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Old 06-17-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default How to tell where they potty?

So far I can only tell they pee in the wheel. How do I know what else is the potty area?
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to tell where they potty?

Remind of which species you have again? I've heard chineseys are particularly prone to using their wheels as a toilet so if you have a Chinese, it wouldn't be all that unusual. It's also not unusual in the other species though so I wouldn't be surprised either. Chances are, if after looking all over, you still can't find it. Then I wouldn't stress over it. Just wipe the wheel down with a wet cloth once a week or so
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: How to tell where they potty?

If you think they might be peeing somewhere else as well as the wheel then the only way I've found to tell is by picking up handfuls and smelling it (sounds horrible I know but you can smell it). Or if you have white/light coloured bedding then it usually goes yellow if they've pee'd on it.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:08 AM   #4
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Mine pees everywhere. It's not a big deal.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:11 AM   #5
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Default Re: How to tell where they potty?

Other than the wheel or sand where it's fairly obvious I do as BP does, sniff & see
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: How to tell where they potty?

They are chinese and the bedding is not white. I can see pee in the wheels but am wondering if they use a corner that should be cleaned more often as well. I have not found any wet spots except where the velcro let go on the water bottle and it leaked all over the substrate.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:51 PM   #7
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Sometimes my Chineseys will pee in their houses so it's worth having a sniff of the nesting material to see, that's about the only way to tell as they pee so little you're unlikely to find any wet areas.
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Old 06-21-2017, 05:40 AM   #8
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Time will tell! I've had Newtie for over 6 weeks and didn't know where he was peeing. It turns out he did have a pee corner, but seemed to be removing the pee'd on substrate and burying it!
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