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Pigsitting Leaving pigs for a day and sitter isn't keen on poop duty

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I want to take a couple trips soon. One would be where I leave around 5am and be home by noon the next day. Another would be a few days long. I live with my sister and she may watch my pigs for me. She isn't sure about cleaning up all their poop; I haven't yet shown her how easy it is. Would my boys be okay if they got poop picked up just once or twice a day while I'm gone? They would still get their hay, water, etc. I'll likely change all their bedding before I leave. Unfortunately, boarding them for the longer trips would be more difficult because the rescue only takes in boarders on Saturday, and the events I want to do start on Fridays.
 
I want to take a couple trips soon. One would be where I leave around 5am and be home by noon the next day. Another would be a few days long. I live with my sister and she may watch my pigs for me. She isn't sure about cleaning up all their poop; I haven't yet shown her how easy it is. Would my boys be okay if they got poop picked up just once or twice a day while I'm gone? They would still get their hay, water, etc. I'll likely change all their bedding before I leave. Unfortunately, boarding them for the longer trips would be more difficult because the rescue only takes in boarders on Saturday, and the events I want to do start on Fridays.
It's important to ensure that your guinea pigs have a clean living environment, as poor sanitation can lead to health issues. While it's not ideal to leave their poop for extended periods of time, as long as your sister is willing to clean their cage at least once a day and replace any soiled bedding, your guinea pigs should be okay. However, it's still important to show your sister how to properly care for your guinea pigs and their cage before you leave, to ensure that they are getting the appropriate care they need. You may also want to consider leaving some written instructions for her to follow, just in case she forgets something. Additionally, you should make sure that your guinea pigs have plenty of food, hay, and water to last them throughout your trip, and consider leaving some extra in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
 
They'll be absolutely fine if the poop is only picked up once a day.
 
I got home after today - left them for about 30 hours or so. I think my sister picked up their poop once and yes they were just fine. I can't help being unsure about it all because I have rarely gone on any trips since I got them 3 yrs ago.
 
I got home after today - left them for about 30 hours or so. I think my sister picked up their poop once and yes they were just fine. I can't help being unsure about it all because I have rarely gone on any trips since I got them 3 yrs ago.
I know how you feel. I've had pigs since 2010 and I'll go on a trip alone, because I know my wife will take care of them. But we can't go away together. I don't really trust anyone else to look after them.
 
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