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1 30th May 19:02
meghan
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Help! I moved the boys' cage today to clean it and found that they have
been projectile-peeing all over my walls. Luckily the walls are a dark
color, so I washed them with soap and water (the walls, not the boys) but
what's the best way to prevent this from happening?

I would imagine any kind of plastic/barrier I would attach to the back wall
of the cage (Martins 695) would be chewed up within minutes. How do you all
protect your walls and carpets from yellow rivers?

Meghan
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2 30th May 19:02
meghan
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Default Yellow Rivers on my wall


Help! I moved the boys' cage today to clean it and found that they have
been projectile-peeing all over my walls. Luckily the walls are a dark
color, so I washed them with soap and water (the walls, not the boys) but
what's the best way to prevent this from happening?

I would imagine any kind of plastic/barrier I would attach to the back wall
of the cage (Martins 695) would be chewed up within minutes. How do you all
protect your walls and carpets from yellow rivers?

Meghan
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3 30th May 19:02
tracey
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Strange, I've never known this. I have had porphyrin dotted walls before
now, from when they have been unwell. Also fresh food dotted walls eg juice
squirted from tomatoes and such. I just use a soapy sponge and wipe off ( I
have plain, pale walls too).

Maybe you could attach something to the wall rather than the cage, a fabric
hanging that can be washed or something easily wiped down.

Regards pee on the carpet, when I clean the cage out I give the surrounding
area a quick wipe over with diluted disinfectant just in case any widdle has
been sprayed on the carpet.

Tracey
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4 30th May 19:02
anti_freak_machine
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As you know, they pee to mark their 'spots'..and as you have seen, they
do it often. Try a strong cleaner to remove all traces of the scent -
and give them a pee-place to 'call their own' to take their minds off
that spot. I've read that if you take some of the material that they
will pee on regularly and put it in the place you want them to pee in,
they tend to start using that spot.
In the meantime, try this- (not sure if it will work)
clean the area near that spot well...and move their food/water there.
They may be less likely to projectile pee in that spot for obvious reasons.

On another note, I plan on using the term 'projectile pee' in the near future.


Haven't seen your setup, but gimmie 10 minutes, a pocket knife, & some
gum and I can prolly rig something.

The gum is for me to chew on.


--
Super Mike
"Mi asno querría un enano y un yate, por favor."
[My donkey would like a midget and a yacht, please.]
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5 30th May 19:02
tracey
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Strange, I've never known this. I have had porphyrin dotted walls before
now, from when they have been unwell. Also fresh food dotted walls eg juice
squirted from tomatoes and such. I just use a soapy sponge and wipe off ( I
have plain, pale walls too).

Maybe you could attach something to the wall rather than the cage, a fabric
hanging that can be washed or something easily wiped down.

Regards pee on the carpet, when I clean the cage out I give the surrounding
area a quick wipe over with diluted disinfectant just in case any widdle has
been sprayed on the carpet.

Tracey
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6 30th May 19:02
janine
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I've had the same thing happen when I moved my girl's cage. They are on
the top shelf of their house sleeping and, I think after having observed
them do it, they are too darn tired to came down to the litter trays. I put
a litter tray up high for them but, again, they don't use it just pee where
they lay!
I went to the 1$ store and bought shower curtains and blue plastic tarp.
The boys cage is free standing so the tarp goes under their cage (I got to
imagining what the carpet was going through) and then I thumb tack a blue
tarp on the wall behind the girls cage high enough so when they stand on top
of their cage they can't pull it down, then d**** the rest of the tarp over
the table under the cage. I bring home giant cardboard boxes from work and
surround the cage, again directly under the cage, because they would kick
litter everywhere. This prevents chewing the tarp (they chew the
cardboard). I toss that regularly and can throw the tarp or curtains in the
wash. If they get chewed they were a 1$. It's a lot but I live in an
apartment plus I was vacuuming every second. I thought I would some day
like to get a plexi glass backing to prevent this.
Good luck! Janine
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7 30th May 19:02
anti_freak_machine
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Default Yellow Rivers on my wall


As you know, they pee to mark their 'spots'..and as you have seen, they
do it often. Try a strong cleaner to remove all traces of the scent -
and give them a pee-place to 'call their own' to take their minds off
that spot. I've read that if you take some of the material that they
will pee on regularly and put it in the place you want them to pee in,
they tend to start using that spot.
In the meantime, try this- (not sure if it will work)
clean the area near that spot well...and move their food/water there.
They may be less likely to projectile pee in that spot for obvious reasons.

On another note, I plan on using the term 'projectile pee' in the near future.


Haven't seen your setup, but gimmie 10 minutes, a pocket knife, & some
gum and I can prolly rig something.

The gum is for me to chew on.


--
Super Mike
"Mi asno querría un enano y un yate, por favor."
[My donkey would like a midget and a yacht, please.]
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8 30th May 19:02
janine
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Default Yellow Rivers on my wall


I've had the same thing happen when I moved my girl's cage. They are on
the top shelf of their house sleeping and, I think after having observed
them do it, they are too darn tired to came down to the litter trays. I put
a litter tray up high for them but, again, they don't use it just pee where
they lay!
I went to the 1$ store and bought shower curtains and blue plastic tarp.
The boys cage is free standing so the tarp goes under their cage (I got to
imagining what the carpet was going through) and then I thumb tack a blue
tarp on the wall behind the girls cage high enough so when they stand on top
of their cage they can't pull it down, then d**** the rest of the tarp over
the table under the cage. I bring home giant cardboard boxes from work and
surround the cage, again directly under the cage, because they would kick
litter everywhere. This prevents chewing the tarp (they chew the
cardboard). I toss that regularly and can throw the tarp or curtains in the
wash. If they get chewed they were a 1$. It's a lot but I live in an
apartment plus I was vacuuming every second. I thought I would some day
like to get a plexi glass backing to prevent this.
Good luck! Janine
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9 30th May 19:02
sue schultz
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Meghan, I noticed that my boys do that too! I went to walmart and in the
fabric section they have plastic sheeting on the roll in different
thickness's. I bought a piece that fits perfectly right behind the cage. I
attach it to the wall with push pins. that helps the back....for the sides,
I noticed that they were using the middle shelf(martin's 695) to pee and
they would poop in the litter box below! SO, I put another high back litter
pan on that shelve and that solved that problem. Also, because of the
location of the cage (by the heat/air register) I hang a towel on the one
side so they don't get too cold. I found this also helps with the pee
flying! Hope this helps a little.
Sue
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10 30th May 19:02
sue schultz
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Meghan, I noticed that my boys do that too! I went to walmart and in the
fabric section they have plastic sheeting on the roll in different
thickness's. I bought a piece that fits perfectly right behind the cage. I
attach it to the wall with push pins. that helps the back....for the sides,
I noticed that they were using the middle shelf(martin's 695) to pee and
they would poop in the litter box below! SO, I put another high back litter
pan on that shelve and that solved that problem. Also, because of the
location of the cage (by the heat/air register) I hang a towel on the one
side so they don't get too cold. I found this also helps with the pee
flying! Hope this helps a little.
Sue
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