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    Question Is Lavender Scented Bedding Safe?

    Hey guys! The other day I was looking for some new bedding and saw a bag of lavender scented bedding. (If you want to know the name, it's Kaytee Clean & Cozy). So I got it thinking that the smell would help mask her poop so we wouldn't get any flies. Before I use it, is it any good? The bag smells kinda strong and I don't want my li'l piggie to be smelling nothing but that for a week straight.

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    Re: Is Lavender Scented Bedding Safe?

    No. Do not use ANYTHING scented for your pigs. They are prone to upper respiratory infections and should be as scent free as possible.

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    Re: Is Lavender Scented Bedding Safe?

    I wouldn't use it. And using anything to mask the scent won't prevent flies. The only thing that will prevent flies is regular, frequent cage cleaning.

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    Re: Is Lavender Scented Bedding Safe?

    Thanks, guys! I'll make sure to steer clear from now on! BTW, sorry that I replied so late! For some reasons I haven't been notifications lately.

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    Re: Is Lavender Scented Bedding Safe?

    As the others said scented paper or wood bedding is a no no. Plain paper or aspen wood (or a combo thereof) are the only safe disposable bedding choices. My girl is a big pooper. She can only go 5 days before she needs a total cage cleaning. Sometimes they just canít make it a whole week for that thorough deep clean.

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