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Old 08-09-2014, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I know about the debate between fleece and particulate bedding, I thought what if I were to take a pet blanket then cut it into small strips, mimicking woodchip but it is actually fleece? Hedgie is comfortable, cheap for me, plus she can burrow if she likes. All the benefits of both fleece and particulate, to my knowledge. To wash I would shove them all into a washing-bag then stick it in the washing machine with everything else. Seems pretty fool-proof to me, but I would love some opinions. Thanks
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Just be careful about shaking the poop off the scraps. It doesn't all dissolve in the washing machine. It's why I never switched to full fleece scrap bedding myself. Much easier to shake the poop off a larger piece of fleece.
Except for the poop, it's a grand idea.
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I use a fleece liner on the top level of his cage and pieces of fleece where he sleeps. I wash them seperate from other clothes. I also use free and clear detergent so it doesn't irritate his skin with perfumes or dyes.
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I do that too. My dad visits sometimes and he noted, after watching me and listening to me discuss the hogs, that they are kinda like having teeny children who are allergic to everything.
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Thank you, I think I'll try this idea and if it's too much of a problem with the poop I'll switch it out
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So did it work? If it did I am so going to try it out!
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Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, if you're still interested I would not recommend it, especially if your hedgehog does not use its litter tray often... However, it is a very good idea for perhaps a dig box or small section of your cage. The main problem was, as suggested, the poop issue. If you have a fairly large cage it could also take a lot of fleece to create a decent floor covering so overall I did not find it to be worth the hassle.
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