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3cavygirl
02-05-05, 07:03 pm
I recently started using fleece for my boars' cages, and I love it! It looks so pretty and the piggies like it too-nice and soft for them to lay down on. There are so many patterns to choose from with the fleece! Last night my daughter and I bought two new patterns as they were having a sale at JoAnn Fabrics. Now we have 3 different patterns and 6 total fleece beddings for the cage.

This is the method I have found that works best for me: Daily I spot clean poops and check the newspaper. Every other day, I change the fleece and all of the newspaper that is messy. Once a week, I wash the cage with vinegar and water solution. With 6 changes of bedding, I only have to wash piggie laundry once a week or so.

I've tried wood shavings (aspen) and carefresh, but after trying fleece, I have to say fleece wins in my book. It is less messy, easier to clean, and prettier, at least in my opinion.

The only problem I have with the fleece is that the shavings from the litter pans is hard to pick off the fleece. I may go with newspaper and hay in the litter pans, someone else mentioned it works for them well, can't remember who as I write this!

AngelsCavies
02-05-05, 07:30 pm
I Have the same problem too. i use the sweeper hose to suck up the bedding.

3cavygirl
02-05-05, 07:37 pm
That is a good idea. Have you used newspaper and hay in the litter pans? It seems like a good idea, less messy than shavings, and cheaper, too. Maybe they would go potty in the pans more because of the hay? But could that hurt them, eating the hay where they poop? I would think it would have to be changed very often.

Poohbear
02-05-05, 07:55 pm
maybe try using carefresh. It does not stick to them and it is easier to get off the fleece in my opionion.

Ly&Pigs
02-06-05, 02:52 am
I may go with newspaper and hay in the litter pans, someone else mentioned it works for them well, can't remember who as I write this!

That would be me! I change it out everyday, sometimes twice a day. The good thing I have found using newspaper and hay is that they hop in there to eat the hay and end up peeing/pooping in there while they are doing it. But they only eat the hay out of their litter pan when it has just been changed out and fresh newspaper and hay put in. I don't put very much hay in it either. Just a very small amount. They do have a huge hay loft in their cage.