Many guinea pig owners are curious when they come across fleece bedding for the first time. As a longtime piggy slave, I receive quite a few questions:
"Are you using blankets instead of bedding? How does that work? Is it a chore to clean?"
To answer a few commonly asked questions, let's get back to the basics by explaining how it works.
WHAT IS FLEECE BEDDING?
Fleece is a type of fabric that can be used in combination with an absorbent material as an alternative to conventional paper or wood-based bedding.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
With traditional wood or paper-based bedding, droppings mix into the material. Urine is absorbed by the material, which can remain damp for some time.
Properly prepared fleece allows urine to pass through, soaking the layer of absorbent material underneath. Solids such as hay, poop, and food remain on the surface. The fleece acts as a barrier, wicking liquids downwards so the top layer (and your piggy's bottom!) stays dry.