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Hutch Care

Horange

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Hi piggie parents... our piggies came to live with us yesterday (2 young boars)... they have a hutch with access down a ramp to a run. I'm currently using newspaper to line the hutch.. then a layer of dust extracted wood shavings in the main area, and filling their bedroom area with Timothy hay (although I understand i can use regular hay as bedding as long as they have good hay for eating).
How often should I re-stock their bedroom hay? Obviously, they squish it all down/eat it during the day... should I make it all bulky again once or twice a day? ...do I need to remove any of the old hay? And then should I just spot clean daily and clear all twice weekly? Thank u!
 

Veggies Galore

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Hi Horange !

I spot clean once a day and remove any soiled hay and replace it . I usually find that I have to restock almost of all of their hay when I spot clean. I do a full clean once a week .
 

Rainah

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I refill the bedroom hutch hay every evening before bed, every morning and night I fill up their hay racks, food bowel and water, every morning they let me know its veggie time, they don't let me go pee in peace in the morning lol
 

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My two sows live in an 8 c 2 c and c cage on two ikea tables. They have a hay area with hay trays full of hemparade bedding (hemp based bedding from zooplus) and HAY HAY HAY. The area is just under half the cage in size.

The rest of the cage is fleece cage liners with an absorbent layer in the middle. I poo pick every couple of days and take out any damp patches from the hay trays. I give them a small handfull of hay two or three times daily and always give them fresh grass and a few pieces of fresh veg throughout the day.

The fleece area gets changed once or twice a week.





 
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