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loves2travel

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For a 2x4 cage housing 2 pigs, how long will a 10L bag of careFRESH last? How about a 40oz bag of timmothy hay?

also, on a cmpletely different topic, does each pig in the cage need its own water bottle? I read somewhere that they do, somewhere else that they can share...help!
 

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Not sure about the first bit (my bedding bags don't come with weights so I have no idea what they are!) but mine have always shared one water bottle per cage. If they argue over it, by all means add another, but sharing one has never caused a problem with mine.
 

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My 2 older girls in 1 cage also share 1 bottle now. They will take turn to drink.
 

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The 10L bags are the little bags. I used to use carefresh in a 2 x 3 cage and would buy the 50L bags ($16.99) which would last 2 cage changes. So I'm guessing you would need at least 3 10L bags to fill a 2 x 4.
 

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as expense is going to be a bit of a problem for me, does any body have any cheap solutions? I've heard something about a product called yesterdays news? What does it replace, and does it work?
 

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I strongly recommend two water bottles. Kennethhlhm is fortunate that they don't fight. Not all pigs are that harmonious.
 

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I use aspen shavings in all but one of my cages. I buy kaytee's aspen in a 2 cu ft bag (which expands to 5 cu ft) It costs $10.99 from petsmart. I prefer not to shop there but I cannot find an alternative product at that price elsewhere. One of those bags will last me for over one week and I have 2, 2x4's and 1 2x3. Plus assorted hamsters and gerbils.
 

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carefresh and other beddings in OR

loves2travel said:
For a 2x4 cage housing 2 pigs, how long will a 10L bag of careFRESH last? How about a 40oz bag of timmothy hay?

also, on a cmpletely different topic, does each pig in the cage need its own water bottle? I read somewhere that they do, somewhere else that they can share...help!
A 10L bag of carefresh didn't even start to cover all of the cage that I have(2x4) it took 30L . So just ended up buying a 50L bag and another 10L. I change my bedding when I use carefresh once a week it takes 30L a week. So 60L lasts 2 weeks or two changes. But because of the cost of carefresh i started using pine which turned out to be more expensive due to the fact i ended having to take my piggy to the vet.
Here in Oregon in Aloha there is a store called "Aloha Garden And Feed" and they have great buys on bedding I went there last night and got woodpellets $3.99 for 32 lbs and then got Super Shavings which are neither pine nor cedar for $2.99 when they charge 6.99 at petsmart. I was so happy!! Yay!! Then at Target I got aspen bedding for $3.49 they charge $4.50 at petsmart.
I would use two water bottles because you always want 2 or more of everything if you have more than 1 piggy.
 

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i've decided on a bedding, now i have one last question

is their eating hay to be strewn all over the cage, or put in one spot. i saw one photo of a cage and all the hay was in the litter pan
 

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I think you can do a little bit of both. A lot of people like to put the hay in a hay rack, so it doesn't get soiled or wet. However, you can also take a handfull and put it somewhere in the cage.
 

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my piddies fight over the water bottle so i put another in, and they still fight over the orignal one, like its not even there!!!
 
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