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Old 06-25-2019, 07:47 PM  
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Default Re: Help With Cleaning Out Cage??

Definitely don't use any kind of scented soap! That'll be very stressful on a hamster as their sense of smell is much stronger than ours, so it can be very irritating to them. A better solution for cage cleaning of a healthy hamster is just a simple vinegar and water solution, this does work really well for cutting out surprisingly strong odors without being heavy on potential irritants.

Full cage cleans really don't need to be done often, in some cases they may never be necessary. Spot cleaning is adequate in almost all situations, and a cage the size of yours should probably be fine going without full cleanings for 6 months and even then it may not be necessary as you should be gradually cleaning and replacing substrate anyways, so long as you have at least somewhat decent substrate depth(6+ inches being best).
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