So, I thought it would be a good idea to post our methods all in one place as a way to share and learn. Tell us how big your cage is, what you put underneath the fleece, how you deal with the sides, how often you clean it, washing, ect.
I put 3 layers of towels underneath. Then I put the big fleece over top of that and pin it to the grids with clothespins. I use smaller squares of fleece laid on top plus various beds.
To clean it, I roll up the squares every day and shake the poops out. Once a week I strip the whole 2x10 cage and wash everything in 4 or 5 loads of laundry.
What do you do?
Edit: This was a long time ago, just so theres no confusion.
I don't see the need in any more towels, as my pigs don't really pee on the fleece. There's the occasional poop, but that's it. I have on of those ugly, woven mats at one end of the cage, with a "kitchen" set up on that. I bought a long, low plastic bin and cut an entrance into it. From there I fill it with aspen, put a paving stone beneath the hay rack, and put in the food dish.
I use a brink in each corner to hold the fleece in place/stop them from tunneling behind the "kitchen".
I change the "kitchen" every Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday. I wash and change the fleece every Tuesday and Friday.
ETA: Pictures, hehe. :P
Lower level (before I had the mid and top)
And for Mr. Foster I just have a layer of puppy pads and then fleece in a 2x3[/img]
- Supporter 08-09 & 11-13
The other side of the cage is the "kitchen" area.
I just need to figure out how to keep Nina from burrowing. I was thinking about buying some type of metal rods from the hardware store. Then, sewing casings around the edges of the fleece that i could slide the rods into. Hopefully they'd be heavy enough to hold it down. Has anyone experimented with something like this? I've done rocks and bricks, but she is seriously crazy and finds a way to move them.