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bedding

  1. H

    Best non-sawdust, easy to clean and maintain beddings?

    So I’ll start this off by saying that we’ve had sawdust bedding for most of the time we’ve had our two guineas (by we I mean me and my 15 yo daughter who would be mainly in charge of their care.) Recently Cody-one of the two pigs- had a bit of a respiratory problem, and the vet suggested we...
  2. G

    What Bedding?

    Hi! I have two boars (Patches and Carmal). I might be getting a new cage this week. My current cage has fleece as bedding. The new cage will be two levels and I’m not sure if fleece would be possible. I’ve used paper bedding before, but it was kind of expensive. I was wondering if anyone has any...
  3. G

    Incontinence pads

    Hiya! Looking for absorbent layer for under fleece - the 100x140 version of these would fit my cage perfectly. Would they work well? I'm guessing I would just need fleece on the upside because their bottom is already water resistant? 7 Sizes Washable Reusable Bed Pad Incontinence Bed Wetting...
  4. H

    Cage advice for a total newbie!

    Hi all! We’re looking to get 2 guinea pigs in a couple of weeks (is 2 an ok number or should we get 3?). They’ll live outside while it’s warm and we’ll bring them in during the winter. I’ve read SO many different views online that I’m even more confused than before I researched! Could you...
  5. Guineapigfeet

    How often do you get hay pokes?

    I’ve just been to the vets with BB for a hay ‘poke’ - it was actually a bit of super soft hay lying under her bottom eyelid, so not really a ‘poke’ at all! which is the third time I’ve been for this sort of thing with my trio. The vet said I may want to re-think their bedding as I’ve had a lot...
  6. P

    Anti-pill plush fleece as bedding?

    I’m looking to start making my own fleece liners, but there are more options if I use anti-pill plush fleece. Is this okay to use? What’s the different between it and just regular anti-pill?
  7. B

    Bedding?

    Hi, I’m torn between using straw or wood shavings from Pets at Home? I was just wondering what all of you use in your bed and if anyone knows what type of wood shavings Pets at Home sell as we can only really use Aspen. :)
  8. N

    fleece bedding

    hi i'm new to this so i don't know if i'm doing this right, but i'm thinking about changing my guinea pigs bedding from wood shavings to fleece because wood shavings are too messy and they get stuck in one of my guinea pigs fur. anyway i was just wondering if anyone knows where to get good...
  9. G

    Artificial grass for bedding

    I'm struggling to keep up with all the laundry from using fleece bedding for our 3 male pigs. They toilet everywhere not just where their hay is, they also spray and the fleeces become very smelly within a day and damp too. Their hay also sticks to the fleece and makes a mess everywhere. I've...
  10. P

    Cant get on with Fleece!

    Ive tried a few times to use fleece bedding instead of wood shavings (seem like EVERYONE is using it) but I just cant get on with it at all. They pee ends up going down the sides so ends up under the fleece, it gets covered in hay within minutes, it feels like way more work than wood shavings...
  11. SunnyLizB

    Bedding Dust - help

    We recently bought some pine bedding by mistake. Not only are the peices huge and a bit rough, we didn't realize it was pine. Now our guinea pig, Ceasar, is sneezing like crazy and even the occasional cough. He has a runny nose as well. Having him in a separate room while we tried to air this...
  12. dannif_piggies

    Need advice on bedding

    So this may actually be in the wrong section. But I wants some advice from those who use paper based bedding, I.e carefresh. To sum up, I've been using fleece for quite some time now, and I love it, that is when Honeys poops are normal. As some of you may know I have an ongoing battle with...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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! :)
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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