American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the WSSF 2004 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.

Critter Critiques

Shred-N’ Nest® – Shredded Corn Husk Review

By Karen Robbins

This is another product the folks at Newco Distributors told me about. They gave me a box to try out on my critters. This is 100% air-dried shredded corn husk made by the Bed-o’cobs people to use for nesting material/animal enrichment. I used this product on several cages of mice, both male and female. I did not use it on moms as it is a little dusty. The mice seemed to like it, using it in their nest along with the cardboard tubes/boxes I give for houses that they shred. It seemed a little stiff though for them to really form into a round nest. This comes packed in 2000 cu. in. boxes and goes a long way if you only have a few critters. At $15 a box, however, I’m opting to stick with shredded napkins for nesting material. With as many mice as I have, a box wouldn’t last long.

Shred-N’ Nest©
Shred-N’ Nest® – Shredded Corn Husk by The Andersons (Bed-o’cobs).

This product is sold through distributors, so call to find a supplier near you.

NOTE: Shred-N’ Nest® is made by The Andersons, Cob Products Division, Maumee, OH 43537, 1-866-234-0505 ext. 6511, e-mail: Their web site is *

Updated May 4, 2015