Bedding - is this ok?

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I've been reading up on bedding (yay I can read)

I've had my girls on wood shavings for 15 months as advised by the pet shop but have now decided to replaced this with fleece and looking forward to reducing the mess the shavings make all over the carpet when I am cleaning out the cage.

ANYWAY ........

I have old but brill condition polar fleece's that were used in my children's cots, is this ok to use? also I have tuns of old tea towels which I will stitch together and then stitch them to the back of the fleece ..... is this the right idea or do I need something else inbetween the fleece and the towels?

I have enough to make 3 complete base covers (cage is huge) so plenty to wash dry and use with.

Hoping someone is able to confirm that I am doing this right before I go ahead and start sewing.

I will still be using their wooden house and log toys so they can continue to gnaw, climb and play.
 

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the label on mine reads the same as the link you sent, wicked thanks for responding. I will need to stitch all mine together due to the sizing and my girls love to move everything in their cage so would most likely end up moving the bedding too.

Off to find a needle!
 
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I've seen your girl's mega house (so jealous!) If you can do it large enough to clip to the sides somehow that would stop them moving it around.

I have the normal style cage and use the metal part to keep the fleece in place like this
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not sure if I can make it big enough to go up and over the sides. I did think about double sided velcro but dont want it to rip up the table cloth.

maybe I can stitch the edges to create a lip style edging. will keep messing until I work it out.

I love the circle pattern on your fleece.
 

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I use Matress pads (incontience pads) in my cages. I have one that has been stitched to the matress pad, and the rest are separate both work well for me although I have to wash all my bedding every 3 days!
 

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I use Matress pads (incontience pads) in my cages. I have one that has been stitched to the matress pad, and the rest are separate both work well for me although I have to wash all my bedding every 3 days!

I have to wash mine every 3 to 5 day's too, Do you use the washable inco pad's as well as mattres topper's? as i cant find them cheap tho one liner doesn't seem to smell much and that has fleece ,100%cotton filled bedspread and mattress pad stitched together
 

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Hi,

As long as the fleece is 100% polyester it should be fine, if I was handy with sewing I would make a fleece liner with towels sewn inside:))

I have used fleece from the start as woodshavings are bad for your lungs and messy expensive etc and the fleece has been great.
 
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