Fleece And C&c Cages

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Atalia

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Hi! I would like to make a different changes for my guinea pigs. As you can tell from the title I would like to switch to fleece and possibly get c&c cages. If any of you use these feature for your guinea pigs. Please leave me suggestions, pros and cons, and any tips! I would like to hear it from someone who actually uses it! That's why I am not using information from a random website! Please & Thank you.
 

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Hi I don't have a c and c cage (I'd love to in the future) but I do use fleece. It's good because you save alot of money- you just wash it! I spot clean it in the morning and night to rid it of poos and hay but change the fleece to a new one every 3 or 4 days. I have 5 fleeces for him in total and I wash them once he only has 1 left. With fleece you get nice patterns and your piggies get the comfort and no dust. It does require more cleaning and means you do need to keep on top of poos etc. Since changing from sawdust I've seen a much happier piggy.
 
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I agree with Jesse's pigs: I also am totally satisfied with my fleece. Under the fleece I put newspapers, which are absorbent: the fleece keeps the floor dry and the newspapers underneath are wet only in some spot. The cost is zero (I use flyers from supermarkets), there is no smell, the fleece can be washed and dries off in few minutes and a coloured cage is always a pleasure.
Unfortunately in Italy nobody sells C&C, therefore I had to build a cage in a different way.
Fleece is very comfortable also for piggies' feet and newspapers are useful for checking their urine because although the fleece is always dry, the newspaper underneath shows the colour and the calcium residue, if present, of the urine. You can also take the piece of paper to the vet, if you have some doubt.
You can buy fleece online or in some textile shop.
C&C grids are amazing and you can design different cages and make changes and improvements.
 

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I have used fleece and c&c cages,
I love fleece, u have to clean the cage more often than you do with other bedding , (I clean them out Mondays and Thursdays) and I personally love the look of it aswell only thing I don't like about fleece is that in the summer it tends to smell quite quickly.
I love the concept of c&c grids, that you aren't limited to one shape as you can change it really easy I also like the look of it. Personally I find them to look quite bulky (I have my pigs in my room) and also my pigs learnt to chew the bars when they wanted food so that was really annoying too, but I guess the two cons are down to personal preference!
 
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*UPDATE*
I switched to fleece bedding and let me say they are loving it so far! They're loving sleeping on it! I'm very excited this worked out well so far! The bottom layer is of newspaper and the top is the fleece. Thank you again! :)
remember to wash it (washing machine+fast spin cycle) with your favourite soap, but without softener; before washing, shake it vigorously on the floor (or outside) for removing the hay and piggies' hair :).
I hang it outside the window to have some fresh air when the piggies have floor time and in the meanwhile I change also wet newspapers.
 
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