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Fleece idea gone wrong

Rugrat

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So we made our two guinea pigs a hidey from an oversized piece of waterproof fleece but they're still wanting to and managing to get underneath it. Any advice from fleece owners?

We're scared that they're going to eat the waterproofing part and it might do them so e damage. We're thinking Velcro but that's probably going to keep us up at night.
 

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PerceptorII

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Having the fold on top exposed like that is just begging for guinea pigs to hide under it. Guinea pigs do this instinctively, not because they are "bad". Their wild ancestors often hid in tall grass. Anything they can hide under is going to look very cozy and inviting to them. If you fold your fleece so that all the folds are underneath, you should be OK.
 

Rugrat

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Having the fold on top exposed like that is just begging for guinea pigs to hide under it. Guinea pigs do this instinctively, not because they are "bad". Their wild ancestors often hid in tall grass. Anything they can hide under is going to look very cozy and inviting to them. If you fold your fleece so that all the folds are underneath, you should be OK.
We we're fine with her getting under that but the bigger one is getting under the whole thing. We made that as a hidey thinking it would stop them getting underneath. Will try using the clips see if that helps but not sure how we would do it now :*
 

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Mine torment me by making it their life’s mission to get under the fleece. I have mine bulldog clipped and safety pinned and STILL have to drag them out!
 

PerceptorII

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We we're fine with her getting under that but the bigger one is getting under the whole thing. We made that as a hidey thinking it would stop them getting underneath. Will try using the clips see if that helps but not sure how we would do it now :*
The clips are a good idea. When I used layers fleece I would simply tuck the sides underneath, which seemed to stop the burrowing. I also gave threw a loose towel into the pen to give their burrowing instinct an outlet. These days I use the Guineadad fleece liners, which have a pocket sleeve for the same purpose.
 

Rugrat

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The clips are a good idea. When I used layers fleece I would simply tuck the sides underneath, which seemed to stop the burrowing. I also gave threw a loose towel into the pen to give their burrowing instinct an outlet. These days I use the Guineadad fleece liners, which have a pocket sleeve for the same purpose.
We have a guinea dad too but the cheaper version because the other was too big for now
 
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