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Old 06-13-2012, 05:40 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Default Re: Cage Cleaning and enrichment

Originally Posted by bmaditz
I'll look into that right away What are your thoughts on cleaning the cage every two weeks?????????????

I think the cage should be cleaned once a week (or more if necessary). There is a lot of bacteria in the cage, that I personally don't feel comfortable just leaving. Hedgehogs run on their wheel all night and poop and pee. The poop and pee stays on their feet, they they walk about the cage, taking bacteria with them. They sometimes stand on or in their food and water bowls, putting bacteria in their food and water.

Personally, I think the bowls and wheel should be washed daily. The liners should be washed once or twice a week, and the whole cage should be sterilized once a week.
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