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Old 10-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What's the best fleece liner on the market?

We are new owners of a beautiful baby hedgehog name Lily. We are looking to invest on good quality fleece liners for our Lily. Winter is around the corner and we live in an area where winter can be pretty cold (extreme temperatures can be close to -40 outside). The house has internal heating, so no problem there. But we are concern of any cold draft that may enter the house. Also, the shavings are making its way everywhere in the house. So I was wondering what are good fleece liners for our Critter Nation cage (bottom pan size about 24x36) and get some good recommendations. Not everything can be shipped to Canada. I was looking into Pro-Fleece. Would be safe for hedgehogs? Can we cut to size? Any experiences with it? Any other suggestions?
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Congrats on your quillbaby!

Heating is critical for hedgies, so it's important that you have a constant, stable heat source. Their cages need to be between 73-78* at all times, and fleece alone won't do that. Look into getting a couple ceramic heat emitters, along with a self-regulating thermostat and digital thermometer. Depending on where you buy them the cost is roughly $100 for everything.

Anti-pilling fleece is recommended so it doesn't snag their toes. A few people on the forum make and sell them, as well as on Etsy. But you can also buy the fleece at a fabric store and make them yourself. All you need is 2 panels of fleece cut to the size and shape of the cage floor, sew them together, then flip it inside out so the stitches aren't exposed.

For food, look through the sticky threads in the Diet & Nutrition section. These are particularly helpful:
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Hi. We are in Calgary too. I bought my fleece from fabricland and it was quite cheap. I believe they even have a sale right now. 40% off or something like that.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This woman makes custom sized liners with a top layer, an absorbent layer and a bottom layer, very warm and sturdy. She's also located in canada. I make my own liners, and haven't used hers, but I hear wonderful things about them. http://quillsnthings.webs.com/accessoriesforsale.htm
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Also - if you are looking for a triple layer fleece liner there is a material that is used specifically in human cloth diapering the brand is called "Zorb." I bought my fleece from Joanne's Fabric as they are having a sale at $3.49/yd on the polar fleece (Hancock Fabrics is as well).

Since you were asking about liners I just thought I'd pass this on to anyone who happens to stumble across this tread from the States as well.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh, thanks a bunch for all the replies! We'll look into all the tips!

We have a ceramic heat emitter and a self-regulating thermostat and digital thermometer. Just concern of drafts entering the house. Would like to keep her warm and cozy with fleece. Shavings are so messy! We have shavings all over the house now...
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This woman makes custom sized liners with a top layer, an absorbent layer and a bottom layer, very warm and sturdy. She's also located in canada. I make my own liners, and haven't used hers, but I hear wonderful things about them. http://quillsnthings.webs.com/accessoriesforsale.htm

I'm in Calgary area as well, and Nikki does make amazing liners. Highly recommend her. I had custom liners made for the Critter Nation cage that goes up the side of the cage as well.
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