BeddingThere are many different types of bedding available.
Wipe around the cage with an animals safe disinfectant (Trigene is a good one). Line your cage with a thick layer of newspaper and cover with
Wood Shavings- widely used bedding though the use of shavings has been linked to skin, breathing and eye problems.
Paper products- paper based beddings such as carefresh, and megazorb (a horse bedding available from agricultural suppliers) are safe and absorbent.
Hemp- Aubiose is a hemp bedding that is growing in popularity. Its a horse bedding sold in bales from equine/agricultural suppliers. Dust free and absorbent.
Vet Bed- Fleecey bedding that draws moisture away from the surface to news paper underneath. Makes cleaning out into brushing of fleece and washing. Needs regular washing.
Chopped softened straw (not regular straw which could cause poke injuries).
A thick layer of Hay and paper.