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Starbucks
09-17-04, 02:27 am
Hi all,

Has anyone tried or used Kaytee Soft Sorbent Bedding? I was just wondering because it looks good (almost like Carefresh). Its just that Carefresh in Hawaii is SOOOO expensive and very rare to find. For the 10L bag, it cost $7+ and for the 50L bag its $30+!

Please let me know the pros and cons if you know it! Thanks!

loves2travel
09-17-04, 05:26 pm
50 L may look like a lot, but really it isnt. for someone i know who has a 2x5 cage, a 50L bag will last 2 cage cleans, and for 30 dollars, that is a lot starbucks! besides, kaytee isnt really supposed to bea good brand for anything

cinn&sprinslave
09-17-04, 07:36 pm
Hi all,

Has anyone tried or used Kaytee Soft Sorbent Bedding? I was just wondering because it looks good (almost like Carefresh). Its just that Carefresh in Hawaii is SOOOO expensive and very rare to find. For the 10L bag, it cost $7+ and for the 50L bag its $30+!

Please let me know the pros and cons if you know it! Thanks!It works fine I have tried it. I know it isn't a good brand to support but I needed bedding so I bought it. I mean atleast I wasn't buying their food, or pine, or cedar.

Um it is easier to spot clean since it is white you can see it better. But if you really wanted to support "carefresh" then just buy "carefresh ultra" it's white.

It doesn't last long if you don't spot clean but then again neither does "carefresh".

cinn&sprinslave
09-17-04, 07:37 pm
Yes 50L does last a long time but I would never ever pay $30 for it. I pay $13.99 for 50L. I don't usually buy it but right now I am.

loves2travel
09-17-04, 09:51 pm
cinn, 50 L lasts a long time for you? i guess my friend just puts a really thick layer of carefresh then!

cinn&sprinslave
09-18-04, 01:45 pm
oh ya I forgot to tell you I use aspen under the care fresh. It lasts 2-3 changes depending on how much I use. (keep in mind I have a 2x4 cage but 1x2 of that change has towels, so I only use carefresh on 2x3 of one my cages) I have other cages but they are big, so I would never even think of using carefresh in those cages. And I spot clean twice a day so my bedding can last 2-3 weeks in between changes.

My Baby Mu
09-18-04, 02:16 pm
I used that it was soft. I don't use it now. I use Critter Care (like carefresh) mixed with pine (it IS kiln-dried there is no dust).

mncavylover
09-20-04, 07:35 pm
I use aspen underneath a thin layer of carefresh. Very cost-cutting and effective at the same time. Kaytee is ok, but since they sell cedar, pine, and some bad pet foods, I personally won't support them.

Starbucks
11-09-04, 02:32 am
any more thoughts on this bedding?

My Baby Mu
11-09-04, 06:27 pm
It IS a good bedding. It is soft and absorbes well. It is lighter then carfresh so you could see.

Starbucks
11-11-04, 04:22 am
but what about the dust? i noticed there was quite a bit of dust from it.

mncavylover
11-11-04, 04:44 pm
It's somewhat dusty and it's finer than carefresh. It spews all over the place when kicked, too, causing more cleanup time. I much prefer carefresh to this cheaper brand. I've heard good things about Cell-Sorb, though, and it's also much cheaper!

My Baby Mu
11-11-04, 06:18 pm
I didn't notice any dust when I used it. If use Critter Care now. It is like carfresh but is cheeper, I think. You can get it at Walmart (I don't know if you have a Walmart in Hawaii).

Starbucks
11-12-04, 01:25 am
I didn't notice any dust when I used it. If use Critter Care now. It is like carfresh but is cheeper, I think. You can get it at Walmart (I don't know if you have a Walmart in Hawaii).
yes we have a walmart in hawaii.

what does this bedding look like?

mncavylover
11-12-04, 03:34 pm
It just looks like very small (less than 1/4" diameter) balls of grey fluffy paper. It's sort of like carefresh, only smaller.

My Baby Mu
11-12-04, 06:50 pm
I'll get a picture of the bag once I am done building this box for Mu (almost done no worries).

My Baby Mu
11-12-04, 07:09 pm
Ok, I'll get a picture once the battaries are charged in the camera.

mncavylover
11-13-04, 07:01 pm
Any pictures yet???

My Baby Mu
11-14-04, 03:57 pm
Ok just got the pictures. One is the bag and the other is the stuff (may be a little bit lighter because of the flash)

mncavylover
11-14-04, 05:35 pm
Yay! Thanks a ton, Mu!

How much was the bag, and how much is in it? Is it only at WalMart? Is there any site that shows it?

My Baby Mu
11-15-04, 04:57 pm
The bag here (including tax) is $4.19. There is 8.25% tax here. I am not sure if it is only at WalMart. I don't know of any site.
Your welcome.

Starbucks
11-15-04, 11:16 pm
thank you. i will definately try this out. has anyone else used this?

mncavylover
11-16-04, 08:43 pm
Thanks, Mu! Do you know how much bedding there was in the bag at all?

My Baby Mu
11-17-04, 04:48 pm
There is 10 Liters. It is packed so it isn't loose.

mncavylover
11-17-04, 09:08 pm
Thanks--that's a much better price than carefresh! 10 L of carefresh is over $10! Awesome, I'll check that out asap. Thanks a ton!

My Baby Mu
11-18-04, 07:13 pm
Wow. I wasn't sure how much carefresh is or how big it is. Your welcome.

mncavylover
11-18-04, 08:23 pm
Carefresh is about the same, just a bit more expensive. I just checked. I guess I thought it was more than it really is, it's been awhile.

AngelsCavies
11-18-04, 09:51 pm
I use kaytees. Its 5 dollars a big bag and it does 113 liters. I got it a walmart.

Starbucks
11-19-04, 03:29 am
I use kaytees. Its 5 dollars a big bag and it does 113 liters. I got it a walmart.
which kaytee bedding? the soft sorbent?

Starbucks
11-22-04, 02:27 am
my baby mu and mncavylover,

i bought the bag of critter care today and it looks exactly like carefresh. i mean you wouldnt be able to tell the difference just by looking at it.

but like you said, mncavylover, it comes out to about the same price as carefresh, so i guess it doesnt matter. but i may keep buying this only because i have to drive about 25 miles to get carefresh. critter care is super close by. we'll see.

mncavylover
11-22-04, 10:03 pm
Ok, that's cool! I'm glad that you found something that is closer. Thanks for all the info though!