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Good prices for Carefresh and Yesterday's News question

Michellec

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If you use CareFresh, where have you found the best price?

Also, does anyone use Yesterdays News/Mews? If I put a little layer of shavings over it, would that make it more comfy? Seems a little hard. Any scoop on that (no pun intended!)

Thanks,

M
 
I used Carefresh for awhile. I got it from a local petstore (Tropical Haven) for a little less than $15.
 
I believe it's (broken link removed) that has 50L for 13.99 + shipping.
 
I get mine from a farm and garden store... $15/50L...
 
muffin, do you get carefresh at early's? I didn't know they had it!
 
So, while we're talking CareFresh...how big is your cage, and how often do you need to change the CareFresh?
 
I have aspen shavings right now, my cage is 2 grids by 5 grids (the part that has bedding in it) and I clean it once a week. That way it stays clean and doesn't smell.
 
Thanks everyone. I've been using about 1 " of CareFresh, covered by some Aspen. But, CareFresh is pricey, so I'm going to try plain Aspen. That seems to work for you, huh?
 
Yes Puzzle I do get it at Early's! You have to ask for it at the counter. It's too big to keep out on the shelves! How did you know I was talking about Early's? Lol
 
I get my 50L CareFRESH for $15. I am switching to kiln dried pine with CareFRESH on top because it is getting pricey spending $30 a week on bedding.
 
Thanks muffin! I might go get some.
 
Michellec said:
Thanks everyone. I've been using about 1 " of CareFresh, covered by some Aspen. But, CareFresh is pricey, so I'm going to try plain Aspen. That seems to work for you, huh?
Ya it works fine for me! But I put newspaper under it, that way it keeps the coroplast from getting stains, and it's easier to clean up. :)
 
Good plan, I'll try it.
 
It's best to use as much carefresh as you can afford... I didn't know this until a few weeks ago, but when I last went to the vet, she told me that any wood product, no matter what type, will cause some degree of respiratory problems. Layering is better than using just a wood product, but using all carefresh or fleece is best for the piggy.
 
I get Yesterday's News from New Seasons (an organic health food type market) $5.99 for 30 lbs. I use a lot of pelleted beddings, and they don't seem hard on their feet to me. In my opinion, it doesn't hurt their feet, because they would be act like it did.
The cheapest I ever found Carefresh was $12.99 for 50L, I don't like Carefresh so I don't use it.
 
charliesmommy said:
It's best to use as much carefresh as you can afford... I didn't know this until a few weeks ago, but when I last went to the vet, she told me that any wood product, no matter what type, will cause some degree of respiratory problems. Layering is better than using just a wood product, but using all carefresh or fleece is best for the piggy.
Any bedding with dust, including Carefresh can cause respiratory problems. Aspen and Kiln Dried Pine are fine. I find Carefresh has more dust then my KD Pine.
 
Now, how does one decide between two contradictory pieces of advice, such as Charliesmommy and Katie's?

Sooooo confusing!
 
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Dust isn't as bad as the aromatic oils found in wood for the piggies' respiratory systems. If you find your Carefresh to be dusty, there is also Carefresh Ultra which costs a little more but has virtually no dust at all. Or, fleece is always a viable option, seeing as it is cheap, has no dust or oils!
 
charliesmommy said:
Dust isn't as bad as the aromatic oils found in wood for the piggies' respiratory systems. If you find your Carefresh to be dusty, there is also Carefresh Ultra which costs a little more but has virtually no dust at all. Or, fleece is always a viable option, seeing as it is cheap, has no dust or oils!
Aspen doesn't have the aromatic oils, and with some brands of KD Pine, it's almost completely removed. The brand of Pine I use has no smell at all. With a rescue, and 5 + cages, there no way in heck I could afford Carefresh, much less Carefresh Ultra at $15-$25 a bag, times 2 or 3 bags a week.

Fleece isn't an option for us, we would have to wash it daily, which we can't because of our bad septic tank.

Kiln Dried Pine and Aspen work fine for me, no dust, no smell and all my pigs are just fine.

BTW- Welcome to the boards! Where in Ohio are you?
 
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