- Supporter in '10
So do you guys always take pictures right after cleaning? Are your cavies litter box trained? HOW are your cages always this pristine? And EuropeCavys, what do you use below that gigantic fleece blanket? wee-wee pads? Towels?
Weaver's pigs obviously hit the jackpot, even by this forum's standards ;)
This is the north wall of the piggie room
Hard to get the true picture of the cages, there are 2- 2 x 5 cages, 2- 2 x 4 cages, 2- 2 x 3 cages, 1- 3 x 5 and 1- 3 x 6 cage in the piggie room, each one is a condo with a top and bottom cage. The dining room has 2- 2 x 4 cages and 2- 2 x 3 cages.
There is nothing like hearing 50 plus piggies wheeking for food when you open the fridge or rattle a bag.
I tend to go with a 6 inch side to help keep the bedding inside the cages. We have both fleece and standard bedding and use pelletized pine in the potty boxes and a small coro tray under the hay bins.
We focus on Piggies but we will take in most small furries, some of the piggies are personal, then there are sanctuary and adoptables.
The sanctuary pigs are the older or less than perfect health that are just as lovable just need a little extra care
Decided to share my cages... First a little look on the full thing.
Next to the cages is the storage for the "Pig Junk". A large bag of kiln dried pine, a little bag for daily laundry and three large tubs containing hay, bedding and pellets. There's also a double dish for my free range rabbit.
First is two adult males, Bingo & Pogo, in their 2x5.
Below them are the "Mini Boys", Dillie and Jessie (2 months), also in a 2x5.
The fleece is a little messy, they are both determined fleece diggers. ;)
Next comes the herd cages. The top contains 6 females, 1 neutered male. Girls: Precious, Nugget, Parfait, Molly, Olive & Frizzle. Boy: Fable.
They have a 2x3 kitchen.
Sorry the kitchens look a little messy, haven't done the daily rounds yet.
& a 2x6 bedroom area, 1x2 of that being two "bunk beds".
And finally, the smaller herd consisting of 4 females, Honey, Annie, Pixie & Dixie.
2x2 kitchen area.
2x7 bedroom area. There are also some structural grids to hold up the floor of the cage above.