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Fleece Fleece liners . . . up the sides or not?

Rach84

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Ill hopefully be sewing my first fleece liners tomorrow ~ if my grids appear!!

Just wondered if it would work just as much to get them to fit the bottom of the cage instead of having it go up an over the sides?

I also am adding an expansion to my store bought cage and was thinking of changing that to fleece to keep it all simple ~ do i need to make it any differently? xx
 

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Just in my experience, if I didn't have the fleece going up and over the sides, my pigs will burrow under the fleece liner and make a mess of poo and wee on the coro underneath. They would then like to sit underneath, which gets quite messy. They seem to love it, but I don't think it's best for their lungs and skin (or my sanity)! Some people put bricks or heavier objects to weigh down the fleece instead of making sides, but this doesn't put my pigs off. I'd say it depends on whether you have avid burrowers! :)

And I would guess that the standard fleece liners would work for both, unless there's something incredibly different with the extension?
 

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i agree, my piggy decides to burrow then poo and wee everywhere. end up washing it all the time :(
but good luck!
 

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I've got burrowers too. But I didn't sew liners-- I bought 3 yards per "liner" for a 2x6 cage. That is enough for the fleece to go over the sides, and you can just make it look nice by pushing down the corners. :)
 

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More burrowers here! I use mattress pads rather than fleece and change it out every day, so I use newspaper underneath the fabric. I do two layers of padding in the kitchen area, and they love to burrow between the layers. It's so cute to touch the big "Amy bump" under the fabric and hear her annoyed little sounds. I thought about going up the sides and attaching it, but they seem to be having fun and it doesn't harm them, so I just let them burrow.
 

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you could also add velcro to the sides of your fleece and then put velcro on your coro, that what im doing so my rotton little bunnies dont pull it :p
 

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I have a burrower as well, but liners with sides are fantastic and keep her on the top. :) As long as she has plenty of other places to hide and snuggle, I don't feel badly not letting her burrow. It makes my job so much easier. :cheerful:
 

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I put my fleece up the sides to keep my burrower out from under the fleece, and then I clip spare pieces of fleece along the sides of the cage so that she *thinks* she's burrowing and getting away with something (you can see by the look on her face that she really does think she's getting away with it, too). If you don't have a burrower (and only one of mine really does it), you don't have to go up over the sides. But once they start burrowing, you get poos in the strangest of places, and it can be very annoying.
 
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