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Bedding Is Lavender Scented Bedding Safe?

KirbyFan8910

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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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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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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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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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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 can’t make it a whole week for that thorough deep clean.
 
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