to other brands for a denser consistency with more odor-control if you have guinea pigs or rabbits. The amount in each package was initially very appealing to me in comparison to other brands, but I've learned that in the end that doesn't really matter if you end up using way more because the quality is so poor.
I usually but all natural unbleached/dyed because they use chemicals to bleach/dye , but some one told me to try this , since my guinea pig is older & drinking more so if there is an urine issue it will show up better with the white paper , the vet is the one that told me to try this for a week or two , since urine test came back neg but just want to make sure . It does absorb very well & no odor , but I clean out her sleeping area & litter box every day since she is free roam in a spare bedroom that is guinea pig proof .