I have finally finished my one of three cage sets! If you have read my last blog post (click here to read) you would have read that I brought home the piggies earlier than I expected. I thought I would have at least another three-five weeks before I started looking for piggies, but that was not the case. I bought a lot of fleece within the past month because it seemed like all anti-pill fleece was on sale! I purchased various colors and patterns from Joanns and from fabric(dot)com (which I DO NOT recommend, I’ll write a separate post on my review).
Since I was so unprepared for the piggies, I just laid down a very large piece of blue anti-pill fleece that I had intended to make a cage liner out of, but since I had no other option but putting the blue fleece down with some uhaul underneath it, I just went with it. I will be changing the blue fleece with the new red/tye dye fleece I made today! I’m so happy that I’m finally done!
I decided to make a 2×5 cage liner, a 2×2 cage liner, two kitchen pads, a bunk bed pad, a snuggle sac, and a run through tunnel. The 2×5 cage liner took about two hours in total to make, including measuring, sewing, and cutting. I decided to add an extra ten inches to the 27″x71″, so I could fold the fleece over the coroplast to prevent burrowing. I also made a 2×2 cage liner for the upper level. I made two kitchen pads for the high potty areas and I have a bunk bed in the cage that the piggies love, so I made a pad for that too.
The cage liners and pads are reversible. The cage liners have red anti-pill fleece on one side and purple anti-pill fleece (to match my next cage set– a secret!) on the other, and two layers of absorbent uhaul in the middle, to make them extra absorbent! The pads have red anti-pill fleece on one side and a pretty tye dye on the other side, and also have two layers of absorbent uhaul.
I am getting much better at sewing, but I’m still no professional. I accidentally made a snuggle sac way too big, because the first one I made to match my blue/green fleece, was too small. But I actually like it, both of the piggies will fit in it- if they choose to go in together… which they most likely won’t. The snuggle sac is made with the tye dye fleece on the outside and red fleece on the inside, with one piece of foam on the top to keep it open. If they do wee in the snuggle sac, it will go through the fleece into the cage liner beneath it. I also made a run through tunnel, because Flynn loves running through the (very badly made) tunnel I have in the cage now. I accidentally made the tunnel with red fleece on the outside instead of the tye dye, but that’s okay, the floor is the tye dye pattern.
Overall, I’m so happy with how the cage set came out- and I “did it all by myself” (with some cutting help from my boyfriend)! I got a few comments on instagram asking if I sell cage liners, and as much as I would love to, I do not. Since I am not professional, I don’t want to sell something that would be A. expensive and B. not made to excellent quality. Maybe some time in the future, after I keep practicing.
I will be posting a cage tour and me cleaning the cage completely, within the next few days. I will do a separate post on that when I upload the videos!
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