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Bedding & Litter

There are many different options for small animal bedding and each type has pros and cons. It is important to selct a bedding option that is a good fit for both you and your small animal. To help you decide, we've listed some information about the different types of bedding we carry. If you need additional information, or would like some help making a decision, we invite you to come visit us so that our sales staff can assist you.

Some small animals can be trained to use a specific area or litter box in their cage as the "bathroom." This can make cage cleaning much easier, but you must be sure to use a different material in the litter location so your pet can differentiate between his floor and toilet area.

At Noah's Ark, we carry the following types of bedding:

Aspen fiber

Aspen Fiber
  • Aspen bedding comes from hardwood, eliminating aromatic oils found in other types of wood bedding
  • Safe, non-toxic, and low dust
  • Natural and biodegradable
  • Available in different fiber sizes
  • Medium absorbancy
Cellulose

Cellulose
  • Safe, non-toxic, and low dust
  • Controls odor for longer lasting freshness and more time between cage changes
  • Can absorb as much as 3x its weight in liquids to keep pets comfy and dry
  • Made from wood pulp, a natural and sustainable resource; 100% biodegradable and compostable
Corn cob

Corn Cob
  • Safe, non-toxic, and low dust
  • Natural and biodegradable
  • Good for litter pans
  • Cost effective
  • Less absorbant than some other types of bedding
Hemp

Hemp
  • Safe, non-toxic, and low dust
  • Environmentally conscious
  • One of the most highly renewable resources available
  • Breaks down twice as fast as other bedding products after disposal
  • Has an absorption rate twice that of pine bedding
Pine Shavings

Pine Shavings
  • Safe, non-toxic, and low dust
  • Natural and biodegradable
  • Low cost
  • Medium absorbancy
  • *Not recommended for closed environments, such as habitrails or in aquariums with limited ventilation
Granular

Soft Granular
  • Made from wood fibers that are converted into a soft, highly absorbent bedding and litter
  • Earth-friendly, absorbent bedding
  • Effectively controls odor and adds a calming scent
  • Scented with herbal ingredients to adds a gentle, soothing scent to your small pet’s habitat