Bedding and Nesting

Posted on: March 26th, 2010 by

The most important factor is choosing the right kind of Bedding for your Hedgehog.

Now you have to remember, different hedgehogs are different. Some may have skin allergies and some may not. Some people like to use wood shavings versus paper materials or even liners. You would never really know what your hedgehog would react to until you try it.

Fleece Liners – If you live in a house or own yourself a washing machine, this is probably the best idea for you. They are economical and environmental friendly. It can be reused for years and easy to clean. Please check here for available liners.

For people who live in a dorm or an apartment, it’ll probably be easier to use disposable bedding. Dump the dirty bedding in a garbage and throw it down the chute. Its really your own preference. 🙂

Living World Pine shavings – provide excellent all-purpose bedding with great absorption properties for small animals. Made from 100% KILN DRIED pine, the naturally-scented shavings keep the cage smelling clean and fresh longer by suppressing and inhibiting the growth of mold, fungus and bacteria. Its inexpensive but a little dustier than other bedding.

Carefresh Bedding – #1 in odor control (or so it says) , looks great, very soft and super absorbent. Can be used for any small animals (mouse, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hedgehogs). Your pets would definitely love it. Comes in 3 sizes. 10L, 23L and 50L.

Kaytee Soft Sorbent Bedding –  soft highly absorbent bedding mixed with a perfect amount of real, aromatic flowers giving your pet’s home a soothing scent. Comes in Natural, Lavender, Mint and Rose. Key features for this product are: 1. controls ammonia 2. helps controls odor 3. great nesting material 4. flushable and compostable.

Kaytee Clean & Cozy – this one I personally use for my herd. My hedgehogs love it and I love it. 🙂

– 20% more absorbent than other leading brands.

– 99.9% dust free.

– made of material that meets FDA standards.

– odor control guaranteed.


2 Responses to Bedding and Nesting

  1. valeriejoyng had this to say about that:

    Thanks for your inquiry. Ive added the liners on my website now. Actually, its highly recommended to use Fleece Liners. The only thing is it depends on people’s lifestyle.

  2. Bee had this to say about that:

    Love the website! Super useful in info. I have herd a lot about the fleece bedding, and see that you don’t have it on you bedding and nesting site. Do you not recommend this, or just prefer the others. I am looking into buying a hedgehog, and would value your opinion. Thank you.