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Rach_91

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ive used carefresh bedding but I've noticed my gp sneezes an it seems dusty when I clean his cage out any advice on best bedding?
 
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I like vet bed. It is hypoallergenic, very soft, absorbent. It is made especially to wick away urine so it stays dry.
 

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I'm following this thread as I'm very interested in the replies-I've always used snowflake & newspaper underneath but I'm thinkin of changing it as my Guineas now all live indoors & the number I have has increased!
I also have more boars now & have started to notice a smell (even changed every 4-5 days.....I never had that @ all wen I had 4 sows)
I've read the bedding post that's pinned @ the top of that section & think vetbed sounds a good option?
Does everyone just put the bedding in their normal washing machine? I've read that most put it in a pillowcase or horse wash bag 1st
I was wondering if it was worth getting a little camping washing machine just for this?
I like vet bed. It is hypoallergenic, very soft, absorbent. It is made especially to wick away urine so it stays dry.
 
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I'm following this thread as I'm very interested in the replies-I've always used snowflake & newspaper underneath but I'm thinkin of changing it as my Guineas now all live indoors & the number I have has increased!
I also have more boars now & have started to notice a smell (even changed every 4-5 days.....I never had that @ all wen I had 4 sows)
I've read the bedding post that's pinned @ the top of that section & think vetbed sounds a good option?
Does everyone just put the bedding in their normal washing machine? I've read that most put it in a pillowcase or horse wash bag 1st
I was wondering if it was worth getting a little camping washing machine just for this?
I wash my vet bed and towels in a horse wash bag. I am not sure the vet bed would fit in a camping machine as it is quite bulky.
 

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I like Fitch but use Aubiose at the moment which I like too. That's for our two pairs. For our group of 4 I use fleece as their bedding.
 

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I use aubiose which is brilliant. It is absorbant, cheap and generally a good bedding!
I've just had a look @ this & it seems quite good-do you buy yours online or locally? I've never seen it in my normal pet shops (both of which do a good range of horse stuff......though I must admit I havnt really looked 4 it!) the cheapest I can find online is £12.99 is that about right/good?
 

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I've just had a look @ this & it seems quite good-do you buy yours online or locally? I've never seen it in my normal pet shops (both of which do a good range of horse stuff......though I must admit I havnt really looked 4 it!) the cheapest I can find online is £12.99 is that about right/good?
If that's £12.99 inc postage that's not bad. I pay about £11.35 a bale for Aubiose from a local equine food supplier. You should find it is cheaper to buy locally. @PiggyOwner buys it local to her for a cheaper price than my local supplier.

You can put Fitch on your compost heap too. My mum tried it with a load of ours. She has found it slightly slower than newspaper to break down but it does break down. Fitch costs £20 for a 20kg bale including delivery. Less if you buy several at once. It is more expensive than Aubiose but not if you've got to pay postage on top of the £13 you mentioned above.
 

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Fantastic thank you for that......it was abit of a con once I got to the checkout.........I could either get free delivery if I spent over £75! Or free to collect from my local' store 67 miles away :/
I will have a look at my normal suppliers one of them is really good & will be able to order it in for me if not I'm sure
 

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I've just had a look @ this & it seems quite good-do you buy yours online or locally? I've never seen it in my normal pet shops (both of which do a good range of horse stuff......though I must admit I havnt really looked 4 it!) the cheapest I can find online is £12.99 is that about right/good?
I get mine from - pet shop called a n a pet n tack or my riding school. My riding school is in Oakley a village near Basingstoke and I get a 20kg bale for £10 but it is £10.40 at my local pet shop.
I hate fitch and it is soo dust.
 

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For bedding, I use Profleece and fleece liners, with paper towels and cotton towels underneath. (I've constantly got a pile of piggie washing!) If I couldn't use fleece for some reason, I would go back to Cosi N Dry paper bedding, as I think that was the best that I've ever used.
 

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For bedding, I use Profleece and fleece liners, with paper towels and cotton towels underneath. (I've constantly got a pile of piggie washing!) If I couldn't use fleece for some reason, I would go back to Cosi N Dry paper bedding, as I think that was the best that I've ever used.
I think I'm going to try these other suggestions before anything that needs washing-I already always have a pile of Washing to do from the 2 legged kids without more from the 4 legged ones! :D
Does anyone else have more than 1 boar? If so how do you find the smell?
I've never had more than 2 boars living indoors (I had more @ 1 time but they lived in an outdoor shed converted into 'Guinea Pig Hall' it had wallpaper & everything but I digress! :) )
I'm finding that I know I have more with my current bedding :(
 

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Hello, Guinea Pig owner newbie (he is a rescue with a missing foot) - i currently use fleece, with puppy pads and a towel under and i clean every 5days - I'm thinking of getting some profleece do i just treat this the same way as the fleece? does it get smelly like fleece? thank you in advance.
 
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