ICE BRICK COVERS – fleece

$6.95$18.95

Each BRICK COVER is made to order

Choose type: FLEECE POCKET or FLEECE SLEEVE, and fabric colour as directed.

NEW 11th NOVEMBER 2021

Pic below courtesy of T. Dent

Why ICE BRICK COVERS can be a good choice:

Ice brick covers are an item that many folks use to prevent their cages becoming a slushy mess as frozen bricks and water bottles thaw, and dribble condensation into the bedding over a warm day.

Some people need to use them to prevent their pets becoming wet from the dribbles, particularly for rabbits as they do not cope well with being wet.

Wrapping the ice brick or frozen bottle in a cloth can sometimes work, however, many pets get curious, or just plain naughty, and pull things apart, getting themselves all tangled and they end up not being able to enjoy it at all. A fitted cover will allow pets to get close to the comfort of the ice item.

LICKING: As the bottle thaws, the dribbles are quite okay for pets to drink and lick, it’s only water. No damage will occur to tongues as the surface is already wet.

PROTECT FEET: Little feet are sensitive to extreme temperature, so fabric covers are a great way to protect tiny feet from getting too cold, too quickly.

Thawing bottles can affect bedding such as carefresh, wood shavings, hemp and newspaper. Water makes it wet, and it simply stays wet and could go mouldy, so needs to be replaced.

 

HOWEVER – if you are using fleece cage liners, they’ll soak up the dribbles off the bottles, thus leaving the floor dry to touch for your animals. (Here at Deano we make liners for every type of cage and hutch).

Check out how and why fleece bedding can work for you – Link: About Fleece


Cooling your pets during warmer weather is very important – something cold to lay against, or to lick during the warmer days can make a huge difference to their well being.
So whether you use a frozen water bottle alone, in a cover, an ice brick wrapped or unwrapped, is entirely up to you.
Do what works for your pet, your pets home, and your budget for both time and money.


DEANO ICE BRICK COVERS

FABRICS – Why fleece works:

For those seeking a cover for the brick to protect their pets feet from being too cold on contact.

The fleece will wick liquids away from the brick, and there will be some condensation inside the cover – however, the outside will remain dry to touch – but coolness can be felt through it.

Fleece is quick to air dry, just peg on the line undercover.

FOR WATERPROOF COVERS, they have their own section, click link: ICE BRICK COVERS WATERPROOF

Despite several enquiries about cotton covers, no one ordered them, so I will not offer them in summer 2022/23

 

WHAT SIZES WILL BE AVAILABLE?:

The three sizes are:

These ESKY ice bricks are all available at Bunnings –

ICE BRICKS ARE NOT INCLUDED – I will make fabric covers only.

LARGE SLIM           32x20cm x 1.7cm thick

LARGE CHUNKY        20x12cm x 4cm thick

SMALL SLIM           16x12cm x 1.7cm thick

All of these are common sizes, you may find the ones you already have at home will be very similar. As fleece fabric is stretchy to a degree, covers for these may fit others as well.

NOTE: The Esky SMALL SLIM is the same size as the Decor ones you use in the kids lunchboxes.

COVER TYPES – – FOR ICE BRICKS:

 

The SOFTSHELL POCKET – Waterproof, with velcro closure.

This is a cover made from soft shell fleece – smooth and waterproof on the outside, with a thin plastic membrane in between the inner fleece and outer layers. It’s thin, non breathable, and non stretchy.  These covers will have a velcro closure on one end.

order these here: ICE BRICK COVERS; Waterproof


The FLEECE POUCH – fleece, with velcro closure.

This one is a simple bag with a velcro closure on one end – made from single layer polar fleece.

You could fill this with whatever icebricks or frozen gel packs you wanted, large or small, fold it over etc – versatile in size.

 

 



The FLEECE SLEEVE

A single layer of polar fleece sewn to create a simple pocket that slips over the ice brick.

The cover folds over itself, use front or back, very simple.

No velcro or closures.The coolness will come thru, but surface will remain dry for your pets. Polar fleece is quick to air dry too.


PHOTOS OF FINISHED ONES:

LARGE SLIM ICE BRICK: Pictured left to right – Softshell pocket (waterproof), Fleece pouch and Fleece sleeve in the Vikings fleece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LARGE CHUNKY ICE BRICK:  Pictured left to right – Softshell pocket (waterproof), Fleece pouch in Cacti fleece, and Fleece sleeve in the dark blue space fleece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TO SUIT SMALL SLIM: Pictured left to right – Fleece bag with elastic closure, and a Fleece sleeve in Leopard or Dinosaurs.

Really simple to use, just slip the little bag over the brick, and pop it into the cage, carrier etc, easy.

This Esky block is the same size as the Decor ones for the kids lunchboxes. (Ideal for use in pet carriers etc)

Frozen bottle covers – I have decided to discontinue them, little interest last year.

 

 

 

 


 

Weight N/A
COVER TYPE:

Fleece sleeve Large slim, Fleece sleeve Large chunky, Fleece sleeve small slim, Fleece pouch Large chunky, Fleece pouch large slim, Fleece bag small slim

Fleece Fabric

Airmail, Aquascape, Balloon animals, Bees, Black, Blossoms, Blue dots, Bright Pink, Bubblegum, Bunnies peach, Camel, Camo, Chocolate, Crochet, Cupcakes, Daisy, Denim, Donuts white, Fantasy, Ferns, Flutter, Forest, Geometric grey, Grey, Mid Blue, Moo, Navy, Pansies, Paua, Paws multi, Purple, Random, Random boy, Random girl, Red, Snowy trees, Tartan, Tiedye blue, Twilight, Undersea, Yellow

Testimonials

Richard Pepperell
Richard Pepperell
2023-12-20
Arrived quickly. Quality product.
Taj Al-Thifairy
Taj Al-Thifairy
2023-11-29
Always a great experience purchasing from Deano Designs, my guinea pigs absolutely love the soft beds and tunnels. They're easy to clean and come in such cute designs.
Georgia M
Georgia M
2023-10-29
Definitely a return customer of Deano Designs. Robyn has been great to work with and communicates well and is happy to help with custom pieces. Would recommend to anyone in need of Guinea pig/ small animal bedding. I have my liners and accessories on rotation! 💕💕
Laura McCosker
Laura McCosker
2023-08-16
I purchased 8x cage liners - these are fantastic products! I use them over VetBed and they keep my piggies so dry and comfortable. They have also cut back on my cleaning time. They fit the C&C cages with a tiny bit of overlap, which means hay/droppings can't fall down the sides and make a mess. The whole lot can be easily rolled up, taken outside, and shaken into a bin. They're heavy enough that they stay in place and don't need to be pegged to the side of the C&C cages like plain fleece, but also light enough that they're not a big load on my washing machine. Outdoors, they dry in a few hours and are ready for re-use. Very well-sewn compared to others I've tried, with quality fleece. Quick and fully trackable shipping across the country.
Lyn D'Ath
Lyn D'Ath
2023-08-02
I'm very happy with my order that arrived today. Can't wait to see what my babies think. They love having a cleaned house every day. This will make my job so much easier. Robyn your products are so well made. Thankyou for you friendly, wonderful service.
Cuppa Kopi
Cuppa Kopi
2022-11-30
Perfect every time. We were introduced to Deano Design Perth when we adopted our Guinea pigs from the Gold Coast Guinea Pigs Rescue. We had only ordered from here. Robyn is so accommodating and her products are the best in the market. Ignore the review from people that have not tried her products. If you have tried her products, you will definitely come back for more. Like most of us. Keep doing what you’re doing best, Robyn
Gus Jeanne
Gus Jeanne
2022-11-28
These fleece liners by far the best investment you can make when having guinea pigs. Super absorbent and what blows me away the most is that when it comes time to wash them, after a spin dry they dry on the line in about half an hour. They make life so much easier come cage cleaning day. I only wish I knew how good they were when I first got my pigs. The owner is a lovely lady as well and also does pig grooming and is generous and not pushy with advice
Jessica Eke
Jessica Eke
2022-11-12
I've been purchasing my guinea items from Deano for years, the very first items I got are STILL in perfect condition, not one loose thread and super absorbent. My guineas love their beds so much that I have to have multiple items in the cage, else there's a royal rumble over who gets the best seat in the house :)
Jane Z
Jane Z
2022-10-06
Good products, and our first order lasted 6.5 years! On to the next set of liners...keeping our piggies dry and comfortable.