- Ze French Piggies
go into babies departments and look for padded *blankets* ( sorry can't find the English correct terms). They can be a tad expensive but look at second hand stores. You can sometimes find treasures there..even for piggies:)
those pads are reusable and absorbs quite a bit.
They are harder to find. Most of mine came from Wal-Mart back when I still shopped there. They came in a package of 3 sizes -- the large size (which covers about half a 2 x 3 cage), a medium size (good for under the water bottles), and a small size that can be used as a lap pad.
Bottom line, I'm just sick of all the laundry.
It's Day 3 on the cardboard experiment. It's holding up well (so far), and there is no odor and the fleece is still dry. Question will be how many days does it take for it to get soggy and how big a pain will it be to dispose of.
It seems to work pretty well, I oftenly touch the bottom of the cage with my hand to feel if there is any wet spot, and there isn't. :-D
The problem comes when I actually got to clean the entire cage and shake the fleece, it's a mess! lol. As we live in a flat, it's imposible for me to go outside to shake the fleece from the balcony, my neighbours would kill me! lol.
Also, the amount of shelvings used per week produces such lot of garbage in the end. And Germany is the most complicated country regarding garbage. If there is something in a bag that shouldn't be in THAT bag, they just won't take the damn bag. We got like 5 differents garbage bins in the flat to select garbage, it's so neurotic! Lol.
So I would also like to know a method that, keep my piggies warm and dry, but that doesn't produce such loads of crap!.
Off to the haberdashery to get some in a couple of hours and need to know how much to buy!
Bassy and Oliver are in a 2 x 5; Toby and Otis are in a 3 x 3; Henry is in a 4 x 1 3/4 with a "den" on the side of it, and Zachary is in a 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 with a loft.
ETA: Uh-oh. Seems that Otis has just discovered that there is cardboard under the fleece.
- Let Sleeping Pigs Lie
This happened in my girls' cage. I was happily using the disposable incontinence pads for many months, when, one day, Sakura decided they looked tasty and started munching.
Fortunately, she only nibbled small pieces from the border and no damage was done.
I haven't used the disposables since. A paper-based version does sound intriguing!
Well...still so far so good on the cardboard liners. No odor, no wetness. The test will be how much of a pain they are when cleaning time rolls around. And also how long I can go between cleanings (with the double towels and crib pad, I could go a week).
The only problem I've run into so far, is that it is harder to use a rubber brush to sweep up poos and hay because the fleece tends to bunch up. I used some double-sided tape to help secure it; binder clips would probably work, but I would worry about them getting their feet caught on it (I'm a chronic worrier).