Another ELC ball pit question

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Claire W

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I know there have been many threads regarding the ELC ball pit so I am sorry for posting yet another thread.

Anyway, I am in two minds about buying one for my girls. At the minute, they have a play tent that I brought from Ikea. The problem is, it is made of a tarpaulin type plastic and my girls have chewed hole in in mallethead

What is the ELC ball pit made of and is it easily chewable?
 

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HI,

I have the elc ball pit and it is made of a thicker material than a play tent. It's quite a rough material and I haven't had my piggies chew at it yet.

It's hard to describe the material but it's fairly substantial:))
 

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I bought one and I haven't found a water resistant base that would fit snugly inside yet. It's not big enough for ours really, so I've kept it for emergencies when I have to clean our crew out by myself, usually one daughter helps me, and the other one has a lap full of fur! B-) I don't think it's very substantial and wouldn't take much for someone to nibble a hole in. In it's favour though, it folds very tiny, but there's a real knack to that!
 

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I put a waterproof table cloth down as the base, then few pieces of newspaper, then just 3 large puppy training pads, then the fleece on top.

I haven't found any nibbles in the pit and have found that by laying it out this way, there isn't really any way that they could get to any corner part, without having to nudge their nose underneath the folded fleece, which has been folded over everything (ie down to the plastic table cloth).

I know every piggie is different, but I haven't found any holes or nibbles yet. Good luck. :)
 

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Mine go into every day for about 9 hours.They have never attempted to chew it,and they are chewers.I also use the plastic tablecloth on the base with the puppy pads.I also put some placemats under all 4 corners where they do tend to do the wees and any leaks through,just to protect my carpet
 

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My two have never nibbled it and can be in there for a couple of hours at a time, but because it's quite taut once it's up and a thickish material I would think it would be quite hard for them to try.
I just put some newspaper in and fleece on top..So easy to put up and down (though not sure I'm actually folding it down properly) and I'm so glad I got one..really recommend it
 
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My boys haven't even attempted to nibble on it yet...And they munch of pretty much anything. rolleyes
 

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I'd love one for Buzz and Woody, but it's the completely wrong shape to fit in our hall where they have floortime. If only they made a long rectangular one :)
 
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