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That said, when I make things for a friend's chinchilla, I use fleece only (and only seamless designs) because supposedly chinchillas can ingest the fabric if they chew it and exposed seams are an enticement to chew and if they ingest the woven fabric they can become impacted. I am not exactly sure how that works not having had a chinchilla, but it is what I have heard from the chinchilla community, so I follow their instructions. Rats will never ingest the fabric they chew, so impaction is not a risk.
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Umm I like that it is GMO free and that they add some nutritious ingredients...however I'm not sure about some of them like for instance orchard grass- that doesn't sound like something rats will like.
I only use fleece. I know it is tempting to use flannel or cotton because they have such beautiful patterns...but it is safer to use only fleece in my opinion:)i should add that even if it is safer, the chances of any problems are tiny. I've had rats who destroyed flannel and cotton and I still used those hammocks for quite some time and never had a problem. also if you keep your rats' nail short and rounded as opposed to sharp, even less chance of any accident.