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Old 06-17-2007, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default White Stains on Cage Base????

Any ideas how to get white powdery (I assume dried urine stains?) stains out of plastic hamster cage bases? My bargain FOP Gimmey cage has scrubbed up really well apart from a couple of areas on the base.

Scrubbing hasn't worked - any ideas what will shift the stains?
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Old 06-17-2007, 03:44 AM   #2
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Hi Holly. The stains are calcium build up in hamster urine. Get a bottle of plain white vinegar (just the stuff you buy from supermarkets) and let the vinegar sit on the stains for a while, say half an hour and then use a nail brush or an old tooth brush to scrub it off. Keep applying the vinegar until it has loosened all the white marks. Hope this helps. x
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:21 AM   #3
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If it is a thickish stain we find an old chisel to scarpe it away works a treat!
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:19 AM   #4
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my mum used diluted bleach on the stains Ali made, and washed it thoroughly several times. as no-one is using the zoo zone at the minute there was no danger from the bleach. it removed most of it
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We use bleach then wash it out and leave it outside.
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