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    How often to wash fleece?

    I am going to use fleece over wood pellets for a new C&C cage and have read the threads concerning proper preparation of the fleece, daily sweep/vac, ect...

    One point I could not find and have probably simply overlooked is how often to wash the fleece. My specific situation is a single boar (at the moment), 2x3 single level C&C (again at the moment). I know this may vary, but I would appreciate any firsthand feedback.

    Thanks!

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    Re: How often to wash fleece?

    Wash it when it looks/smells dirty. How often you do it will depend on whether you've got pee pads that the pig uses, or a separate kitchen that catches most of the output, or if your pig has soft poops that get smeared.

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    Re: How often to wash fleece?

    I have a female in a 2x3 cage with washable incontinence bed pads covered by fleece. In the corners I have small fleece pads. I have a hay pan that is actually a large rabbit-size litter pan with paper bedding in the bottom and hay on top. I wash the small pads and clean the hay pan (or eat-in bathroom as I like to call it) daily and wash the rest every 3 days. Sometimes the bed pads aren’t even damp since she goes mostly in the hay pan and corners.

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    Re: How often to wash fleece?

    I have two boars in a 2 x 5 cage. I was changing their fleece once a week, but the fleece was getting dirty too quickly, so now I change it/wash it every 3-4 days.

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