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    New to fleece.

    I have a 30x50 homemade cage and am getting ready to switch to fleece. I will be making my own liners. Wanted to know if puppy pads work well. Have thought about cloth diapers for my absorbant layers. Has anyone tried diapers? If so what were your thoughts?

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    Re: New to fleece.

    If it were me, I wouldn't sew that much fleece and padding together. You may have a hard time getting it washed and dried. If you've got burrowing pigs, then I'd suggest finding someway to wrap the fleece around a little and fasten it to the bottom of the padding so they can't get under it. That way, you can disassemble it to wash it.

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    Re: New to fleece.

    Not sure how I'm going to assemble it yet. I have several yards of fleece but no absorbant yet. Have been looking into my options.

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    Re: New to fleece.

    I use washable incontinence bed pads for the absorbent layer under the fleece. They can be washed hundreds of times.

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    Re: New to fleece.

    If I just layer will they get tossed around the cage when piggies start zipping around? The traditional bedding goes everywhere. Lol Has anyone made a frame to hold it all in place?

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    Re: New to fleece.

    If you have enough fleece, maybe you can fold it underneath the absorbent layer, that is how I do it. I use towels and washable incontinence pads and with the fleece folded underneath everything stays in place.

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    Re: New to fleece.

    I've seen pictures on this forum where the fleece was velcroed to the coroplast. Maybe that will work for your needs.

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    Re: New to fleece.

    I'm not using coroplast. The bottom of my cage is a clear sheet of plexiglass. Once the design is complete I will post pictures.

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    Re: New to fleece.

    Just ordered two washable pads for the center of my cage. Fleece is ready to try. Meantime I'm using disposable bed pads that have a waterproof bottom. I put the liners down first then placed fleece on top. I watched my piggies to see their reaction. They both had to taste the fleece but never pulled it off the absorbant layer. After a few minutes both started running around the cage..in and out of their tunnels..all to our delight. Okay guinea pig friends..I'm convinced that this stuff is magic.

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