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    Question How To Properly Clean A Cage?

    I heard that you need distilled vinegar. Is this true? If so, how do I get it? Do I make it? I've been substituting it with dish soap.

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    Re: How To Properly Clean A Cage?

    Plain vinegar will work just fine -- half water, half vinegar.

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    Re: How To Properly Clean A Cage?

    I clean the cage without anything, just water. I think, it's could be not good for a guinea pig to wash its cage with something?

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    Re: How To Properly Clean A Cage?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuhlyaOneLove View Post
    I clean the cage without anything, just water. I think, it's could be not good for a guinea pig to wash its cage with something?
    Washing the cage with plain water simply isn't washing it. The cage needs to be cleaned on a regular basis with some sort of cleaning solution. Listen to @bpatters.........a mixture of vinegar and water will work just fine. Let the surfaces of the cage dry before you put the cavies back into it.

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    Re: How To Properly Clean A Cage?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    Plain vinegar will work just fine -- half water, half vinegar.
    Doesn't the vinegar smell too much for them? I just tried using it (with water. In fact, I probably used more water than vinegar) and it smelled way too strong.. is there a way I'm supposed to mix it that I'm doing wrong?

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    Re: How To Properly Clean A Cage?

    Quote Originally Posted by KirbyFan8910 View Post
    Doesn't the vinegar smell too much for them? I just tried using it (with water. In fact, I probably used more water than vinegar) and it smelled way too strong.. is there a way I'm supposed to mix it that I'm doing wrong?
    As I said, let the surfaces of the cage dry before you put the cavies back into it. The smell should dissipate shortly.

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