Small Pet Select have removed their lavender scented bedding for hamsters but why do they continue to sell this product for other animals such as rabbits? We contacted Small Pet Select and expressed our concern that scented bedding must be like being stuck in a lift with someone constantly spraying perfume and they have now removed the product from their hamster collection.
We also pointed out that at the same time as selling this product for hamsters The Small Pet Select Hamster Care Guide says “Your hamster’s bedding should be made of a safe material, not be dusty, and not smell. Any scented bedding could bother your hamster’s sensitive nose, no matter what the packaging may say.”
This advice has existed on the Small Pet Select website since at least November 2020 as can be seen in the internet archive: