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Old 04-17-2021, 04:54 AM   #1
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Default How to thoroughly clean rocks for hamster enclosure?

Hey,

I have just bought a bunch of things to upgrade my winter white hamsters tank and i have seen people on a hamster Facebook group speak about how natural rocks may help to keep the hamsters nails down and can also be a cool spot for them.
I have found a rock that i think is a good size and shape for what i'm wanting but i want to know how to thoroughly clean and disinfect it before i put it in the tank.
Does anybody know the best way to do this? Just want to keep my little guy safe
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Old 04-17-2021, 01:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to thoroughly clean rocks for hamster enclosure?

Anything i'm not sure about i chuck in the freezer for a few days.
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:05 PM   #3
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Some people just leave them to soak in soapy water, some people do it with vinegar and water, some boil them (certain rocks can explode) i'm paranoid and did all 3
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:35 AM   #4
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Anything i'm not sure about i chuck in the freezer for a few days.
Thanks will give this a go!
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:36 AM   #5
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Some people just leave them to soak in soapy water, some people do it with vinegar and water, some boil them (certain rocks can explode) i'm paranoid and did all 3
Is just plain old dish soap okay? Or am I better with like my pet safe disinfectant that I use to clean the tank? Sorry I just get paranoid haha
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Old 04-27-2021, 08:36 PM   #6
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I'm sure dish soap would be fine
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