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Do your piggies do this?

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FABIsInTraining Tue 13-Oct-09 09:52:46

I have just cleaned out their hutch and they seem to wee more in the bit with the full door, which is also where their bed is, than anywhere else.

clayre Tue 13-Oct-09 13:29:44

my 2 seem to wee more beside their food dish, very hygenic of them!

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 13-Oct-09 15:11:22

sounds like my male hammys

they like to wee in their bed or even worse have a food corner and sometimes i see them backing up and peeing over their food

and yes they then eat it

<blondie hangs head in shame of disgusting hamsters!!!>

havent a clue why - ovb mr blondes and I dont wee in our bed or on our food grin

FABIsInTraining Tue 13-Oct-09 17:06:50


AngryFromManchester Tue 13-Oct-09 17:21:00

my male guinea pig wee's in his igloo
and poos in there hmm

the female is much more hygenic (quell suprise)

123andaway Tue 13-Oct-09 17:41:39

Mine wee in their sleeping bit too - girls and boys. Its always more dirty/wet than the open bit when I clean them out.

AngryFromManchester Tue 13-Oct-09 17:44:27

i suppose they are doubly incontinent and cannot help it <snigger>

FlightAttendant Tue 13-Oct-09 17:46:56

I am having a problem with my rabbits doing this.

Well it is supposed to be possible to get them to sue a tray...might be worth a try! I always have a saturated hutch floor and have to let it dry out while they are in the run.

My mum told me to put an oven tray or a cat litter tray in the bottom, to make it easier.

I have put an old baking tray in there tonight...will see how it goes.

FlightAttendant Tue 13-Oct-09 17:47:23

use a tray I mean

FlightAttendant Tue 13-Oct-09 17:48:01

...and yes our piggies do it too, I meant the tray thing for them as well - housetrained piggies! I've seen it talked about somewhere.

FABIsInTraining Tue 13-Oct-09 19:07:14

I bought them a really big bendy tube to play in but they use it as a toilet as well.

I saw a litter tray today, considering getting it.

moshie Tue 13-Oct-09 19:25:32

I use a thick layer of newspaper on the bottom of the rabbit hutch to stop the floor getting too wet. Makes cleaning out easier too.

PoisonToadstool Tue 13-Oct-09 19:29:42

We had a litter tray when we had rabbits - but then they would just sit in it rather than anywhere else in the hutch/run anyway hmm

moshie Tue 13-Oct-09 19:34:52

Oh, and I'm just about to order a bench cover to adapt as a hutch cover. I'll put it on back to front IYSWIM, and cut a flap for ventilation, and insulate it with an old blanket and newspaper.

FlightAttendant Tue 13-Oct-09 19:50:59

Yes, I already use loads of newspaper but it takes about 2 days and it is saturated. There are three bunnies in the same hutch - small, but prolific! And they are in the run for 6+ hours every day.

They don't half wee a lot.

ZZZenAgain Tue 13-Oct-09 19:56:58

mine tend to do it in the corners more than anywhere else, so if their sleeping areas are not in the corners , they don't wee there.

When we first got them they seemed to wee around the food bowl as well which I thought kind of hmm
not however actually in it though, they did always leave a few hard doodles in there - but not anymore. I think it might be an age thing and they get a bit more continent as they get a big bigger.

Also re the poos ,no w they are bigger and don't actually get into the food bowl in order to eat from it. They used to sit right inside it. Now they stand outside and just put their heads in.

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