- Dec 29, 2010
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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!