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Cleaning Kitchen Area

kimscoppa

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Hi! What does everyone use in their kitchen area? I currently am using kiln dried pine & it's a little messy. Does anyone use the cage liners?
Thank you for any & all suggestions :)
 
Wood pellets. I try to scoop the soiled hay off every day and then stir the pellets and use till most pellets are totally broken up before I refresh.
 
I have homemade pads about the size of placemats. One side is fleece, the other plain woven fabric and a middle layer that’s a thin kitchen towel. I use the woven side up for a hay pile. It’s absorbent and the hay doesn’t stick to it. If I need a wee pad for cage corners, I flip the fleece side up. At the end of the day, shake it outside and throw it in the wash.
 
I have homemade pads about the size of placemats. One side is fleece, the other plain woven fabric and a middle layer that’s a thin kitchen towel. I use the woven side up for a hay pile. It’s absorbent and the hay doesn’t stick to it. If I need a wee pad for cage corners, I flip the fleece side up. At the end of the day, shake it outside and throw it in the wash.
Hi, thanks for the feedback :) So you change the pads out everyday? I was thinking of ordering a few fleece liners with the uhaul absorbent pads in them but wasn't sure if people used them for the kitchen area. My 2 pigs pee a ton. 😁 Thank you again for the feedback :)
 
The little pads I change out each day, or more often if they get wet. My pigs mostly used the corners of the cage and the food areas for a toilet, so the rest of the fleece stayed pretty clean.
 
Do you put pads in the kitchen area? What kind? TY! :)
 
I sew the pads myself. They are 3 layers. One side is fleece, the other side is woven cotton like quilt fabric, and the inside layer is a lightweight kitchen towel. I make them different sizes, but the size of a placemat is nice for a hay pile. They’re soft and absorbent and easy to wash.
 
I sew the pads myself. They are 3 layers. One side is fleece, the other side is woven cotton like quilt fabric, and the inside layer is a lightweight kitchen towel. I make them different sizes, but the size of a placemat is nice for a hay pile. They’re soft and absorbent and easy to wash.
That is awesome. I will have to get the supplies & try that. Thank you. :)
 
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Here is a picture of a hay pile on top of one of the pads I sew. They’re easy to make, and you can sometimes find remnants or scraps so they’re economical.
 
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