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I’m Loving…My Furry Balls!

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Yes, that’s what I said. Now I should point out here that initially the balls are not furry, just very scratchy, but then the fur comes…

I’m thinking I should probably explain!

As you may know, we have two guinea pigs here. Our little piggies live inside with us, and as such, their cage is fleece lined and all of their ‘furniture’ is also fleece. Here’s a little look at some of their bedding and furniture so that you get the idea…

Ziggy's Piggies Guinea Pigs in Cosies

They have a good old variety of fleeces, from shelves, to snuggle sacks and they now even have a throw cushion sofa – yes, I know, I go too far but I adore them! Anyway, all of this means that every time that I clean them out I need to wash their cosies and fleeces, which is usually twice a week.

There’s usually a little bit of hay left on it, though that tends to shake off quite well, it’s more likely to be their pet hair that sticks to it. So when it goes through the washing machine, though it comes out lovely and clean, it often comes out a bit hairy, too. The next wash also tends to be affected, so we have the odd furry tee shirt!

Until my sister-in-law was here recently as I was washing the fleeces and she mentioned about these pet hair and lint catching balls that might help. Obviously, they were immediately ordered and I now love them! Here they are, small velcro balls and you can see the odd strands of hair still caught. These have been de-fuzzed as they generally come out thick with hair.

pet hair and lint catching balls

Now when I wash the guinea pig cosies, I pop 3-4 of these balls into the washing machine with them and they collect all of the hair during the wash cycle. And I do mean all of it, with none of it left clinging to the fleeces and none of it lingering in the drum and coming out on my next load of washing.

I bought mine from a company that is unfortunately no longer trading, but I’ve spotted these over on Amazon that appear to be the same thing:

Such a simple concept and little gadget, but they work brilliantly well and as you can probably tell, I love my furry balls!

And no, this is in no way a sponsored piece and I did purchase these myself, I just wanted to share as I’ve been really impressed with them.

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