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Cleaning Washing Fleece Liner Questions.

Benny20

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Hello everyone! I recently brought my first guinea pig fleece liner and I had a couple of questions as to how to wash it. I've been reading to use a water/vinegar combination and scent free detergent. My question for yall is what kind of detergent do you guys use? I don't want to hurt my guineas.

Or if I'm going to wash it by hand what kind of soap do I use? Thank you!

I attached a picture of my fleece. It's the one from Full Cheeks.
 

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Hi!

I closed your other thread on washing fleece. The people who read the forums read all the new posts, so there's no need to post the same question on another thread.

Fleece should be washed in hot water with unscented strong detergent and rinsed well. It's nearly indestructible, so you can't hurt it no matter what you do.

I always used Tide and bleach with mine.
 
Hi!

I closed your other thread on washing fleece. The people who read the forums read all the new posts, so there's no need to post the same question on another thread.

Fleece should be washed in hot water with unscented strong detergent and rinsed well. It's nearly indestructible, so you can't hurt it no matter what you do.

I always used Tide and bleach with mine.
ahh okay thank you, I didn't know if editing my post was possible so I made a new one but I figured out how to edit them. And thank you for your recomendation, I'm going to the store later today and I'll keep an eye out for those.
 
I use Tide Free and Clear, or Tide Free and Sensitive. No dyes, perfumes or anything else like that. I always washed them in the hottest water I have, and then put a cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle.
 
I have that fleece as a back up. Just wash it like you are with a "free n clear" detergent. Vinegar helps with any pig smells. I hang it to dry because w/ the sort of backing it has, it retains a lot of water. Plus I have found out the hard way that the dryer shrinks fleece, even on low setting.
 
I use Tide Free and Clear, or Tide Free and Sensitive. No dyes, perfumes or anything else like that. I always washed them in the hottest water I have, and then put a cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle.
And does it leave your washing machina smelly?
 
I have that fleece as a back up. Just wash it like you are with a "free n clear" detergent. Vinegar helps with any pig smells. I hang it to dry because w/ the sort of backing it has, it retains a lot of water. Plus I have found out the hard way that the dryer shrinks fleece, even on low setting.
Ahh thank you! Does it leave the washed smelling like guinea pig and vinegar?
 
I have 4 boars and nothing ever smells like guinea pigs. The vinegar lingers but it isn't overbearing.
 
Hello everyone! I recently brought my first guinea pig fleece liner and I had a couple of questions as to how to wash it. I've been reading to use a water/vinegar combination and scent free detergent. My question for yall is what kind of detergent do you guys use? I don't want to hurt my guineas.

Or if I'm going to wash it by hand what kind of soap do I use? Thank you!

I attached a picture of my fleece. It's the one from Full Cheeks.
Definitely use white distilled vinegar with a unscented detergent! I set mine to the delicate cycle & warm water. The vinegar completely takes any urine smell away & will also discenfect everything! 😊
 
I use Tide free or some baby laundry detergent without fragrance. How much vinegar do you add? I never used it.
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Y'all, fleece is nearly indestructible. You don't have to baby it with gentle detergents. And with good fleece, the color goes throughout the fleece, so bleach won't hurt it. All you need to do is make sure all the soap and bleach gets washed out of it, and your pigs will be fine.
 
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