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t_mellgren
02-21-14, 10:27 am
So when these little pellets get wet and turn to dust do u just leave it in there to drop to the bottom of the kitchen? How do you clean it out? Cause I vacuum the poops from my fleece daily but if I vacuum the dust the pellets will come out too. I'm using pine kiln dried horse pellets cause I can't find the hardwood stove type in my area. It's to late in the year in Texas. Should I line my coroplast 2x2 kitchen with anything before putting the pellets in?

Artista
02-21-14, 10:51 am
I bought this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XSF42S/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I scoop out mounds of dusted pellets when I see it and especially if it's still wet, but I'm home all the time so I can do this often. I'd say if you work, one time in the morning before you go and one time in the evening and before bed time. Then once a week it all comes out and I disinfect it with white vinegar, let it dry, and add the wood pellets back in.

bpatters
02-21-14, 11:05 am
I leave the disintegrated stuff in there. I just stir it occasionally. And no, there's no point in lining the coroplast. The coroplast IS the waterproof lining, and the stuff is nearly indestructible. What would you be protecting it from?

t_mellgren
02-21-14, 02:15 pm
I guess I wasn't thinking about protecting it as much as ease of cleaning.

bpatters
02-21-14, 02:19 pm
It's about the easiest thing in my house to clean. I shovel out the majority of the pellets, vacuum out the remainder and the dust, and wipe it down with a rag dipped into vinegar and water.

lissie
02-21-14, 03:10 pm
I'm lazy, so I line the kitchen with a plastic bag. I can lift the whole thing out without scooping.

If you do this, you will need to prevent the pigs from eating the plastic bag.

You can see my kitchen here:
http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/96213-Easy-Kitchen-Cleaning-No-More-Scooping!