I use just two-three layers of newspaper underneath and it needs to be vaccumed everyday with a dust buster. I wash the fleece every 5-6 days before it starts to smell.
The hay and shavings do stick to the fleece. In the back right corner of the cage you can see a litter box. My favorite thing to use is a layer of Yesterday's News or wood stove pellets, because they dont stick to the fleece. I normally use a hay rack above the litter box but the particular pig that I have in there won't use a hay rack, so the hay is in the litter box and gets changed every day.
Also, I go to the landraumat to wash my fleece, it is more expensive, but the washers that we have for my apartments for some reason like to have hair and dirt cling to every part of it. I dry it here, though.
Don't know where I'd get enough newspaper though. Could I use towels under the fleece?
I'm liking this! The piggies could have lots of neat colors and designs.
You can also go to Walmart or Joanns and get some fleece cut to the length of your cage. I use two layers of fleece which comes out to a bolt length folded in half most of the time.
You can try towels (In my experience it made it smell- but every cage is different) You can also try puppy pads.
That is one thing that I like about the fleece. You get to choose your colors and designs. Here are a couple of mine:
The puppy pads are a good idea also, thanks. The care fresh is running $18- $20/week. I'd much rather spend all that money on other neat piggy stuff.
Whew! I've really got to get off of here. My brain is reeling with ideas. :)
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I really like your 3 tier cage, I want to TRY building a cage like that, so the 4 of them can be in the livingroom with us.
But I need at least 2 cubes' height underneath the cage for storage, then, I won't be able to reach the 3rd level, ... *sigh*