So this weekend the boy and I are flying up to St. Louis for his roller derby tournament (yes, boys play derby too!). They're 4th in the nation and slated to win the entire thing so everyone keep their fingers crossed!
Anyway, we fly out Friday night and won't be back until late Monday. I've hired a pet sitter to pop in twice a day to check on things, feed my zoo, clean up, etc. for saturday, sunday, and monday.
I'm wondering if I should attach the x-pen to Finn's cage and let him have run of the entire thing or keep him caged up except when she's here for the 5 minutes to check on things? Finn isn't the best at litter training so I was thinking of putting down a plastic sheet with a sheet on top to keep his messes from seeping into the carpet while we're away. I hate the idea of him being stuck in his cage all weekend with only 5 minutes of run time. He's still timid so chances are he won't even come out of his cage while she's here.
Other than that I left her instructions to feed him pellets and greens once a day, make sure his hay rack is full, and clean up any messes in his cage. Is there anything else I should tell her to look out for?