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Old 03-31-2010, 08:10 AM   #1
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Question Homemade disinfectant??

Is there anything i can use to make a homemade hamster disinfectant for Milos cage?I dont use disinfectant atm - but i want to start using it, but im not sure how much it is, and it would be easier if i had a home made one.
Could i use washing up liquid - but make sure its all washed out of course before i put the stuff back? Just wondering - seen as i have mould inside the cage look at my thread.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: Homemade disinfectant??

I use the special cage cleaning spray.

I read somewhere that chemicals that go cloudy in the water are a massive no-no, but this doesn't always apply - bleach doesn't go cloudy and thats a definite no-no.

Not sure about washing up liquid as it may not kill bacteria thats lurking.

I have once used anti-bacterial kitchen spray to clean the cat litter box out when I was out of everything else. but not sure if thats ok for hams?
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: Homemade disinfectant??

if your not using disinfectant that might be why theres mould!
As although your cleaning well the invisible bacteria is still lurking
( i sound like a mr muscle advert or something? )
i use Johnsons Small Animal Disinfectant Spray - Pet Universe
which even has a little hammy on the bottle
which has lasted me for ages and although it makes cleaning out take a bit longer (you have to leave it for 15 minutes afterwards) it makes the cage smell really nice and fresh.
It makes it feel clean.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:24 AM   #4
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Default Re: Homemade disinfectant??

Ok, i think ill use that, and LOL, mr muscle!
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:17 AM   #5
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I use Johnsons aswell, it's really lovely
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:30 AM   #6
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I use one from Wilksinsons which is only about 1.50 I think and lasts quite a while
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:07 AM   #7
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Default Re: Homemade disinfectant??

Vinegar is a natural disnfectant and can be used to clean cages when diluted in water. Stinks the room out though so I prefer to use Pets at Home's Cage Cleaning Wipes.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:28 AM   #8
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I love those wipes! I also use beaphar spray, the blue one with the bunny on the front. Lasts for ages and you don't have to rinse it afterwards.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:31 PM   #9
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Default Re: Homemade disinfectant??

I use white vinegar on Spuds cage and I don't ever have a smell when its diluted 50/50 with water. Works really well as well - I should maybe start using it everywhere in the house.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:19 AM   #10
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Default Re: Homemade disinfectant??

I think i might try the vinegar - i found it really, really good when getting off wee marks. I had a 'rip off' cage of a crittertrail - and the wee marks were completley stuck, but i tried vineger - came off like a charm
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