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    Fleece blanket in cages

    So I took my piggies to the vet and they said I should stop using fleece blankets In their cage because the can ingest it and have problems or their nails can get stuck in it. Has this ever happened to your piggy/ies?

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    Re: Fleece blanket in cages

    Fleece is great for guinea pigs. Some do eat fleece but that's by far the exception not the rule. If their nails are getting caught then their nails are way too long and should be trimmed.
    Does this vet specialize in exotics and do they specifically treat guinea pigs? Probably not, given this mis-information.

    Did you take them to the vet for a specific problem?

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    Re: Fleece blanket in cages

    Your vet (or vet tech, as the case may be) knows nothing about guinea pigs or their bedding. I'd be looking for another vet.

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    Re: Fleece blanket in cages

    Quote Originally Posted by miniver View Post
    Fleece is great for guinea pigs. Some do eat fleece but that's by far the exception not the rule. If their nails are getting caught then their nails are way too long and should be trimmed.
    Does this vet specialize in exotics and do they specifically treat guinea pigs? Probably not, given this mis-information.

    Did you take them to the vet for a specific problem?
    Just exotic pets. I took them because I have had them since August and I just wanted to get their nails trimmed and make sure they are healthy

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