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Old 01-16-2019, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Safe Disenfectants

Hi,

So I am looking for a disinfectant to give my cage a clean out before I add a hamster to it. However, I'm unsure which ones are safe. The most common one I have seen is the 'Johnson's clean'n'safe'. Is this ok to use as a disinfectant before I bring my hammy home? (I'm not going to use it when I clean it out every 4 weeks or so don't worry)

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Old 01-16-2019, 11:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Safe Disenfectants

I don't remember for sure but I think that one has a strong smell so although safe you would need to rinse really well & I would also just air everything out for a good few days to get rid of the smell if you did use it.
I use Safe4 unscented but it isn't cheap, you can use baby sterilising tablets which are safe too.
Some people use vinegar & water but it's hard to get rid of the smell of that too.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:01 PM   #3
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@cypher,
so do you use the Safe4 spray bottle and are all scents safe?
Thanks for the response btw!
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:21 PM   #4
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The spray is fine but you want to avoid anything scented as much as possible with hamsters.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:22 PM   #5
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Thanks, Cypher that helps! I found one on Ebay that's quite cheap.

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Old 01-16-2019, 04:22 PM   #6
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Default Re: Safe Disenfectants

I've used the Johnsons one and it's nice - a slight scent but not too strong - you need to rinse well and air it so it wears off. Also the Beaphar one for small animals which is the one our vet recommended. Same thing - slight scent and needs time for the scent to wear off.

Have also tried the one Cypher linked and that's good too.
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