I wouldn't use it in the powder form because I can see where that would be messy. You could mix some with water and wipe down the bottom of the cage to clean out any odor. I know baking soda is good for really reducing dog/cat odor in carpeting. I've used this type of mixture in my steamvac to freshen up my carpeting and it works pretty well.
Sprinkle baking soda throughout the cage, then spray it down with clean white vinegar in a sprayer. Let it foam, then scrub it up. Wash down with clean, hot water and let dry. It's really easy, effective and cheap!
I use baking soda in my cat boxes underneath the litter. Seems to make their litter last longer.
Your opening comment reminded me of a situation I once encountered. I had an owner call to say she wanted to surrender her pig because she couldn't keep the cage clean and it always stunk. She was putting something crappy from the pet store in the pigs food to make her urine less smelly, etc. When I went to pick up the little piggie, she had ABSOLUTELY NO BEDDING! This woman wasn't told and had no idea that you needed to put some sort of bedding in the bottom of the cage. Here was this sweet little piggie in a plastic bottom cage, wading around in her own urine and feces. She had one dry corner to lay in, but she was all wet so it didn't matter.
I have learned to always discuss bedding when people comment on their stinky pigs! LOL
I would not put baking soda in your pig's cages!!! It is an astringent that will get on their lips and in their mouths. It will changes the taste of food and will generally make them thirsty and miserable.
And they won't be able to slug some water and get away from it: they will have to live with that bitter taste 24 hours a day.
Put a dab on your lips and keep reapplying it for half an hour -- you'll see what I mean.
It may be fine for a cat litter box, but your cat doesn't live with his face in the litter all day long.
Avoid crushed limestone, that will cause health problems. I have seen it sold in pet stores as a product to reduce odors.
some web sites say dont feed him dried fruits/seed mix and red cabbage and some say to give it to them.
Also what is the best carrying case i should get him?
As for a travel case, I have one of those little pet carriers that are made for smaller pets, they open like a clamshell and have a wire grid at the top. Or in a pinch I use a cardboard box! I put fresh veggies and hay in it.
If you have C & C supplies, you can build a 1 X 1 or a 1 X 2 grid travel cage with grids, zip ties, and a small piece of coroplast.
Once finished, I use those black and silver paper clips that fold over to secure the lid.
Yes that's my piggie, (THANKS everyones piggies are adorable!) I'm just trying to find out everything there is to know. I never been around piggies, always had dogs growing up. I got him 2-15-03 he was very small. He is the coolest little guy and the whole family adores him.
FLOOR TIME: he has a one of those play gates (for floor time) and he can climb over it so i bougt a taller one and he tries climbing up that too. I have very small space in my house what do you do for floor time?