It looks very plush but i didnt like it, i shrunk it it didnt absorb anything ond one piggy kept eating it! i do like cage liner's better which is why i learnt to make them instead of payin Â£40 each it costs me about Â£13 per liner plus two hours but much better than vet bed
I recently changed to vetbed, and although the initial set up costs are pricey (ie Â£20-30) it is worth it in the long run as you save so much from not buying large amount of sawdust and hay - I have saved Â£35 a month from not buying sawdust and hay in bulk.
I have a double hutch, outdoors in my shed, and I have found it works really well for myself and my boys.
Helps reduce the risk of respirary infections, and is kind to feet!
Very easy to clean (whip it off, pop it in the wash and your done)
Keeps piggies warm
Water/urine whicks away underneath
Poop can become 'squished' in the fibers, brushing the vetbed is needed before washing
Can be initally pricey
Newspaper needs changing every day under the vetbed *
Can start to smell if not removed after a week
*You do need an absobant materiel under the vetbed (ie puppy training pads/inco. pads) or you can use (what i use) newspaper, i've had no experience with the pads however i find the newspaper works very well for myself. The vetbed stays dry where as the absortant materiel underneath becomes wet and is therefore easier to change as well as keeping the piggies dry!
Vetbed does need washing weekly, i have two boars and find the vetbed last 6-7 days, still dry ontop. Vetbed does need washing which you can pop in your washer either by itself or in an old pillow case tied, or you can handwash it.If you do wash it in the washer without it being in a washbag/ pillow case i'd suggest a quick rinse afters to rid any stray hairs
I bought from this seller:
and I bought four of this size, which covered my double hutch and had a second spare set:
One of my boars Artie on the vetbed:
I also, would strongly recommend a section of your cage or hutch which is vetbed free, and use this area as their dining area/ toilet area. I have a hay tray and sawdust litter tray with newspaper underneath, this makes cleaning so much easier the hay/sawdust doesnt become tangled in the fibers and it just needs a quick brush before popping it in the wash
Hope this helps x
really? mine shrunk a little did you have an absorbent layer underneath? but you need an absorbent layer underneath as the vetbed draws it away friom the surface but then it needs to go somewhere to be asorbed. but lots of different things work the liners sound cool.
I must admit I haven't looked back since changing to vet Bed, With fleece I had to change my cage every 3-4 days, now I can go 5-6 days without needing a full clean out. I do still do spot checks daily!
The hay tray I use for hay and have started using Megazorb, which I also love take the damp hay out and top it. .
I heard the vet bed with the plastic back isn't as good with absorbing, which is why I got grey and the green backing. I got my vet Bed cut to size from this sellar:
Cost me Â£40 inc postage for 6 pieces (size CC 3x2). I love Vet Bed.