Attempting to litter train 1 1/2 year old piggies?

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I'm fed up with the piggies fleece getting really soggy and smelly soon after cage cleaning, I know it is quite easy to litter train rabbits but what about piggies? Also, my boys are 1 1/2 years old so is it too late to train them? Have you had any success litter training your pigs?

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in my experience they go wherever they want :)) although I have a friend who claims to have litter trained them.

The closest I have is a litter tray with a layer of sawdust and hay on top, they sit in it to eat the hay and hence do their business as they mainly go toilet when they are eating or sleeping

Edit - should add that it doesn't stop them from doing it everywhere else but it does make it a touch cleaner
 
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my 2 girls when running out and about in the living room so far havent messed apart from 1 single poop, they will race around for half hour, and they will run to the inside cage and stand up at the edge, if i go and put them in they will pee almost as soon as their feet hit the hay :)) then i get them straight back out again and they carry on as they were. ive not done anything to make them do this though, so no idea where they learnt it from!
 

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my 2 girls when running out and about in the living room so far havent messed apart from 1 single poop, they will race around for half hour, and they will run to the inside cage and stand up at the edge, if i go and put them in they will pee almost as soon as their feet hit the hay :)) then i get them straight back out again and they carry on as they were. ive not done anything to make them do this though, so no idea where they learnt it from!


Beware, mine started out like this, then started pooping outside, now they prefer to poop outside, and i suspect are piddling on the carpet too. Its a slippery slope!
 

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As others have said I don't really think litter training is possible to be honest. Ours mainly poo in their upstairs area, but thats just down to the fact they sleep up there and there hay is up there so its where they spend most of their time. Ours also have their cage open so they have the run of the downstairs of our house when we're in and they do tend to pee and poop wherever they want, thankfully we have laminate flooring so it's not much of an issue and is easily cleaned up
 
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Beware, mine started out like this, then started pooping outside, now they prefer to poop outside, and i suspect are piddling on the carpet too. Its a slippery slope!

:)) its ok, they arent in much its only for a quick run time now as they are living in their 7ft hutch and have grazing time in a separate run on the grass so they arent cramped into a small 3ft indoor cage. i own a vax carpet cleaner anyway :)) it gets plenty of use!
 

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My four boars have a small litter tray at the base of their ramps as I noticed they tend to pee there. I just put the tray lined with a few pieces of kitchen roll in. Still poo wherever takes their fancy rolleyes but don't have wet fleece. My little sow pees most in her hay bucket but also uses the corner of her bedroom, again I just line it with small fleecy squares and change 2-3 times per day :))
 
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