Shredded Aspen bedding is made from 100% Great Lakes Aspen wood. It makes an excellent contact bedding for rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Shredded Aspen is not a by-product of some other manufacturing process. It is manufactured from pure aspen wood, specifically for use as a contact bedding, from aged virgin timber.
Shredded Aspen is a natural hardwood material, so it is a preferred alternative to softwood bedding materials such as pine. Also, unlike traditional hardwood chips, the random particle sizes of shredded aspen material give animals the ability to construct nests and burrows. This makes Shredded Aspen a good choice for use with breeding animals.
During production of Shredded Aspen, the product is exposed to very high temperatures. These conditions reduce the moisture content of the finished product to approximately 8%, and dramatically reduce harmful bacteria and other microorganisms.
Shredded Aspen is packaged in a compressed 4.38 cubic foot autoclavable paper bags, which expand to approximately 13 cubic feet when opened.
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