Fleece Users (vaccume Cleaners)

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Twinkle

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What hand held vac do you use? I bought a black and decker one on eBay and it's rubbish, hardly sucks up any of the poops. Anyone got any recommendations?
 

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We use Bush from argos about £40 I think it was. It's good. But hay always seems to be the problem. Black and decker pivot vacuum has been highly praised too, think it was about £50 argos. But I agree with the lovely @biscandmatt vax gator does seem to be mentioned often. Oo and a much much more expensive vacuum is the dyson ones, a lot to pay out just for piggy use mind, but thought to let you know. :)
 

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I don't use a handheld vacuum as the piggies have their own 2200w vax for pet hairs!
Perhaps you could get a normal one if you can't find one that can suck up the poops?:D
 

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Vax Gator Pet. I was influenced by a thread on here regarding hand-held vacs and it is really fab. Be aware it takes a long time to charge up, but it is very good indeed :)
I have smooth haired, a Swiss (fine long and a bit curly) and a Teddy (short but a bit fuzzy) and the Gator copes really well with all the hair types, getting almost all of it off the fleece.
 

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We use a normal hoover! The piggies either hide or walk up to it like they are going to give it a slap... lol. When we used an hand hoover if we sat it in the cage while we emptied it, Sheamus and Big's would head butt it hahaha.

I think those pet hoovers are meant to be good, I was thinking about getting a corded vax gator one.
 

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GTECH carpet sweepers are good too, pick up hair, poo and hay, but buy the cheaper ones as we tend to trash ours quite easily, though you can buy spare parts. I usually get them in Home Bargains or B and M Bargains.
 

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I tried a hand held one but had the same problem, not enough sucking power, might have to invest in a really powerful one one day but for now I stick with a good old dust pan and brush! :) I have a 3inch high piece of wood separating my fleece and kitchen section so hay isn't too much of a problem so far!
 

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I tried a hand held one but had the same problem, not enough sucking power, might have to invest in a really powerful one one day but for now I stick with a good old dust pan and brush! :) I have a 3inch high piece of wood separating my fleece and kitchen section so hay isn't too much of a problem so far!
what wood did you use for separating the areas? :)
 

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It's just a long strip of wood from B&Q/Homebase, was £1.99 I can't remember what they're called but they just have loads of them different widths standing up in a display box near the ends of the aisle :). Soo useful!image.jpg
 

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It's just a long strip of wood from B&Q/Homebase, was £1.99 I can't remember what they're called but they just have loads of them different widths standing up in a display box near the ends of the aisle :). Soo useful!View attachment 30291
thanks. that is what i was looking to get. my cage is a cage part at the back with a run part infront but i need to section them off a bit better really. it used to have a lower edge of correx separating but my maisie couldn't manage even the small step over with her arthritis ankle bless her.

i was just concerned about them nibbling it and it not being safe. but thought plywood might be ok? :)
 

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thanks. that is what i was looking to get. my cage is a cage part at the back with a run part infront but i need to section them off a bit better really. it used to have a lower edge of correx separating but my maisie couldn't manage even the small step over with her arthritis ankle bless her.

i was just concerned about them nibbling it and it not being safe. but thought plywood might be ok? :)
Yeah I tried correx but was hard for them to get over and messy still as it would bend. I think it's safe, seems like the same wood their wooden house is made from, though to be honest mine haven't even bothered to attempt biting it, they only really like to chew cardboard! :p
 

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Yeah I tried correx but was hard for them to get over and messy still as it would bend. I think it's safe, seems like the same wood their wooden house is made from, though to be honest mine haven't even bothered to attempt biting it, they only really like to chew cardboard! :p
i thought that alot of piggy products are made from plywood so must be ok. i can't remember what hutches are made from. should look that up really. thank you :)
 

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I use a normal vacuum with a sock or old tights over the end and every so often empty what it collects into the bin. It saves the hoover being blocked up
 
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