- Party Poop-er
I'll be on vacation soon and a teenage girl in our neighborhood will be looking after my 2 pigs at her house.
They both share a cage and I will be providing hay and pellets. When I asked about rates, she said "pay me whatever you want."
It's been a while since I needed a sitter so I'm totally out of touch with what current rates are. I don't want to shortchange her by underpaying. Any thoughts will be helpful.
For what it's worth, I would also get an extra water bottle. Some pellet feeders you fill at the top and they keep the bottom full.
(I write this as someone who always worries something will happen and I want food and water available)
When I'm gone only for the weekend, all they have to do is refill water bottles, hay lofts and pellet bowls.
If I'm gone longer than that, say for a week or more, I ask them to vacuum up poo pellets and rake out the hay lofts of old hay daily (I provide the little pet hand vac right there next to the cage) before refilling the food, hay and water. Once a week I ask them to switch out the flannel panel flippers (I have a set of fresh ones ready to be installed), and I don't expect them to wash the soiled ones.