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Jiperly 08-04-2011 09:43 PM

Cleaning the Cage
I've read that I should clean the cage every week or so, and it suggests ammonina....

Huh? Like, do I throw out the wood shavings, clean the cage floor with ammonina, clean the wheel with ammonina, ect ect, or do I keep the shavings, or is ammonina overkill, or ???

08-04-2011 09:47 PM

Re: Cleaning the Cage
I have no idea about ammonina, most people here use a water/vinegar mix to clean to remove smells and clean up everything.

What kind of wood shavings? Ceder and non dried Pine Shavings are dangerous for hedgehogs breathing and can harbor mites.

Aspen is fairly safe but still has dust and potential for might issues, I just wanted to mention that since you posted about the shavings.

Usually you can spot clean the shavings out the urinated and poop areas and put the rest back in if you wanted to, I am mega OCD and the short period I had shavings I changed all of it each time

leaveittoweaver 08-04-2011 10:13 PM

Re: Cleaning the Cage
If you're using shavings you would want to throw them out if your doing a deep clean. I would spot clean daily and full clean once a week. You can use a vinegar/water mix or you can use a vinegar/hydrogen peroxide/water mix or just use Nature's Miracle for small pets :)

Jiperly 08-05-2011 04:54 PM

Re: Cleaning the Cage
Thank you this is very helpful!

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