Any Tips For Using Paper And Aspen Bedding?

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Hi all-
So I am currently using paper and aspen bedding for my piggies' cage with absorbent dog pads underneath. The only problem is that they toilet EVERYWHERE, to the point where it leaks through the bedding! :yikes: The idea of using fleece just doesn't appeal to me, even though I heard that it is better. It just seems a bit harder because you can't clean up the wee by scooping the shavings out, you actually have to WASH the fleece. I just like to be able to scoop it up and throw it away.
I spot clean at least once a day, but it is hard to know where they wee because you can't tell from the bedding I use. I want to be able to continue to use the shavings and dog pads, but I don't know what to do if this keeps happening! I would hate to have to clean it every few days, because I would go through bedding a lot quicker! Though it just seems that spot cleaning isn't enough. What should I do?:help: If you use shavings and can give me some tips, please tell me! Thanks:)
 

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do they have any litter trays at the moment? you could try those with their hay in and most piggies will toilet more where the hay is :)
 

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I use a paper bedding because it's a lot more absorbent than aspen. I do spot clean, but generally I do the full clean out once a week and that's about as often as I need to do it. Paper bedding is really absorbent and holds a lot more pee before getting saturated.
 

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do they have any litter trays at the moment? you could try those with their hay in and most piggies will toilet more where the hay is :)
No, I don't have a litter tray. I'll have to get one and try it!
 

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I use a paper bedding because it's a lot more absorbent than aspen. I do spot clean, but generally I do the full clean out once a week and that's about as often as I need to do it. Paper bedding is really absorbent and holds a lot more pee before getting saturated.
Thanks! I actually am using a mix of both aspen and an offbrand of paper bedding. What brand of paper bedding do you use?
 

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Thanks! I actually am using a mix of both aspen and an offbrand of paper bedding. What brand of paper bedding do you use?
I used to use Carefresh, now switched to Living World Fresh N' Comfy. I'm not sure if those are available where you are (I'm in Canada, different brands here!)
 

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I used to use Carefresh, now switched to Living World Fresh N' Comfy. I'm not sure if those are available where you are (I'm in Canada, different brands here!)
Ok, thank you! That's good becuase I just got a new bag of Carefresh Natural yesterday, so I will start to use that once the offbrand runs out! :)
 
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