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 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.
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.
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 .
I've tried multiple types of bedding from various brands and I always come back to this particular pure comfort type of bedding. I do not use the brown one. I specifically like this one. It absorbs everything and if I leave her alone while I'm at work for an extended amount of time it keeps her cage clean.
Tried this product as a replacement for Carefresh and I was super disappointed. It's fairly dusty, not very absorbent, and doesn't minimize odor at all. The litter areas quickly became caked globs of bedding and needed to be changed multiple times a week. There are some better bedding options out there for sure.
I used this for my guinea pigs’ litter tray. It’s okay, though I wouldn’t really recommend. It’s very clumpy, almost like clay, and hard to fluff up. Then the pee soaks and spreads through it so easily, I’ve had to discard a lot more bedding per clean than with other types. The one plus is that it tracked around a lot less than wood shavings, and wasn’t too hard to brush off their fleece.
I used this as a gentle topper in my bunnies litter box and it was honestly awful. Wasn’t absorbent at all and got stuck to my rabbit constantly. Would always find tons of it outside of the litter box. Pretty disappointed considering I really do love a lot of oxbow products. Maybe it’s just my litter set up, but I’ve tried many different beddings in this similar style and this was by far the worst. :(
I have tried many different paper bedding and this one by far is the least dusty which is great! Its unscented which is the ONLY type of bedding you should be using for small pets. I mix it in with aspen shavings. The only reason scented paper beddings apparently lasts longer is because they are MASKING smell. Can you imagine constantly having to smell perfume?