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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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I don't know whether I read it here or elsewhere....but I'll ask.

I read that to clean out a chinchilla cage you can use vinegar and water.

I was just curious how much vinegar you would use. Say 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water. Things like that.

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For my sprayer girl (aka Audi), I use 50/50. Otherwise I use a 30/70 vinegar to water ratio, thereabouts. It works well on urine-soaked wooden shelves and takes it right off of the melamine and wire.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 02:27 PM
 
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I agree, 50/50 if you have strong urine odors or stains, but other wise, 30/70 is about right
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 02:59 PM
 
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That's what we used to use as well.... It works great for urine stains and smells
We still use it for the dogs that we foster that aren't quite housebroken
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 03:30 PM
 
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Vinegar is the best thing around! We make cages and the rolls of wire have that black gunk on them. We used to scrub them with regular dish detergent and water and it took forever. now we just put all the cage pieces in the tub and pour in about 1/4-1/2 gallon of vinegar and let it soak clean! hasn't rusted or anything yet!!

I use chlorox to clean the plastic bottoms but 50/50 vinegar to clean the actual cage about 3 times a year.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 06:12 PM
 
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Yup. I put 50/50 in a spray bottle and take it to the melamine once a week. The smell has started to make me gag, but the cleaning power of the vinegar can't be beat. I just wish I could figure out a way to get my little buggers to quit peeing on the melamine and just stick to the bedding! Until I do, though, it's a weekly cleaning with vinegar water.
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