Very strong ammonia smell in urine?
I clean my degus' cage competely out once a week (Sunday). Usually when the week is just about up, it starts to smell but not very badly. It's only Friday and I came in and it smells like someone poured hair dye in the cage. It smells very strongly of ammonia. I haven't changed shavings or anything. There may be a bit more hay in the cage than normal, could this cause it? I'm cleaning their cage out early because it's so strong. Any other possible causes for the change in smells? And does anyone else's cage smell of ammonia when it hasn't been changed in a bit?