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It says it doesn't have aromatic oils like what other beddings has. I've been using this for close to 2 months already but is it safe?

whenever i open a bag, i like to take out the big pieces of wood that is inside. is it a good idea? i like the smell but i'm starting to worry. the smell is very strong at first like when i put it in the cage but later on, it will go away...so is this safe?
 

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I use Kaytee Aspen exclusively. I've tried other brands., but I felt there was too much dust in it for my liking. the Kayte aspen rarely had any chunks of wood in it, and the bulk of it is relatively consistent in size.
 

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When I used aspen with my rats one of them developed a pretty severe upper respiratory infection due to allergies. I think it's safer to stick to hypo-allergenic recycled paper beddings, personally. Most animals won't have a problem but I don't want to risk another health scare.
 

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what is the maximum time i can allow my arps to be in the same bedding? some of them had bedding for like 1 month already. when do i clean and put new beddings?
 

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i visited the petshop last week and i noticed that the beddings of the mices changed to shredded paper. i got interested in this and i kinda want to use shredded paper too because the mices look more happy in it by digging inside and hiding with all of that shredded paper on top of them. can i use this from now on and no more aspen? i have 2 big bags of shredded paper ready to be used in my house.
 

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tratallen is right.

Personally, in any given cage I use mostly aspen, but I also put in shredded paper, hay/straw, paper towels (they chew these), and sometimes Sani-Chips.
 
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