Equisorb Review.

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As many of you know, I decided to try Equisorb its £9.90 a bale and one bale does 2 cage cleans. I have 3 cages so all in thats 6 cages. My cages are 4x2 and I am very generous on the layers.

My pigs have been on it 7 days now, no spot cleaning and cage clean is today although they could go longer but I feel 7 days is long enough.

Its very much like the Bunny O Lithium except cheaper, dust free and I think it's less messy, but that could be my imagination. As I have a wooden floor, it is simply a case of hoovering or sweeping the bits that the pigs throw out.

I have also noticed Patrick often gets On/Off painful squeaks and this can happen often. He has been Xrayed and treated for a UTI, its not consistant and their is no blood in his urine. Since using Equisorb he hasn't had any painful squeaks. Which makes me think it's the fleece or the powder which has been upsetting him.

Now I don't have too keep the hay off the fleece, my pigs can forage all round their cage. I think this is better stimulation for them.

My niece comes over weekly and obviously my mum lives here, both agree the pigs don't smell but they did with fleece and incopads. I had to change them every 3 days!

They still get their fleece beds as all I have to do is shake them. Technically we have the best both worlds minus the smell.

Overall I will continue to use Equisorb, as I feel it's much better for me and my pigs.


One negative, I need to clean the boys bits more often as they like to drag their bums across the cage :)>>>.
 
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Where is the supplier near here?
 

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The place in waterfoot does a giant bale of cardboard bedding for only £6 I think. I know equizorb is hemp based but the card stuff is meant to be very good.

Didn't think you would ever take the pigies off of fleece!
 

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I've been using equisorb in the shed since July and I love how absorbant it is and how it along with hay and grass allow natural behaviour. I used shavings out there once when I ran out of equisorb and the smell was so overpowering to me that I couldn't bear to use it again so make sure I get bags in advance.

It's good stuff.
 

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The place in waterfoot does a giant bale of cardboard bedding for only £6 I think. I know equizorb is hemp based but the card stuff is meant to be very good.

Didn't think you would ever take the pigies off of fleece!

I've heard mixed reviews about the cardboard bedding. It's not ment to be very absorbant, and apparently its a bit on the smelly side!

I really like Equisorb, the fleece was just too smelly Charlotte it had to go :))!
 

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I hated fleece, it was smelly and far too much hard work!
 

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Great to hear that the equisorb is working well for you! I'm going to try it one day in the boys hayloft. :)
 
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