Can old newspapers be used for bedding material for my gerbils?
Newspapers are not a good choice for bedding for any small pets. When they pee on it the ink will run and get all over them. Not only will this be extremely messy but they may contain potentially toxic chemicals in the ink residues. They may also contain ingredients other than paper which can cause intestinal blockages or other problems. This goes for magazines as well, the 'glossy' finish can be highly toxic when chewed but your small pet.