Help Why has My fleece lined cage started getting so wet?

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Dec 10, 2010
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
England
Quick question I have had my piggys on the same fleece since I bring them home in July but for some reason this week it has started it get very wet and yucky. I have this fleece ( http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00070489 ) and a thick quilt like thing under that which I swap and wash every week at 90'c it was worked just fine but this week it is just wet.
Has anyone else had this happen to them? :...
 

MrsM

Senior Guinea Pig
Joined
Nov 29, 2008
Messages
5,645
Reaction score
10
Points
0
Location
Wirral
are you using conditionner when you wash your fleece? or tumbledry it? If so, stop as it creates a waterproof layer and stop absobtion.
 

Shellza

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 15, 2010
Messages
3,719
Reaction score
2
Points
510
Location
Oxfordshire
I have this problem with one group of mine. I have a fleece lining the bottom of the cage, but it always gets so wet and smelly so quickly. I don't know if it's because the water bottle drips onto it or if the guineas in that cage are just dirtier than the others, but I just don't understand how they get it so wet.
I don't use conditioner when I wash the fleece either :{
 
Joined
Dec 10, 2010
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
England
no tummle dryer here. I'm sure I didnt put conditioner in the wash (I always avoid it with pet stuff ) Unless I put some in by mistake last week 8... would it stop the fleece working after 1 wash with it conditioner.
 

MrsM

Senior Guinea Pig
Joined
Nov 29, 2008
Messages
5,645
Reaction score
10
Points
0
Location
Wirral
I've done it on occasion and can't say I've noticed a difference if done once. I'm sure it'd come out after washing.
 
Joined
Dec 10, 2010
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
England
I you saying about tumble drying I could it be I have been washing it on to hotter wash?
 

MrsM

Senior Guinea Pig
Joined
Nov 29, 2008
Messages
5,645
Reaction score
10
Points
0
Location
Wirral
I was talking about conditionner. I no longer was at 90 cos it's too expensive on elec bill and it felts the fleece
 
Joined
Dec 10, 2010
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
England
Thank you Mrs M (I ment on tummble ref your first post) I think I may go out and buy 2 more fleeces and wash them ready to go in next week see how they go on new ones. I dont have a clue what I have done but if I start again washing no conditioner (always) and only at 30'c hopefully I might have some luck. Figures crossed.
 
Joined
Feb 7, 2011
Messages
66
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Suffolk
Hmm, it says on the website to wash the fleece at 40c, maybe washing at 90c has damaged its absorbency somehow?
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top