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    Star Is it ok to use a towel/blanket as a bedding for guniea pig cages?

    Hi. I have a guinea pig and i am currently using pine shavings for her cage. I was wondering if you could use a towel/blanket for a guniea pigs cage.
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    Re: Is it ok to use a towel/blanket as a bedding for guniea pig cages?

    It should be fine, as long as there are three layers of towel underneath. The most common "blanket" used for bedding is fleece, polar or anti-pill. Read this thread: http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/...ect-study.html

    And this one: http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/...s-debates.html

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    Re: Is it ok to use a towel/blanket as a bedding for guniea pig cages?

    Well just a regular blanket would not be suitable for bedding as it would stay wet. The most common bedding is fleece and towels. The links provided above are great and give information about using fleece and towels. The fleece allows the urine to flow through to be absorbed by an absorbant material.

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    Re: Is it ok to use a towel/blanket as a bedding for guniea pig cages?

    Ditto to the above. I use an old comforter over a shower curtain for their floor time area and it gets very wet in a hurry and stays wet. It gets washed every time they're put back in their cage. Fleece wicks the wetness through and stays dry while the towels, mattress pads, whatever under bedding you choose soaks up the urine and keeps the cage from getting stinky. You can get a piece of fleece cut for you at a fabric store for fairly cheap depending on what pattern you get.

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    Re: Is it ok to use a towel/blanket as a bedding for guniea pig cages?

    I would not recommend it. Not only will the bedding always be wet or something, but it will begin to stink fairly quickly. Also, your guinea pigs may see that as a great way to chew on bedding. If there are strings on it, they could choke.

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