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Grinny Pig

We met up with one of lovely our customers, Lorraine Cousillas, Owner of Stirrups Equestrian Supplies in East Grinstead, and her positively adorable boar guinea pig Rubin who will be turning three in November. He is one of the most well-handled, well-loved, and well-behaved indoor guinea pigs we have had the pleasure of meeting. Lorraine has been using S4Bed in Rubins beds for nearly six months, so has had plenty of time to test out the bedding with Rubin and to give us their honest feedback.

Lorraine had previously been using another type of bedding, but found it to be more costly and less absorbent than S4Bed. She commented” I have found S4Bed easy to use, quick to clean out, and the bedding looks fresh all the time, and definitely better than using shavings of sawdust which so many people use, but which could get into his eyes and make them sore”

  • Dust extracted
  • Non-allergenic (for pet and owner!)
  • Easy to use
  • No smell
  • looks good
  • Absorbent
  • One 20kg bag lasts ages
  • Environmentally friendly

She continued “I love S4Bed because I have allergies myself so the fact that it is dust extracted means I have no issues or flare-ups using it. There are no ammonia spots and it simply doesn’t smell, unlike any other bedding. I’m a complete convert and I would 100% recommend S4Bed bedding to other people with small animals like guinea pigs, rats, mice, degus and tortoise amongst many others”

Still Your Bedding Supplier During Lockdown Two

Over the weekend the government announced new national restrictions that will come into force on Thursday 5th November until 2nd December 2020.

During the previous lockdown we were able to remain open because S4Bed provides animal bedding which is exempt from the restrictions.

The holding company for our business S4B Group remained open throughout also due to essential status. S4B provides storage and logistics support to schools, medical centres, hospitals and the police.
In essence it is business as usual for us and our clients.

Searching for the best bedding solution?

from the horses mouth

Searching for the best bedding solution for your horse or pony can be a bit of a minefield. Often owners will take to social media platforms and other forums to ask for advice and in the process receive a raft of suggestions, often leaving the owner more baffled and confused than they did before!

Some of the common issues we come across from owners are…

  • My horse is really wet and I end up taking most of the bed out on a daily basis
  • My pony is really dirty and makes a complete mess of their bed by the morning
  • My horse suffers from allergies and I need to reduce dust
  • Our muck heap is massive and takes ages to degrade
  • I need a bedding that I can deep litter and just fully muck out at the weekend
  • I want to consider the environment with my choice of bedding


We have been able to help people with just these issues. Our S4Bed cardboard animal bedding is made from recycled cardboard so that is a tick in the box for helping towards doing your bit for the environment. S4Bed is dust extracted in the shredding process so it reduces the dust in your horses bed and helps allergy prone horses. Some people choose to lay the bed as a whole with no other bedding and have found that it keeps their horses cool in summer and warm in winter due to thermal properties.

A number of customers have chosen to use S4Bed under their other bedding such as straw or shavings as it is very absorbent and doesn’t smell like some other bedding. A few clients have chosen to deep litter on a weekly basis and only dig out at weekends which has worked well for them. We have also been told that it takes less time for S4bed to rot down on the muck heap than shavings so it saves on space too.

Find out more

We understand that changing bedding can be a leap of faith, but we have had some great feedback from our current customers. Feel free to get in touch if you would like any further information on 01342 659100  we are happy to help.