Everything you need to know about using Fleece Cage Liners for your small pet!
Detailed information on how to prep and clean your Fleece Cage Liners.
Using Fleece Liners are cost effective, better for the environment and also much healthier for your pets overall well being. Not to mention with so many fun prints and colours, Fleece Liners are very decorative!
Each custom made Fleece Cage Liner is made with 3 layers – all stitched securely together – quality polar fleece on the top and bottom layers which wicks away the moisture from your pets and a non-toxic, highly absorbent core on the inside which absorbs and holds the liquids and keeps your pets comfortable and dry. There is no plastic used in these liners, making them safe for your pets if they decide to chew them.
Fleece Cage Liners simply lay in the bottom of the cage – there’s no velcro, no clips, no hooks. It’s a single ‘mat’ that you can simply pull out and wash – there is no need for paper towels, carefresh, newspaper, cotton towels, plastic, puppy pads or shavings. Nothing is required underneath, or on top of the Fleece Cage Liner to make it work.
The cage liners are designed to be reversible which makes cleaning halfway through the week a breeze! Just shake out your liner, flip it over and your cage if nice and clean for a few more days.
I recommend the liners should be spot cleaned daily to keep your pet’s home clean and healthy. You can do this easily by using a small broom and dustpan or even purchasing a hand-held vacuum. Of course you can also just remove the fleece liner and take it outside, shake it out and put it back in for a quick cleaning day.
All liners should be changed out every 4-7 days or as needed. Please do not keep them in the cage any longer, even if the cage liner still feels dry to the touch.
All liners are machine washable and dryer safe.
Setting Up your Fleece Liners
So you have your new fleece bedding, now what?
To allow Fleece Liners to do the job we intend it to do and draw the liquids through it into the absorbent core in the middle – called wicking – the Fleece Liners MUST BE washed and dried AT LEAST twice before using in your pet’s home. This is due to all new Fleece Fabric having a type of waterproof coating – this is why your fleece jumpers keep you dry.
Please DO NOT USE Fabric Softener, as it will put the waterproof barrier back on the fabric.
Washing your Fleece Liners
WASH: Machine or hand wash your Fleece Liner in cold or warm water with a natural liquid detergent, do not use Fabric Softener.
DRYING: I highly recommend drying your Fleece Liner outside in the sun by folding them them over your clothes line and depending on your weather they will dry quite quickly. The sun is a natural bleaching solution which will keep your Fleece Liners fresh and healthy.
As with any washing the more water you can squeeze out after washing, the sooner your Fleece Liners will be dry. Line drying is kind to the environment, and saves on energy costs to you.
TUMBLE DRYING: Fleece Liners may be tumble dried on a low/medium heat. It should be noted that Fleece is a synthetic fabric and repeated tumble drying on high temperatures may reduce the lifespan of your Fleece Liners.
Cleaning your pet’s Soiled Fleece Liners
When using Fleece Liners all you are required to do for a full cage clean is roll up the soiled Fleece Liner, place in a basket, carry outside and shake the liner out. It is important to sweep, vacuum or shake off as much hair, hay and poops as possible before washing it.
Next take your Fleece Liner to wash in the washing machine or hand wash in your laundry tub and after you can place it on your clothes line to dry or put in the dryer. Remembering that the more water you get out by spin cycle in the washing machine or squeezing, the sooner your Fleece Liner will be dry.
When washing, use a natural liquid detergent to wash your Fleece Liner and add a cup of vinegar to the wash for an extra boost in cleaning and removing any possible odours. I highly recommend putting your washing machine through a extra rinse cycle after it’s finished cleaning your Fleece Liner – as it will remove any loose pet hair from your machine – stopping hair from getting on any clothes in the next load of washing.
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