Cleaning out C&C

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I gave my C&C a clean out this morning for the first time since I built it on Monday. I have found a big problem - it is impossible to get to the bit under the hay loft without kneeling in the cage itself and crawling underneath. Am I missing something? Is there a better way of doing this?

Also, I had put the food bowls on a tray to avoid spillage on the fleece but I have now discovered that one of them was using it as a litter tray! I have now put some megazorb in the tray and put the food bowls separate but what's the betting he'll still wee in his food :{
 

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I've got a 3 x 4 C & C and get in it to clean it out. I kneel down in the middle and the girls run round me. :) I only have a 1 X 3 hayloft so it's fairly easy to reach under but I couldn't do it from outside the cage.
 

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I think we will need to get in Buzz and Woody's cage to clean too. The living room pigs are not so bad as there cage is more of a pen that they can go in and out of and has no hay loft.
 
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Hi Flips

That sounds good.

I don't think i will be able to do a hay loft (will see when it is set up) as i am going to have to divide it in the middle.

I bought 2 boars January and within the first week had to take one back to Pets at home as he was not well. He ended up on injections through a bad case of mites apparently it was something to do with thier hay batch. I believe a lot of animals came back due to this (Fudge was ok).

So Sid was away from fudge for 7 weeks . They were going to put him up for adoption if we did not want to buy him again. I felt awful about this and decided to get him.

I had to buy him another cage as they said there may be fighting.

So i now had fudge in a rabbit 100 cage as we bought the big one for the 2 of them / then had to put Sid in a small one. I do not feel comfortable with animals in small cages.

I have tried putting them together but Sid rumbles a lot and i am the one which gets totally stressed out by this .

My friend looked after them at her home when we went on holiday. She let them both out together in her kitchen (she has been a owner of 2 guinea pigs) She said they rumbled a lot but were ok.

I tried it and Sid started growling / it freaked me out completely.

So i have decided to go for the C&C cage / i only came across them last week and thought brilliant i want one lol.

I am going to do a divider in the middle for now. / maybe one day i will be brave enough to put them together and not freak out. The other option is to have them both neutered but i am scared they don't make it with the anaesthetic.(these pigs are treated like babies lol).

Maybe one day i will be able to do it with a hay loft but until then i will keep it ground level.

If anything happened to them in the future and i decide i want other piggies i will definitely take rescues on this site. I only found this site after i had bought them from Pets at home.
Maybe i will be fortunate enough to get 2 what have really bonded. (that's what i wanted in the first place). But until them my boys are with me until the unmentionable happens as i would not part with them.
 
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Forgot to mention.

I do have a run and hutch outside / they take turns in the hutch.

The run is the metal one with spokes / i have divided this a swell / they have a lot of space each.

But do want them to have more room in the house and with winter comming up they will be lucky to get outside with our nice british weather lol
 
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Priestess. I wouldn't worry if they rumble at each other, they just have to sort out who is boss. They will make a lot of noises but as long as they don't lunge at each other they will sort it out. My pair still rumble at each other now and then its like saying hello but making the other aware that they are in charge.

Introducing pigs is always stressful because you are never quite sure what is going to happen but splitting them up actually makes the process take longer.

There is a really good link on here about boar behaviour if I can find it I will add it to this thread :)
 
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Hi Two piggies

The post i posted was for another thread lol have just had to copy and paste it to the original thread. My computer is playing up something terrible today.

Thanks for responding to my post. I have had a good look on here about boar behaviour. But it is a confidence thing with me. They are the first guinea pigs i have had.
My OH has no problem letting them go by each other but it is me constantly shrieking and shaking at the thought of them fighting. It is just stupid behaviour on my part. My poor piggies must think to themselves what is wrong with that stupid women i only want to sniff him lol.
I am going to have to get a backbone and let them tough each other. Funny isn't it i have got to the stage in life that i am confident in my work life and home but when it comes down to 2 guineas meeting i am like a skreechy child lol.
 

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Yeah, like TwoPiggies said, don't worry about the rumbling. My two boys still do it and they've been living together for a few months now.

I've heard that you shouldn't separate pigs unless actual blood is drawn.
 

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I gave my C&C a clean out this morning for the first time since I built it on Monday. I have found a big problem - it is impossible to get to the bit under the hay loft without kneeling in the cage itself and crawling underneath. Am I missing something? Is there a better way of doing this?

Also, I had put the food bowls on a tray to avoid spillage on the fleece but I have now discovered that one of them was using it as a litter tray! I have now put some megazorb in the tray and put the food bowls separate but what's the betting he'll still wee in his food :{

What you could do is put two large beds in that area so they dont pee/poo directly in that area, thats what i have done as i have a awkward spot and i put the boys large armchairs in the area, now they stay clean and its easy to sweep. They only poo by the chairs which is in reach.

:)
 
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