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I've seen that before on a thread ages ago. If I remember rightly it is useful for certain things, I guess syringe feeding or giving meds? Can't remember the full discussion, try searching so you can read the previous conversation.
 
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ERM. In my opinion. Yes and No. But if you have a piggie thats a bit of a bugger to pick up, or doesnt like being picked up. I think this is a secure way for them to feel secure and for the owner to feel that they are safe as well as the piggiepop.
But good luck trying to do it up once the piggie is in there.lol
 

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Hello.

As I've said before, I make these. I designed the first one for a lady whose elderly female piggy needed regular dental work but found that the piggie was stressed in a towel. So she was searching for a low stress way to gently restrain a guinea pig. I designed this after a lot of trying and with the cooperative help of my own guinea pigs. (To be honest, I found that the tricky part is getting the big bottom into the pocket to begin with, rather than doing up the velcro!)

My own piggies were totally relaxed once inside, they can still move thier front legs and this apparently is why it is lower stress than a towel. They tended to go to sleep in it, if left in a comfy place for any length of time. The lady I desgned them for found the same thing, as have others who have tried them out. I have been selling them for about nine months now, just a few each month as they are really a specialist item not for normal use, and I have only had good feedback back from people. I would never try to market anything that increased a piggie's discomfort.

I must say I do like the way guinea pig owners are looking out for dubious stuff, I must admit the name is rather dubious but as it really is a restraining pocket then I really don't know what else to call it! Anyone who isn't after a specialist use for it would never try to buy one given that name though, so I suppose it does put people off who don't really need one.

Glad you spotted it, nice to see comments on it!

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Hello.

As I've said before, I make these. I designed the first one for a lady whose elderly female piggy needed regular dental work but found that the piggie was stressed in a towel. So she was searching for a low stress way to gently restrain a guinea pig. I designed this after a lot of trying and with the cooperative help of my own guinea pigs. (To be honest, I found that the tricky part is getting the big bottom into the pocket to begin with, rather than doing up the velcro!)

My own piggies were totally relaxed once inside, they can still move thier front legs and this apparently is why it is lower stress than a towel. They tended to go to sleep in it, if left in a comfy place for any length of time. The lady I desgned them for found the same thing, as have others who have tried them out. I have been selling them for about nine months now, just a few each month as they are really a specialist item not for normal use, and I have only had good feedback back from people. I would never try to market anything that increased a piggie's discomfort.

I must say I do like the way guinea pig owners are looking out for dubious stuff, I must admit the name is rather dubious but as it really is a restraining pocket then I really don't know what else to call it! Anyone who isn't after a specialist use for it would never try to buy one given that name though, so I suppose it does put people off who don't really need one.

Glad you spotted it, nice to see comments on it!

Sarah

Thanks Sarah, I remember now! :))
 
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oo i see, its just ive never heard of them before and because it said restraining it didnt sound like a good idea, but now its been enplained i might buy one for my patch because hes constantly down the vet :)
 

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I've never seen one before, good idea for meds or eye drops :)
 

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Animals can often feel more calm and safe if you wrap them in a towel, so I think this could be good. :) I know it works for cats, they seem to love it sometimes!
 

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I think it's a pretty good idea as it's very difficult to wrap a piggy securely in a towel for syringe feeding, etc. I think as long as it's used for the correct purpose, then it's fine.
 
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