Fleece and how much to buy!

Nataloo

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Hi guys! I have three piggies that have so much energy. I’ve been wanting to build them a larger enclosure since adopting our latest Guinea pig, Sati. I’ve heard a lot about fleece and the u haul pads and that’s what I’ve decided on. So far, we’re building them a 4.5 ft x 4.5 ft enclosure out of C&C but was wondering how much fleece I would need because I’ve heard that it does shrink in the wash. I don’t sew, so I was looking at the no-sew options. Thank you in advance! (The 4.5x4.5 enclosure is not going to be their only space, just a simple start :) )
 

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Welcome.
You might not even need to saw if you can secure the fleece to the sides. I have a playpen for Finn and Lara and fleece is not sewn just secured with the grids. I put puppy pee pads on the bottom of their playpen then just place the fleece over it. Cleaning is much easier also because I throw away the puppy pee pad and just wash the fleece.

The fleece beddings on both of their cages are all sewn to fit the sizes. I also have small fleece pee pads to place on high traffic area on top of the fleece bedding, which are sewn.
 

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I don’t make my liners (cause I’m about as crafty as a carrot) but I always ask the lady who makes my liners to make them just a couple of inches longer and wider than the size I actually want. I find this is more than enough to compensate shrinking.
 

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Thank you both of you! Answers all my questions. We plan on potty training our piggies with a “litter box” with some of their bedding that’s soiled and some that’s new. So hopefully that cuts down a little on the mess they make lol. Our pigs are very high maintenance but we love them ❤
 

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Mine do most of their pee and poo in the hay tray. This cut down the cleaning time in half. I throw away the soiled hay along with puppy pee pads underneath the hay tray.

Fleece pee-pads are changed every 3 days, and fleece lining is changed every week. I wash the fleece bedding with soap and water then soak them in vinegar to kill bacteria. I wash their cages with soap and water then wipe down with vinegar.
 
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