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    Litter Under Fleece

    I have been having issues with my cage smelling and I am in the process of experimenting things that could work. It doesn't "stink" all it really is is the guinea pig marking their territory i guess but their cage is in my bedroom. A while ago I asked my mom if she had any ideas and she mentioned cat litter. But to put it under the fleece in a thin layer. Would that work if I got the right kind of litter or should I just do something else. Thanks

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    Re: Litter Under Fleece

    The only concern I have with that is if your piggies get under the fleece and sample the kitty litter it could hurt them. Good luck!

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    Re: Litter Under Fleece

    I think it could harm them if they happened to eat it. What have you tried so far?

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    Re: Litter Under Fleece

    Well my pigs don't burrow under the fleece anymore and I either weigh it down or if it's big enough, clip it to the sides. I have tried towels and fleece, and bedding. but the bedding was cheap stuff that came with a cage so it didn't really work. i am going to try to buy either uhaul pads or bedding this weekend to experiment. THanks for the quick feedback

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    Re: Litter Under Fleece

    I would think the litter would stick to the fleece. You could try disposable puppy pads or pooch pads which are washable puppy pads I have used both before and they never had any problems with odor control. Hope all goes well and you find a good solution.

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    Re: Litter Under Fleece

    I wouldn't use the cat litter because if they eat it it will expand inside their belly and cause a lot of problems. I strongly suggest not using the cat litter. I use wood pellets which give off a very woody smell, but cover up the pigs smell well. Just MAKE SURE you get the kind with out chemicals or excellerators, they aren't safe for the pigs.

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    Re: Litter Under Fleece

    No cat litter but yesterday's news might be a good alternative or as squint96 said the wood pellets.

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    Re: Litter Under Fleece

    I've tried wood pellets under fleece. It worked pretty well but get stuck to fleece. So other than having to brush off hay and fur from the top, I have to brush off the wood dust from under fleece before putting it in the washing machine.

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    Re: Litter Under Fleece

    Thanks for all the feedback. I'm going to pass on that idea and I think I will try puppy pads because I just found some leftovers from my puppy. THanks again

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