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jack000

Junior Guinea Pig
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#1
I am wondering so I need an absorbent layer for under my fleece and I wanted to get your opinion so I was thinking about using towels like the kind people use when they're done taking a shower as I do not have enough puppy pad as I just got done making a really big cage
 

PigglePuggle

Adult Guinea Pig
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#2
Hi @jack000 have you searched the forum for threads where people have asked this before? There was quite a good discussion going on earlier this week about puppy pads and washable puppy mats and fleece liners with absorbant middle layers and incontinence mattress protectors and similar. Cant find the link now but if you search the forum with some terms like these I'm sure it will pop up. Towels arent ideal as they aren't designed to be peed on a lot and will just get soggy, ideally you need something designed for absorbing pee...
 

Piggies&buns

Adult Guinea Pig
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#5
Fabric just doesn’t absorb and hold wee properly, this is why proper cage liners (which you can buy online from various companies - there is a list in the housing section on companies who can make them)), mattress protectors or puppy pads are best.
 
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