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Bamboo nesting material?

Post by Sigildoe on Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:49 pm

So when researching supplies for my mice I found this

http://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/small-animal/kaytee-natural-bamboo-nesting-dye-free-alternative

I know that Cotton and cotton-like materials are bad or mice for many reason and should be avoided. But I was curious about the bamboo material. it looks so soft and inviting and looks a little better than toilet paper, but i care more about my mice's safety and happiness than looks. So I wanted to see what you guys thought and to see if anyone else had used it before without any issues?
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Re: Bamboo nesting material?

Post by scaredymouse on Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:47 pm

I don't know for certain if bamboo poses the same risks as cotton but I wouldn't take the chance. Perhaps someone else has a definitive answer...i feel like this question came to a few years ago on the other forum and the answer was that it was not safe. I would be wary of it. It looks like something that tiny toes could get tangled up in.

Mice really, really like toilet paper. And I always put up a nice, soft fleece hammock to snuggle in. I would say better safe than sorry and skip the bamboo fluff.

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Re: Bamboo nesting material?

Post by CallaLily on Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:39 am

I've seen another type of fluffy bedding (kapok, I think) brought up on another forum and most agreed that it was not worth the risk. I'm with Scaredy on this. I wouldn't risk it. We know unscented toilet paper and tissues are safe. I would just stick to those.

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Post by stephlisa on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:09 am

I would avoid it personally. I've found that Colin likes small squares of fleece mixed in with his paper nesting materials which can make it look more soft and inviting to us humans (but more paper than fleece!).

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Re: Bamboo nesting material?

Post by Sigildoe on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:52 am

Thanks guys! I suppose if tissue is enough for the mice it's enough to for me! I'll spoil them in other ways.
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