I'm assuming everyone knows this already, but just to be sure, remember to clean under your fingernails! I have acrylics so I use a brush to get under them really good. I'm mentioning this partly because someone recently told me there is "no way" that I can be sanitary with acrylics and that I am exposing my pigs and other pets to germs. Obviously I did not take that comment well. I know how to wash my hands for surgical procedures (which is the way I always wash them, being immunocompromised) and no veterinarian has ever had a problem with it before (I keep my nails short. I only have acrylics to stop me from biting my nails.)
Are you guys washing fruits and veggies with soap and water, or just rinsing them well? I'm sorry if that is a stupid question, I just want to be extra safe. Normally I rinse lettuce very well (keep in mind, I share this food with my piggies, I would never give them anything I wouldn't eat), but I'm thinking maybe things like tomatoes and green peppers could be washed with vinegar water. Vinegar and water is my main cleaning product for literally everything because I know it's all natural.
Also, I had no idea about the Amazon thing, but I will use that link from now on!
- For the Love of Pigs
Soap is not good to use on vegetables. It gets absorbed through pores. The latest I've seen on how to handle veggies is rinsing well.
I don't know about vinegar one way or the other.
- Supporter in 2019
I was aware of the fingernail thing for everyone since my friend's mom who was a nurse always kept her nail short and scrubbed underneath with a nail brush. I do too much crafty stuff to have longer nails, they get in the way.
I get all my pet stuff from Chewy.com and though they are running behind, they are working very hard to get their orders out when they say they will. I am posting here because we had to wait for the credit card to cycle before I could order pellets for my boys and I had to cut it pretty close with the deliveries being behind.
What advice would you offer to someone who runs out of pellets before a fresh supply comes? As someone who is at high risk for developing severe symptoms if I'm infected with Covid-19, my whole family is in lockdown and none of us can just nip out to the store to pick up a fresh bag.
- Supporter in 2019
I got a bit of a scare today. I was running low on hay and both Chewy.com and Small Pet Select said they were experiencing delays in shipping. I decided to order 5 lbs. from Chewy (Rabbit Hole Hay) and another 3 lbs. (I think) from SPS to see which would arrive first. This was on Sunday.
Just now had a knock at the door, which is unusual. I grabbed a mask and went to the door, and a FedEx driver was standing there. No mask. He said, "Hi! I have a delivery for you!" and proceeded to hand me the Chewy.com box and then the Small Pet Select box. No signature was needed, but it surprised me that he was standing at the front door and handing me my packages. I was really glad I had grabbed a mask before I opened the door.
Anyway...got SPS and Chewy.com on the exact same day, only 3 days after ordering.
It's easy to store and I can pull sections off of it. I fill up this garbage can I got brand new and transfer it from there into bags that I keep inside. It's far more cost effective and I don't have to wait and hope it gets delivered. Most of the stores in our area have drive up service. They wear masks and come to your truck to accept your payment. Then they load up your hay and send you on your merry way.