99 jul 11, 2011 how to get carefresh pet bedding cheaper (by buying in bulk)
Paper-Based Bedding Carefresh is the most known brand of bedding made from “all natural cellulose fibers”. It’s generally brown, but comes in other colors as well. It’s very absorbent, safe for small animals, controls odor well, and doesn’t stick to fur. Unfortunately, it is also rather expensive and only available in pet stores. There are cheaper knock-off brands available, for example Critter Care Natural at Walmart. We also like the National Geographic brand. Carefresh has recently changed their formula to include baking soda, which can be harmful to rabbits and smells bad, too. Hopefully, they will re-think their decision in the future.
Our Safeway has this bedding called healthy pet ultra bedding (similar to carefresh ultra) but it's actually a lot more expensive. 6$ for a small bag (I think 14 litters) but obviously, your getting hamster bedding at a grocery store; do you expect it to be cheap? .... Lol
Carefresh Natural Pet Bedding | Petco
Safest, healthiest bedding for your pet
Now that I have discussed the recent problem with Carefresh, I’d like to discuss the bedding! So plainly put, it is my FAVORITE. I was one of many who demanded the return to the formula, as I feel no other bedding comes close to the odor control, absorbency, safety, and longevity of Carefresh Natural bedding. It may not be the prettiest or the softest bedding, but it gets the job done at an affordable price. It is also made of recycled pulp waste, meaning it is an environmentally friendly bedding. It can also be composted when cage changing time comes! I found that I can get it cheapest online when it goes on sale. My local pet shop costs about $4 more per bag, and because I have many rats, I buy in bulk and get free shipping through online shopping. Therefore, I can save about $20 on a 2 month supply. That’s nearly a free bag for me.I use Carefresh Ultra (the white kind) and it isn't dusty like the Carefresh Natural. I found that Carefresh Ultra is the same price as Carefresh Natural ($18.99.. so even cheaper than what Petsmart sells Carefresh Natural for) at Tractor Supply. If you have one of those in your area then it is really cheap on all bedding. That's also where I get my aspen bedding for my other critters. The large bag is $10 rather than $13 to $15.This is what I would consider as another one of the best bedding for rats. Rabbit food is composed of dehydrated alfalfa and timothy hay that is compressed into a pellet form. When wet, it expands. It is highly absorbent so it wicks away moisture and odor quickly. The odor control is fabulous due to the wonderful timothy and alfalfa scent. I don’t know about everyone else, but I LOVE the smell of hay, so the scent gets an A+ for me. Rabbit food is also very cheap, so it will not break the bank like carefresh will. It can be bought in massive 50 lb bulk bags in many department stores, farmer coops, and pet supply stores.