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bedding

  1. S

    Hair Loss and Itching

    Hi- I am new to this fourm and I hope you all can help me. This morning I noticed my pig had lost a patch of hair just above her right front foot (not too big but noticeable). I have also noticed she has been itching (or gnawing, she I guess chews on it then pulls, my previous pigs did the same...
  2. E

    Piggie safe wood pellet bedding

    Hi all I've been struggling to find some inexpensive bedding for the kitchen area of my 2x4 C&C cage. I've been going through the 56L of Carefresh in about 2-3 weeks and it works really well but gets all over the fleece and is starting to get a bit pricey ($20/bag). I've read a few threads about...
  3. D

    Aubiose supplier North West / Greater Manchester

    Hello all, I've been using Aubiose for the past 3 months and have really enjoyed it, compared to traditional wood shavings from Pets at Home. The only problem is the delivery. I've been buying a 20kg bag at around £10-11, but the delivery is about £6 per bag. Are there any local suppliers in...
  4. PandaBaird

    I'm changing from shavings to fleece soon, I'm new to fleece bedding so I'd like advice on what the best fleece and absorbant material

    Hi I'm moving house soon and I'd like to switch to fleece bedding for my 4 girls to keep any smell to a minumum and also because it looks nice, they're going to be in one of the spare rooms or maybe even the kitchen, I'm going to put their run on top of a raised platform so they're not on the...
  5. S

    How to wash vetbed by hand?

    Hi! I have two amazing guinea pigs and I've just switched to using vetbed as their bedding. I was wondering if anyone knows how to wash their vetbed by hand and what kind of washing detergent to use as my vetbed is way too big to fit into the washing machine. Thanks! :)
  6. Kirstie :)

    Felt Bedding Care

    Hey everyone, Just wondering how often you change your felt bedding in your piggies cage and how you care for/wash it? I know what the washing instructions are for my felt, but having quite a large cage, putting the felt lining in the fur bag means its a struggle to get it in the machine. I'm...
  7. N

    Best fabric for a new enclosure?

    I’ve been seeing that fleece is very popular, but I was wondering if there were other options. We have three piggies, Mj, Indie, and Sati. We’ve been wanting to give them more room for a while because they’re growing. Money isn’t really a big deal because they’re family. But what’s the most...
  8. AlvieOB

    Fleece bedding - how much hay?

    Hi everyone, Currently, my two boys are in a C&C cage with Aubiose bedding (similar to wood shavings. We cover the whole floor with hay, so they never walk on bedding, they walk on hay. We are going to switch over to fleece bedding. Do we need to cover the floor with hay, or are they okay with a...
  9. Mony

    Bedding ideas for outdoor enclosure

    So I’m planning on converting an old wooden sandpit into a guinea pig enclosure. The sand pit has large grounded posts on four corners as there used to be a cubby house on top. With this I plan the build a cage like enclosure where the pigs will have more room to roam than an ordinary cage...
  10. GeorgiaHarris

    Where to get polar fleece?

    I’m struggling to find cute patterned fleece for my boys cage liners. Does anyone know of any where to buy patterned polar fleece at a decent price in the uk? Preferably to buy by the metre.
  11. GeorgiaHarris

    you-Haul alternative?

    I really want to make some cage liners for my piggies but I’m finding it difficult to find the you-Haul pads in the uk. I found this Removal Blanket but I’m not sure if they are a suitable alternative or if they’ll even work. Can anybody help?
  12. M

    Is this okay?

    My guinea pig has, as nasty as this sounds, bedding in his bum hole, and I don't know what to do. I don't want to hurt him and pull it out. I changed to paper begging right when I found out, but is he gonna be okay?
  13. K

    Fleece cage liner reccomendations

    Hi all, I want to make the change to cage liners for my two boars, but am finding it hard to know where to look. Does anyone have any recommendations for a shop that isn’t too pricey, but have a good absorbent layer? I have a 2x4 C&C cage. Thanks!
  14. AlvieOB

    New To Guinea Pig Care! Fleece Vs Bedding

    Hi all! I'm a soon to be guinea Pig owner, I'm so excited! I've done loads and loads of research. The rescue centre I'm going to adopt from build C&C cages, so I will have a C&C cage probably around 4x2 ft or 5x2 with a loft. The one thing I'm unsure on is wether I should line it with bedding or...
  15. K

    Do It Yourself Cage Liners

    setting my boys up in c&c cages. I’m looking at making my own cage liners (probably 2x4) I’ve been looking, and I can’t seem to figure out what exactly people are putting in the middle for the absorbent layer? I’m guessing the top and bottom are fleece? Where is the cheapest place to get...
  16. M

    Shy Piggie

    Hi, I’m pretty new to owning a piggie. I got my piggie (Ethan) 2 months ago and he is still shy. I have him alone since I don’t think my cage is big enough for two (100cm x70cm). My main problem is that he keeps hiding under his fleece bedding, even though he has a tunnel, “sleeping sac” and...
  17. digitalbricklayer

    Waste Bedding Disposal

    We've recently gotten a couple of extra guineas (Bodie and Doyle) and the amount of sawdust and waste hay has gone up a lot. To the point that the waste bin is getting rather full when the fortnightly bin collection happens. What are the best ways of disposing of the waste bedding material? I...
  18. Cherri

    Cheaper To Buy Food/bedding Online?

    This might not be the right forum to ask, but what's your opinion on buying food and bedding in bulk and online? If it's a good idea, websites to visit?
  19. Siikibam

    Loving Aubiose So Far But...

    So I went with aubiose (and softchip) and I’m really liking it so far, even the smell though you only catch it when you smell it. BUT...I ended up with a runny nose and dry throat after setting the boys up on it. I’m hoping it won’t affect me once it’s done, but I’ll have to think about getting...
  20. Abbie Brooks

    Fleece Bedding

    Hello all! Does anyone know a good place to get fleece (can be a shop or online). I have looked around online and there seems to be limited choices. I am in the UK if that helps or changes anything. Thanks in advance!
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