put baking soda in a cup near the cage to help absorb bad odors. Also NO CEDAR chips. I know no one has suggested it. But just making sure
recycled paper-based litter was the best for me. if you go with a wood chip, aspen is better than pine or cedar (less dust and smell)
Coming from a veterinarian and cavy breeder background here: if you’re not using a recycled newspaper product (like carefresh), you really have to clean the substrate every day to avoid the smell. Definitely wash the fleece daily.
they make rabbit cages with a grid floor/tray underneath for droppings. Kitty Litter goes in the tray, since then bunny can’t eat it.
I believe in the power of MacNett’s Mirazyme.
Regular cleaning is key… With Newspaper and like bedding, its a daily change.Recycled paper bedding (carefresh) you might get an extra day
Just use woodshavings and plenty of hay for them. Not fleece. And give them a shallow tray (e.g. seed tray) to use as a litter tray.
When I had guinea pigs, I bought pellets (they were for cats I think) that disintegrated when wet. Then pick up the newspaper with gloves :)
Also, guys, I’m sorry to make it harder. But I don’t live in the US, so if you could pretty please avoid brand products, you would be the most awesome Team UFYH ever :). Anyways, my cage is 1m x 80 cm, for 2 pigs. I’ll try pinechips or ask again heh
and DO NOT use febreeze around small furries… their lungs are sensitive :(
she needs materials that are better at moisture absorption, like Carefresh or something = longer time between cleaning, less odor
Use aspen shavings instead. A lot easier to clean, and a lot less likely to trap bacteria.
I’ve heard that if you have one area with carefresh or pine chips where they can poop and pee and the rest with fleece it helps. I have my whole C&C cage with newspaper and pine chips- I clean it once a week. Also, how big is it? It may be too smal
pig poop everywhere! I try to scoop it out every day (or every other day) but there’s never enough cleaning! (or veggies, btw)
Change the newspaper once every 1-3 days. You won’t have to constantly wash the fleece but it keeps the smell away.
you might be able to use pine pellet kitty litter or something similar instead of newspaper! Something not-clay based. Much less smelly.
Febreeze is your friend! Also, I spray my fleece with Shout spray before I wash it, and that seems to cut down on odor retention.