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kiss_liss
« on: July 02, 2007 05:39:40 PM »

Hey everyone... I recently made some cozy beds for my guinea pigs:

This is a bed I made ages ago from an old t-shirt and my cutie pig poppy modelling it:


I made 4 of these pink cupcake fleece-lined sacks for winter.. they have wadding in between the two fabric layers for extra warmth. Here is sooty winking at the camera hamming it up:

And my beautiful senior piggie (she's almost 11 years old) coco:

My other pig minnie doesn't like her picture taken lol.


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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2007 05:49:27 PM »

These are very nice.  Do the pigs eat the fleece and if so, can it make them sick?  I'd love to make mine a nice bed (I was thinking of knitting and felting one out of wool) but I'm afraid she'd eat it and it might be bad for her.  Do you know anything about that?  Your pigs seem to like the one you made a lot!

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007 06:05:34 PM »

Aaaawwww, your piggies are so cute!!  Coco makes me miss my Piggy Wiggy... Sad  But they look so cute!!  I wondered the same thing about them eating the beds though.  Have they?  I'd imagine it would make them sick though.  When my dog eats socks, he gets pretty sick, I'd hate for the piggies to get that sick...
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007 06:48:30 AM »

Oh my goodness, so cute! I'm overwhelmed with cuteness! Love the beds, they're very cool.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007 04:12:25 PM »

Hey thanks for the replies guys, one of my pigs seemed to chew on the fleece because I could see little lines of fleece pile all sticking up in one area... but I don't think they actually ingest the fleece so it doesn't seem to affect them badly.  Also, I've been using polar fleece to line my cages (the blue and pink backgrounds in the photos) for ages with no adverse effect on the piggies.  You'd just have to try with the fleece and make sure your pigs don't actually eat it, but so long as they have lots of hay around they shouldn't be too interested.  Also if you plan to make some, make sure you wash the sacks before you put them with the pigs... I noticed the fleece seems to repel water (and piggie pee) until it is washed.

Melli

Edit: I forgot to mention that the outside dark pink of the sacks is actually a thin corduroy type material... so they don't bend out of shape in the wash.
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