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Old 01-17-2013, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I will be getting a hedgehog this summer but I already have 6 guinea pigs that I bed on fleece so I will definitely be using fleece for the hedgie. My question is this: With guinea pigs, we use 1 layer of fleece with 2 absorbent layers. I see with hedgies, most people just use 2 layers of fleece. My question is why is there no absorbent layer? Fleece wicks moisture to the absorbent layer, which is what makes it work so well, but with no absorbent layer the fleece will just wick to the pan of the cage? I was just curious if I was missing something or there was a reason for the difference way fleece liners are used for guinea pigs and hedgies?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For my liners I use one layer of flannel and one layer of fleece.

For snuggle sacks the interior fabric is always fleece... so fleece paired with something else on the outside.

I am not sure why some here go for the double fleece, as I'm really big on using the absorbant flannel too and the fleece to stop it from wicking through.
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Personally, I just use two layers of fleece. But this works well for me because Zannah never pees outside of her litter box or wheel (other than in the bath). There are definitely people here that use absorbent layers though.
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The liners I make are flannel on the top, fleece on the bottom and an absorbant fabric in the middle. I use these for all my hedgies and for my guinea pig too.
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