They are compacted when packaged and expand out to 3 times the packaged volume when you are spreading it out. I only use the white paper, not the multi colored. The reason I do this is mainly because it allows me to monitor their urine and feces to ensure they are normal. It also allows me to see if they have any abnormal discharge or if they have injury or illness that causes bleeding.
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During the day my GP is in a large pen with fleece. I have washable incontinence pads under a sheet of fleece. I made fleece pads about the size of kitchen towels in the corners. Those are 3 layers. One side woven fabric, middle is a microfiber kitchen towel, top is plush fleece. My GP snuggles and sleeps on these and uses them for a bathroom. They wash and dry well. I flip them to the woven side when I pile hay on them so they’re still absorbent but the hay doesn’t stick.
Also, if you buy fleece, there is a plush variety that I recommend. It feels silkier, wears better, doesn’t pill, and the hay doesn’t stick as much. I used to have trouble finding the right side of fleece but learned this trick. If you pull the fleece along the stretchy edge, it curls away from the right side. When you pull fleece along the edge that doesn’t stretch, it curls toward the right side.