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Old 10-17-2009, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am curious. i see that people sew many layers of stuff for the liners. i am going to order the bigger cage in the next few days. i will be making the liners myself. is there something wrong with using a single layer. or should i sew a towel underneath. seems to be alot of conflicting info
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can do either. I used to use a single layer with a layer of paper towels underneath. The problem with a single layer is that you need something to soak up urine or spilled water. Once I moved to a 3 layer (flannel/fleece/flannel) liner I didn't need the paper towel any longer.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use a single liner for all of my hedgies but i do change them every morning
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just made 3 layers liner and they are great. The core is fleece and the outside is cotton (more medium weight) and it absobs really well. Plus it's "stiff" so I don't find the liner in the water bowl.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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As someone who has made and sold liners for years and used them with probably 100 or more hedgehogs, I can say with experience that triple thickness liners are the best all round. They absorb best, keep the smell away the best, and because of the thickness are less likely to get pulled into a water dish. Although some determined hedgehogs will still crawl under them, I have far more sleeping under and dragging around issues with single layer fleece.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok i am a little confused about what ya mean when ya say cotton layers. are ya referring to a regular layer or fabric or are they thick layers of cotton fabric like the fleece. and i see using the fleece with layers of other types of material. what about using two layers of fleece. since fleece is thick wouldnt that be the most absorbant. sorry if i am a little confused
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ok i am a little confused about what ya mean when ya say cotton layers. are ya referring to a regular layer or fabric or are they thick layers of cotton fabric like the fleece. and i see using the fleece with layers of other types of material. what about using two layers of fleece. since fleece is thick wouldnt that be the most absorbant. sorry if i am a little confused
I made a mistake in my post, it was meant to read 3 layers. I use cotton on the outside just because the fleece inside make a lot of fuzz I don't want my hedgie to eat or getting caught in their spines.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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cool. i am going to hit the fabric store this week i hope and have my sister show me how to sew. though i do not expect it to be too difficult.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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cool. i am going to hit the fabric store this week i hope and have my sister show me how to sew. though i do not expect it to be too difficult.
haha. I hate sewing. Although I do not have a machine and do everything by hand. But lets just say it is not as easy as it looks. But who knows you might be a natural!
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The sewing part is fairly easy (for me anyway). I get more annoyed from cutting the rectangles of fabric out!
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