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C&C Cages: bitter sweet!

schavarry

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So today I finally got the 2nd cage finished, the fleece bedding for both made, new "kitchens" in turkey roasting pans and they're all set up!!

It was bitter sweet because they were both SO happy to have the extra space to run around and the new fleece bedding! Bye bye nasty wood chips!!! But they were both wheaking really loud because they couldn't see each other. When they were in the divided cage they could walk up to one another and "chat" through the divider but now they're on separate levels. Either way I've never seen Cinnamon popcorn SO much! :)

Pictures are coming soon... I have to figure out how to shrink them...
 
Do they like the fleece better than the shavings? My husband and I are debating on which would be best and would love to hear your experiece!
 
I just added fleece yesterday

My pigs love it!!!!! My pigs with sensitive feet is walking better, shavings aren't everywhere, and it is much much cleaner!!

First I did a layer of newspaper, them towels, and then fleece.

I am sticking to fleece and it will save me over $$600 a year on bedding.

The poop you have to scoop up is kinda gross, but it is totaly worth it
 
- The new cage! YAY
 
Do they like the fleece better than the shavings? My husband and I are debating on which would be best and would love to hear your experiece!

I had one of my piggies get bumble foot - I think it was because of the shavings he was on. And it was such a pain to clean their cage before. So far I'm really liking the fleece and they're loving it! I'm getting ready to make a fleece forest too! BTW I fleece will be cheaper in the long run! $2+ a week on bedding VS $10+ for fleece and either old towels or $7 for a u-haul pad that should last at least a year! (I'm using a generic care fresh bedding for their kitchen but I can use 1/4 of a bag on 2 kitchen boxes - much less than regular bedding)
 
The poop you have to scoop up is kinda gross, but it is totaly worth it

I use plastic disposable gloves I bought at the dollar store - $1 for 100 and I only need to use them on one hand so 100 days?! or 50 at least!

Also you can use rubber gloves like you would use to clean dishes (non disposable ones) or a mini broom and dust pan (isn't really working for me cuz my piggies pooped on the edge of the fleece so it would fall onto the coroplast lol)
 
Okay, so the fleece def. sounds doable. Thank you Go_Ellie and Schavarry! Couple of questions, how can you tell if they have sensitive feet? And, I have read of bumblefoot but what exactly is it?
 
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong-

Bumble foot is basically an infection in the foot - the feet get rubbed raw by bedding, then infected by walking on pee/poop and then it swells up.

More info here https://www.guinealynx.info/pododermatitis.html
 
I think you are right about the bumble foot. You don't want your pigs to get it, my little boy had it when I got him. It is a pain!!!

But you got the defonition right!!
 
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