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Post by MesaMouse on Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:21 pm

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed a change in Clean and Cozy? I opened a new jumbo bag a few days ago for Imogene's tank and the texture was heavier and more coarse than I'd experienced in the past and it packed down faster. She can still tunnel in it so it's not that big a deal but it was definitely different. Maybe this bag was just a fluke but, if the next bag is also "different", I may have to switch to Carefresh. For those of you who use Carefresh for mice, hams or gerbils, does it retain its fluffiness or do you have to re-plump it when you spot clean?

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Re: Kaytee Clean and Cozy

Post by scaredymouse on Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:34 pm

All the clean and cozy I've been using is super soft, almost like cotton. I've never used the specialized Carefresh... too expensive. With sales, I can always get the 1000cu bag of Kaytee for 10.99 which is about what I can afford with my hoard of critters. I do find that I have to replump everything though. More so with hamsters because they are heavier/bigger and also because they don't get cleaned as often, so it just gets trampled more and for longer Smile

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Re: Kaytee Clean and Cozy

Post by CallaLily on Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:42 pm

I noticed a change too but thought I'd accidentally ordered something a bit different, since it was also a smaller bag than I usually buy. I normally get the really big bag and it's very soft and fluffy. This bag I purchased this time is closer to the texture of Carefresh, though still a bit softer. I really was hoping it was just the smaller bag or a fluke but your post combined with one I saw over on the hamster forum has me thinking otherwise.

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Re: Kaytee Clean and Cozy

Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:32 am

CareFresh is not as good for burrowing, it's a little more "thick", I'd like to say, than Kaytee C&C. However, mice don't need to burrow as much as hamsters so thats not a huge problem for mice. I honestly just use Carefresh because of their great customer service, sales, and coupons. It makes me feel happy to support them and I feel I'm getting a good product, at a good sale price, from a company that really cares about their customers (and their pets!).

I normally get Carefresh, but I've gotten a bag of Kaytee C&C for free before and it was a lot more fluffier and held burrows better, Scout LOVED Kaytee C&C because he loves to burrow. It really depends on your specific pet's needs.

For Scout, while I had that bag of Kaytee, I made it last by mixing Carefresh and Kaytee together, and it held up his tunnels and burrows just as good.

Maybe mixing the two would be a good solution?

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Re: Kaytee Clean and Cozy

Post by MesaMouse on Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:29 pm

@scaredymouse wrote:All the clean and cozy I've been using is super soft, almost like cotton.  I've never used the specialized Carefresh... too expensive.  With sales, I can always get the 1000cu bag of Kaytee for 10.99 which is about what I can afford with my hoard of critters.  I do find that I have to replump everything though.  More so with hamsters because they are heavier/bigger and also because they don't get cleaned as often, so it just gets trampled more and for longer Smile

That's how I shop, too, scaredymouse: Petco's $10.99 online sales with free shipping for the 1000cu "jumbo" bags.

@AnonymousMouseOwner wrote:CareFresh is not as good for burrowing, it's a little more "thick", I'd like to say, than Kaytee C&C. However, mice don't need to burrow as much as hamsters so thats not a huge problem for mice. I honestly just use Carefresh because of their great customer service, sales, and coupons. It makes me feel happy to support them and I feel I'm getting a good product, at a good sale price, from a company that really cares about their customers (and their pets!).

I normally get Carefresh, but I've gotten a bag of Kaytee C&C for free before and it was a lot more fluffier and held burrows better, Scout LOVED Kaytee C&C because he loves to burrow. It really depends on your specific pet's needs.

For Scout, while I had that bag of Kaytee, I made it last by mixing Carefresh and Kaytee together, and it held up his tunnels and burrows just as good.

Maybe mixing the two would be a good solution?

I might try your suggestion, Anonymous, and buy a bag of Carefresh to mix with the C&C. I've been adding handfuls of aspen to the C&C as it seems to keep the tank fresher smelling for longer but, due to the color of the aspen, it's harder to locate Imogene's "yellow" litter Laughing . With this latest deep clean, I just went with straight C&C from the new bag.

@CallaLily wrote:I noticed a change too but thought I'd accidentally ordered something a bit different, since it was also a smaller bag than I usually buy. I normally get the really big bag and it's very soft and fluffy. This bag I purchased this time is closer to the texture of Carefresh, though still a bit softer. I really was hoping it was just the smaller bag or a fluke but your post combined with one I saw over on the hamster forum has me thinking otherwise
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Thanks, CallaLily. I'm glad I'm not the only one to have noticed a difference and wholly spaced checking out the commentary on Hamster Hideout. Maybe it is just an "off" batch distributed nationwide -- let's hope so.

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Re: Kaytee Clean and Cozy

Post by River on Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:02 am

I still use similar Clean Comfort and its the same as C+C was.

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