Loving Aubiose So Far But...

Siikibam

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So I went with aubiose (and softchip) and I’m really liking it so far, even the smell though you only catch it when you smell it. BUT...I ended up with a runny nose and dry throat after setting the boys up on it. I’m hoping it won’t affect me once it’s done, but I’ll have to think about getting those dust masks for when I have to clean them out. I used it in the boys’ cage (with some softchip on top), and also the school guinea pigs’ ferplast. I’m thinking the base may last two more full changes. I’ll see.

Aside from the reaction I’m loving it after only a couple of hours. And the boys seem to like it as well so that’s good.
 

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I loving the aubiose too and I just started using it in my hutch did you line your cage first or just put it down?. @Lady Kelly I know you use aubiose in your hutch too, do you line your hutch with newspaper or anything first?
 

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I don’t put any lining down as I find the aubiose doesn’t work so well then. Someone here suggested no lining and to be honest it works for me. My hutches are lined with Lino - oh that’s a good line! Get it?

Anyway it good stuff for my crowd
 

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Thanks @Mother Hubbard I was advised not to line my hutch with lino as the wee could get under it and rot the floor.
I think that’s where you have to get a little smart with the cutting. I drew out my floor plan then added extra for the sides of the 3 sides of the hutch up to around 6inches then added some for the front section of the hutch.
Then when I cut it. Obviously when I had a bigger piece than the floor plan but I did one slit per corner so the limo is intact it goes up the sides of the hutch without any place for any wee run off to go into plus with the auboise it doesn’t get a chance to get under the Lino and to the hutch. Had my down for 3 years or even longer now with no rotting! Easy peays lemon squeeze
 

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Thanks @Mother Hubbard I was advised not to line my hutch with lino as the wee could get under it and rot the floor.
My hutches are lined with lino . The person who makes my hutches puts the lino base on before assembling the rest of the hutch - to ensure there are no gaps.
 

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I’ve used Aubiose for about 10 years, always been pleased with it. Never had issues with dust or it sticking on the piggies.
I’ve always lined with newspapers first to make it easier for clean out as you can role it up straight into a bag.
I only caught on to lining hutch with Lino a few weeks ago and WOW what a difference. Very pleased with the result on keeping the wooden hutch dry.
 

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I didn’t put anything underneath. Poo picking for the day has been done. Not that many damp areas actually, or maybe it sank to the bottom. But was easy to clean. I’ll have to get a dust mask as it was adfect8ng me a little again. I don’t want to try something else though :no:
 
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