Question by Brittany: How Can I Clean The Ferret Cage?
My Mom just got a used ferret cage, and the sellers didnt bother to clean it. I’m trying to, but not even bleach will work. Any remedies or anything would be greatly appreciated!
Answer by trisha
bleach is a good start for cleaning germs and bacteria (needs to be left on for three minutes at least) but It does depend what material your cage is made from. If it has a plastic tray the amonia in some urine can get into the grooves and it might be best to replace the tray. as far as the metal part goes rust cleaner if the urine has caused some of the cage to rust Mr. Clean and Oxiclean in hot water or better yet Black and Decker Scum Buster with a brush attachment but you need to do it outside and it needs to be washed and rinsed extremely well after. Also sunlight (UV rays) helps to kill germs and well as a hair dryer. A firm brush is a must. using a hose outside if possable makes things much easier. You dont want your ferret breathing ANY chemicals. So rinse well, even vinegar. The number one best thing that i have found that is not chemical is vinegar. soak in bleach (straight bleach) and rinse extremely well, than wash with vinegar. If its metal and there is no sign of rusting from the urine I would do the same. vinegar nutralizes the amonai and as it dries the viegar smell goes away and takes all other smells with it. Hope this helps.
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