How to Choose The Best Bedding for Rats if You Are Allergic

Being a rat owner is a wonderful thing, but if you suffer from allergies or asthma, finding a bedding that is suitable, can be a challenge. In this article I will talk about how to choose the best bedding and where to find it, if you are allergic.

Lets get started. One of the most important aspects of finding a good bedding is that it would be dust free. Not only is it healthy for your rat, but you would greatly benefit from it, because handling dusty bedding when cleaning the cage and being a asthmatic or allergic sucks.

One of the best options is layer the cage for fleece instead. Fleece tend to be cheaper by the long run, but the only drawback is the need to change it often. That means the fleece usually needs to be washed every 2-3 days (depending on how many rats you have, how big is the cage etc) and the cage thoroughly cleaned to the smell. That means fleece option tends to be quite time consuming.

Another good option is to choose dust free bedding. The most common is to find a cellulose or hemp bedding. Hemp bedding tends to cost more, so I personally prefer cellulose bedding. In my experience the cellulose bedding haven´t really been dusty at all! So it is a great option for those why suffer from asthma or allergies.

Here are a list of beddings recommended:

Carefresh bedding

Kaytee bedding