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    Fleece: Re: Thinking about Getting Fleece...

    I got the uhaul blankets at a uhaul store - like where they sell boxes and moving supplies. You want to buy them brand new - they're the recycled denim (not quilted) ones. They're extremely absorbent...
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    Re: New to guinea pigs and a question

    Thank you! It is very easy - just strips of fleece put over an embroidery hoop. I was watching a show and wanted a no-sew option so I wouldn't have to pull out the sewing machine haha. I need to make...
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    Fleece: Re: Thinking about Getting Fleece...

    I did carefresh for a few days before I knew there was no way I'd be happy keeping up with that
    Fleece was on sale $3/yard. I got a couple yards (Ok, probably more like 4 lol) and 2 uhaul blankets...
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    Re: New to guinea pigs and a question

    So I'm thinking my corner hideys were just too small. I made the boys a "canopy" a couple nights ago and they adore it. It let us take out one pigloo (gotta get another embroidery hoop before I can...
  5. Cleaning: Re: Cordless handheld vacuum advice for piggie fleece

    I use a black and decker chv1410L. It's cordless, lasts a long time on a single charge, is powerful, and its battery isn't temperamental and loses charge if you don't wait til its drained, or it gets...
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    Cleaning: Re: Speeding Up Daily Cleaning

    I have fleece in the kitchen area, but keep the hay in a bag above a corner litter box. The guinea pigs love to climb in it, but it keeps the hay pretty confined to just that container. I empty it...
  7. Thread: Fleece too large

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    Fleece: Re: Fleece too large

    You can fold it before putting it in - but that adds extra layers of fleece
    Or you can fold it under the absorbant layer, tucking it under
    Or you can cut

    I made liners. I measured the fleece,...
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    C&C Alternatives: Re: Trying to go cheaper in beginning

    We have two cats and just close the cage up with a lid, the cats can't get to them. When we had the cage on an elevated area and my husband was worried about the cats knocking it awry or something...
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    Cleaning: Re: How often do you spot clean your cage?

    they love it :) They also help with cleaning the cage, but since I clean it so often during the day and we have a trough to catch the hay, there isn't so much for them to do with that now
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    Re: New to guinea pigs and a question

    If this configuration works out well, what we'll likely wind up doing is modifying the end of the midwest cage so it'll lay flat, then cut the coroplast out there. Then there wont' be a need for the...
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    Re: New to guinea pigs and a question

    The only thing in the middle is the wooden bridge for chewing. The other thing is just the towels rolled up for a ramp til my husband figures out a better solution. I had a triangle up but nobody...
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    Re: New to guinea pigs and a question

    OK with the suggestions here I rearranged their cage a bit tonight.

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    I took out the dividing wall and made a makeshift ramp with a folded towel. We've been using the smaller area as a...
  13. Re: Potential piggie owner/former cat owner question

    My husband is allergic to cats, dogs, and pretty much everything animalwise :( He doesn't react to the guinea pigs nearly as bad as he does to our cats - but he does take zyrtec daily.

    We have two...
  14. Re: Cage liners, what's best? 1 or 2 layers of fleece?

    I started by sewing together 1 layer of fleece with 2 layers of towels.
    It was a pain to sew together, and if I had to cut the towels the fray was awful so I had to bind the edges - lots of time.
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    Cleaning: Re: How often do you spot clean your cage?

    Throughout the day, so sometimes 2x a day, sometimes more. I have a dustbuster and it takes less than a minute to get all the poops. They keep their hay in their pan - before I got the pan, the hay...
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    Re: New to guinea pigs and a question

    It's a midwest with a c&C add on at the end. The total size is 2ft x 5.75 ft
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    Re: New to guinea pigs and a question

    Thank you :)

    When we set up the pigpen as an exercise area - we set it up as like a 5' x 5' area, and after an initial exploration they just go and hide. Will they start doing these laps as they...
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    Re: New to guinea pigs and a question

    I can remove the end of the midwest - it's what is currently the barrier between the two. Would I then just make a ramp that covers the length of it?

    Should I set up a second hay area? Right now...
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    Re: New to guinea pigs and a question

    I thought the same when we set it up - that the ramp would become a point of conflict. But I wasn't sure how else to bridge the lip between the midwest and the coroplast.

    What do you mean take a...
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    Re: New to guinea pigs and a question

    Thank you for the reply!

    I didn't really expect them to cuddle, just everything suggested they shouldn't be alone and I wanted them to at least have a neighbor. I was just thrown off that after 2...
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    New to guinea pigs and a question

    Hi all,

    I'm the brand new owner of two male guinea pigs: an abyssinian and a silkie. We adopted them a few weeks ago. They are not brothers or related, rather they were kept in separate (tiny :( )...
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