FLEECE CAGE LINERS
FOR C&C and Kavee CAGES
There’s lots of info on this page about how to make your C&C, and about the liners Deano makes for them. It’s a long page.
Scroll down for information such as:
1. What are C&C cages?
2. Fleece cage liners – what are they, how do they work?
3. Number of occupants and cage size recommendations
4. How to find your correct fleece liner size in our online store/SHOP
5. Cleaning are care of your fleece cage liners – also see (About Fleece)
6. Tips for adding another level or loft to your cage
7. Ramp gaps and accessways – how to choose the right liner, and get the right fit.
What are C&C cages?
C&C cages are basically a set of wire plastic coated grids around 35cm square, that you clip together to make a cage for your guinea pigs – to give them more space to run about.
They connect together with the plastic connectors provided in the package, or you can attach them together with cable ties if preferred.
In the base of the cage, you buy a sheet of corflute (like plastic cardboard) and trim it to size, or fold the edges up to create a base where nothing falls out onto your floor like hay and poops. This means the floor has a waterproof barrier between the guinea pigs and your floors.
The cages can be configured in many different ways, single or multiple levels, connected with bridges and low angle ramps – limited only be the space in your room, and the amount of grids you can afford.
Are C&C and Kavee the same size – basically yes.
The sizing on both of these are very close, so the regular C&C liners I make will fit Kavee as well.
Link to Kavee in the UK – yes they ship to Australia: https://kaveecage.net
FLEECE CAGE LINERS:
Here at Deano, we’ve been making fleece cage liners since 2013.
WHAT ARE THEY? – Deano fleece cage liners have three layers, all stitched securely together. There’s nothing to pull out or recover – it’s just a simple ‘mat’ that you can wash, over and over.
The top and bottom layers are polar fleece – this fabric works as a wick to pull liquids into the middle absorbent layer and keep it there – like a disposable nappy. This means the outer surfaces are dry and comfortable for your pets.
WHATS INSIDE: The liners contain a non-toxic, highly absorbent cotton based core on the inside which absorbs and holds the liquids.
There is NO PLASTIC or waterproof layer in my liners. Liquids will not leak out through the bottom so there is no need for any plastic barrier..
Deano liners need nothing else on top or underneath to make them work for you – no carefresh, no puppy pads, no shavings, no towels ….nothing!
Save yourself time, money and water by washing one single item – instead of many bedding layers .
The Deano 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 is nice and clean for a few more days. So no matter which side faces up, it will work for you.
Deano fleece cage liners are reversible – they’ll work no matter which side is facing upwards. Easy to wash, quick to dry – and back into the cage.
RECOMMENDED OCCUPANTS FOR CAGE SIZES:
This picture taken from the Kavee website.
HOW TO FIND YOUR CORRECT C&C LINER IN THE DEANO SHOP:
Choose your liner by GRIDS LONG then by GRIDS WIDE – searching by size in cm will not work in this category.
The regular grids are 35cm x 35cm, and add 1cm for a connector gap.
So, my liners are sized in multiples of 36cm ie: 4×2 = 144x72cm plus an extra couple of cm all round for a relaxed fit in the cage.
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.
In between washes – if you’re pressed for time, take the liner out and hang it in the breeze for a few hours to dry off. It will start working again straight away.
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.
Our fleece cage liners are made to be easy to use, easy to wash, and quick to dry – so they can get back into the cage faster.
All Deano Designs Perth liners are machine washable – or you can hose them off, or handwash them.
FOR INFORMATION about cleaning and maintaining your fleece cage liners, see ABOUT FLEECE section here on the website.
ADDING ANOTHER LEVEL TO YOUR C&C CAGES:
– LOFT LINERS – wide or narrow
- If you’d like to add a second level to your C&C cage, I also make liners for the loft areas, you can have them made with the standard 15cm x 21cm ramp gap, or without.
- Absorbent liners for the corflute ramps are also available: C&C RAMP LINER
DO YOU NEED A RAMP GAP IN YOUR LOFT LINER?
RAMPS FOR C&C CAGES:
ABOUT RAMP GAPS – You might have constructed an upper level in your C&C cage – and if you are needing a fleece liner for it, ramp access is something to consider.
How the ramp attaches will affect how the liner works and fits your cage.
Check the pics below to see how your ramp will attach to the upper level. Then you can choose the option you need for the loft liner. You can also choose for the ramp gap on left or right.
OTHER LOFT LINERS:
‘L’ SHAPED : Available on the 2×2 grid liner size, you can select either the regular 15x21cm ramp gap – or a full L shaped gap 34cm space.
TWIN RAMP GAPS – Yes, from October 2021 we can offer all loft liners with ramp gaps on the left and right – twice the fun for piggy zoomies! Choose TWIN RAMP GAPS when you select your loft liner sizes.
To order liners to fit the Kmart grid instead, use this link: Fleece liners Kmart grid cages (NEW)
WHERE TO BUY GRIDS AND COMPONENTS TO MAKE YOUR C&C CAGE:
STOCKISTS OF THESE CAGE TYPES – I do not sell the cages or components, I suggest Guinea pigs Australia website as a popular choice.The grids are also sold online as ‘wire cube storage’ etc, check the number of squares per grid, to ensure small piggies can’t wriggle through.