I am currently looking into the pros and cons of wood shavings as a bedding for small animals, particularly the smaller rodents such as hamsters and mice. We all know that dusty wood shaving or sawdust can be harmful to our pets, causing respiratory problems and allergies and are best avoided. How about dust extracted wood shavings though? Can these ever be totally dust free and safe or would people recommend the alternative bedding materials such as the paper based Care Fresh, megazorb or cat litter types, although, these are usually more expensive. I would be interested in everyone's opinions.