American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the Spring 2003 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.

Critter Critiques

Nestlets Bedding Review

By Cindy Stratton

One square of Nestlets bedding
This is one square of the cotton Nestlets

I recently tried out a bedding product called Nestlets on my rats. Nestlets is a paper product that is formed into small white squares (about 2 inches by 2 inches) and about one-quarter inch thick. The squares come on large sheets and are perforated for easy use. I gave a few of these squares to a cage of female rats ranging in age from 4 months to 18 months. The girls found it great fun to rip up the bedding and move in around the cage into piles. I also gave some squares to a cage of male rats all around 10 months of age. They too enjoyed making nests with the squares.

NOTE: Nestlets is made by Ancare, 1-800-645-6379. Their web site is *

Updated May 4, 2015