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linda_chicha
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Post   » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:30 pm


I love the hay trail going down the ramp. :)

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Lucky_June

Post   » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:16 pm


Thank you, linda_chicha. :) I put hay there (after I built the second level) so my piggies know where to find their hay rack.

Greenpigs

Post   » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:26 pm


Lucky_June: I like your foam 'puzzle piece huts'! Do your piggies chew on them?

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Lucky_June

Post   » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:03 pm


They did bite the huts a bit at first but not anymore now (since they found out that it's not food). :)

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Aertyn

Post   » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:23 am


My piglets got new fleece (again) this week

First off, Charlie, Josephine and Caramel got this black fleece with white paw prints on it ($7 from 'The Reject Shop')
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Then Josef + Frank got some blue fleece with clouds on it today (and a second story lol!)
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linda_chicha
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Post   » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:58 am


Oohh.. Those fleeces have adorable patterns. :D

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WheeksandSqueeks

Post   » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:00 pm


I love the fleece Aertyn. I however, am having a total loss of brain function when I think of making the girls' new cage. I have put it together one time and my friend and husband took over. I'm off to getting the coroplast this week and am done procrastinating. I would love to tuck my fleece like Weaver but am afraid of them still getting under it. It's also going to be on a stand so I can't move it to get my short, stubby arms across it.

I have thought and toyed with making the loft removable. How would you suggest I do that? I thought of just not zip tying it but then I would be unattaching the grids every time I clean it? That seems like a pain in the arse! I like the hinge door idea, I might toy with that one. If anyone has any other ideas, please, please help me. I wish my pigs weren't hell on wheels.

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rshevin

Post   » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:48 pm


Wheeks, get some bricks and/or rocks, ceramic food crocks, and houses for the 4 corners. They're very unlikely to burrow that way.

I don't know any way to make a loft without zip ties. It just wouldn't seem safe. I think any unsupported span outside the original bookshelf design specs should be supported with both connectors and zip ties (others may disagree).

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Feylin

Post   » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:01 pm


You could use dowel rods that extend over the side of the cage to stabelize things.

For the burrowers- I clip the fleece to the grids with clothespins. I have to do it every few squares! It keeps them from burrowing and it keeps the poops in the cage.

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becksters
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Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:52 am


I have a question. I use vet bed, and instead of ordering another piece, I was thinking of just alternating fleece/vet bed each time I cage clean so that I always have something clean on hand and don't have to wait until the laundry is done.

I was in Wal Mart the other day, and it seems there are different types of fleece? I can't remember what, I should have written it down, but they were all called xxxx fleece, or yyyy fleece.

What type of fleece should I look for? I'm going to buy a piece to lay down and some more to have the small pieces to layer. Cheaper then getting a second piece of vet bed, although I'm very happy with the vet bed I think fleece alternating will work nicely.

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WEAVER
one pig at a time.

Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:45 am


You want 100% polyester fleece. Not microfleece or anything like that. There are a lot of different kinds of fleece so be careful.

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becksters
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Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:46 am


Ok great. Thanks!

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GuineaPinny

Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:49 am


What are the problems with other types of fleece?

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WEAVER
one pig at a time.

Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:01 am


Some fleece actually does not repel urine and will feel wet if peed on.

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GuineaPinny

Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:09 am


Ooh okay, thanks!

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WheeksandSqueeks

Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:30 pm


Anti-pill and polar are the softest I believe. Anti-pill does not bunch up and polar has a thicker nap(?) I think. Some of the throw blankets they sell have polyester in them so be careful.

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Stomphoof

Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:35 pm


I should get a new pic of the cage complete with hay trail. Mine like to carry it around on their backs like the nutjobs that they are.

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becksters
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Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:05 pm


Well Wal Mart is doing their anniversary sale right now and I walked away with some beautiful Winnie the Pooh Fleece (100% Polyester) and some embossed baby blue with teddy bears, and some nice light yellow and all three match. I was going to go with more "girly" colours but their coro is dark blue so I wanted it all to sort of match up. They aren't super girly girls anyway ;)

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Closer up with the embossed teddy's:

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Throwing it all in the washing machine now for wash #1.

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Quinc-Emma

Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:08 pm


That fleece is cute Becksters. I went to Wal-mart yesterday and I almost walked away with the whole store. Stupid sales..

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becksters
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Post   » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:54 pm


Thanks! It's a bit baby like, but they are my babies.

So, I know I have to wash it several times first, but do I have to wash/dry and then wash/dry over and over, or can I wash/wash/wash then dry only once before use?

Not sure the correct technique to get it wicking properly?

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