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Fleece Looking for fleece flippers?

HollyLeaf

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I've decided I want to try fleece flippers for my cage, as I've grown tired and irritated with my bedding, as it gets all over the place and seems to take forever just to spot clean. I'm honestly tired of vacuuming up tons of shavings from all over my carpet every other day. And the newspaper lining I use is just gross, it gets gross immediately, but I have no idea what else to use as a liner. Anyway, I was researching the flippers and they sound like they would work for me best. But there aren't many places to get them, and after spending so much money just to get the pigs started and christmas presents and such, I can't spend $100 on the smallest set of flippers from the fleece store, not to mention I'd like to have 2 sets so when ones in the wash I can use the other. Does anybody have any they don't want anymore or don't need?
 

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Have you consider sewing your own? Fleece flippers work like pillow cases. You can sew the covers, and just cut the uhaul pads, and coroplast to the sizes you need.

Before getting the flippers, you could try just layering the fabrics in the cage.
See these threads:
https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/58123-Review-UHaul-blanket
https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/21568-The-Fleece-Project-The-Study

DIY no-sew flippers. (I'd remove the parts of the binder clips that are sticking out)
https://www.guineapigcages.com/foru...nd-testing-my-no-sew-cage-liners-Check-it-out
 
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Have you consider sewing your own? Fleece flippers work like pillow cases. You can sew the covers, and just cut the uhaul pads, and coroplast to the sizes you need.

Well, i would, but I haven't sewn anything since 8th grade, and I don't have good memories of it, hahah.. I don't own a sewing machine or any kind of needle and thread anyway. I'm not very artsy craftsy...:(
 

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You could just layer. We have 1 towel with a fleece blanket layer over top. We jut switch this out every week. We also have a kitchen to keep the fleece a lot cleaner during the week, this way when we shake it, it's just a little bit of poop, not a ton of hay in addition to poop.
 

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Try the no-sew flippers.
 

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I actually just looked at that, i think i may try that. Common concern i noticed though, about the clips sticking out? Wouldnt want the pigs chewing or tripping on those.
 

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I actually just looked at that, i think i may try that. Common concern i noticed though, about the clips sticking out? Wouldnt want the pigs chewing or tripping on those.
I don't personally use binder clips, but you can either push the metal bit down so it's flat, or take them off. if you mean the triangle, if it's on the edge then they wouldn't trip.
 

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I use a layer of pee pads, then a layer of newspaper, and then fleece. I keep my fleece clipped up on the sides of the cage liner with binder clips. My piggies leave the clips alone and then I know they are not getting under the fleece to chew on the pee pads.
 

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Thanks for the tips guys! I went out and bought some (adorable!) fleece today, one set with kittens and the other wolves. I also bought some uhaual padding and a sheet of coroplast and im going to put it all together tomorrow after the fleece is washed. Should i wash the uhaul padding too? Ive heard some people dont wash it beforehand.

Im so excited to switch over to fleece! :)
 

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So i made and put in my fleece today. Its the no sew flipper, with binder clips. So far the girls seem to like it! And im also hoping to litter train them, since theyre so used to peeing on bedding i hope they continue to do so in the box. :)

Here are some photos. The kitten fleece is in the cage now and next week ill switch it out for the wolf one and so on.
 

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It looks great.
 
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