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#1409371 - 04/28/17 04:00 PM Is jersey safe?
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So it's already starting to get hot where I live, and it'll stay that way through about October/November. So I was wondering if jersey/tshirt fabric was safe to use in my glider cage. I want to make new sleeping and bonding pouches out of jersey so they don't overheat. I run fans and the ac in my house but I still want them to feel comfortable. Or is fleece the only safe fabric?
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#1409372 - 04/28/17 05:27 PM Re: Is jersey safe? [Re: lilqwen]
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I would not use jersey because it can snag which could cause them to get a toe or nail caught.

You can make single layer fleece pouches and not use blankets in the very hot months. With a/c they should be fine.

If you think their room is warm, a fan to circulate the air is also fine. Just don't blow it directly on them.
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#1409373 - 04/28/17 07:27 PM Re: Is jersey safe? [Re: lilqwen]
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What about flannel? Because if I leave the house with them in their bonding pouch I don't want them to overheat outside
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#1409375 - 04/29/17 03:29 AM Re: Is jersey safe? [Re: lilqwen]
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Fleece does breathe and wicks moisture.

Some have made pouches out of cotton or flannel, however, I won't risk it.

In their cage in summer, I offer a double fleece and single fleece pouch. If it gets too warm, mine will sleep on a corner hammock. I need to make an OE pouch for this purpose.

I use antipill fleece for summer single wall pouches. Make them a bit roomy.
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#1409384 - 04/29/17 12:20 PM Re: Is jersey safe? [Re: lilqwen]
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If you make them a single layer fleece pouch where do you leave the seams? Are they seams better on the outside of the pouch?
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#1409386 - 04/29/17 05:09 PM Re: Is jersey safe? [Re: lilqwen]
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Yes. They are keep your stitches tight and thread trimmed.
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#1409419 - 04/30/17 10:38 PM Re: Is jersey safe? [Re: lilqwen]
lilqwen Offline
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate the help ☺
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#1409426 - 05/01/17 06:09 AM Re: Is jersey safe? [Re: lilqwen]
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