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Best bedding to use? possible allergy

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Ive been putting hay in with my mice and using shaving of different sorts, lemon scented/lavender from pets at home
Some of my mice seem to be wheezing and there eyes seem to be a bit stuck shut when they first wake up, one of my mice is about to go to the vets for some baytril

Is there anything I can use for bedding which is just plain and simple, wont cause them to be allergic or anything??
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Hi Maisy. The horse substrates (Aubiose, Bedxcel and Ecobed) are all larger baled beddings, but they are economical. I`ve used Bedxcel cardboard square bedding for years and never had problems with it. I did try a sample of Aubiose and although it did`nt cause me or the mice any problems, I decided to stick with Bedxcel.

Never use Carefresh or shavings or anything that has a `scent` to it. Mice will start sneezing at the very whiff of anything with a smell. I know many people use shavings and that`s their choice, but if you want to be totally safe, stick with paper based substrates. Even thick newspaper is better than nothing and it`s absorbant!

Good on you too for getting some Baytril. It`s best dosed two or three times a day for at least two weeks on a small 5mm piece of rich tea biscuit or digestive. I treat for three weeks to make sure symptoms are completely gone. This is how I prefer to dose it.
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