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How often do you clean your cage?
How often do you clean your cage?
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Feb 16 2011
06:41:47 PM
Just wondering how often people clean their sugar glider cages?
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Feb 16 2011
06:56:28 PM
angelmom Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Visit angelmom's Photo Album USA 2002 Posts
Everyday- bars get wiped down
Every other day- bottom pan gets cleaned out and paper changed
Weekly- all soft stuff gets changed out and washed
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Feb 16 2011
06:57:35 PM
shadow Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit shadow's Photo Album MO, USA 2332 Posts
i clean something almost every day. the boys are not fixed so i clean the cage in sections to avoid them going crazy marking everything. just keep a bottle of vinegar/water and some paper towels by the cage and take a few minutes to wash a part of the cage. after awhile you should know how messy your gliders are and have a schedule for cleaning.
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Feb 16 2011
08:15:57 PM
suza23 Joey Visit suza23's Photo Album 48 Posts
I clean every other day with vinegar water every day i take the pan out. ( much easier to clean 1 days worth of pee and poop then a *load) And about once every 2 weeks i steam clean the cage
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Feb 16 2011
08:19:07 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
I clean it all once a week.
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Feb 16 2011
08:21:24 PM
jakeelwood Super Glider Visit jakeelwood's Photo Album NJ, USA 396 Posts
avaglider.. a theme here is to do the cage in sections. It is the best method to keep the smell down but also keep their living environment sanitary. Imagine your bedroom was the only room you were kept in and you have to pee and poop in the same room. You probably want that room cleaned as often as possible but kept comfortable. Same applies to your gliders. If you clean everything then they will simply remark territory.

I will admit that I am not as clean as shadow and angelmom. (really everyday, I'm impressed. Do you do house calls? lol) Every weekend I clean the bottom pans and shamwow change. I use shamwow because it absorbs the pee and the poop just sits on top making it an easy brush off outside or into a can and then right into the wash. Then its either the outside of the cage 1 week, the plastic items (branches in my cages) and a 1/3 of the fleece items in the cages the next week, and then the remaining 2/3 of the fleece items. Then the cycle repeats. I wish I had the energy to do daily cleanings but that just ain't happening...
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Feb 16 2011
08:26:27 PM
kyro298 Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit kyro298's Photo Album kyro298's Journal CO, USA 15262 Posts
When I say I clean it "all", I'm not talking about their pouches. I'll be honest. Their pouches get changed probably once a month. They just don't stink. They don't eat in there, they don't go to the bathroom in there... Their food is kept far away from their sleeping pouches. There's no need to clean them (for me) unless they do actually become dirty.
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Feb 16 2011
08:29:40 PM
jakeelwood Super Glider Visit jakeelwood's Photo Album NJ, USA 396 Posts
Every other week on the pouches for the boys because they aren't neutered and I only change the girls at the same time due to convenience, otherwise I could put it off for probably another week.
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Feb 16 2011
09:23:44 PM
shadow Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit shadow's Photo Album MO, USA 2332 Posts
the old cage is far from clean they are very messy and like to throw their food around so i just clean the side with the food area and one other side everyday. i usually have a video playing on the computer so i wash the cage and watch/listen to the video at the same time.
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Feb 16 2011
10:55:04 PM
viciousencounters Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit viciousencounters's Photo Album viciousencounters's Journal NM, USA 2907 Posts
Everything once a week.

Drop pan twice a week.
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Feb 17 2011
08:18:59 AM
Binkys mom Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Binkys mom's Photo Album AL, USA 779 Posts
pouches, like kyro once a month. tray once a week. bars of cage every few days. no odor, no overmarking. if you thoroughly clean every couple of days, they will overmark to get it smelling "normal" to them.i have 7 gliders.
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Feb 17 2011
09:58:27 AM
PaintTheCityPink Glider Visit PaintTheCityPink's Photo Album 132 Posts
I dont use the vinegar and water thing but I use a disinfecting spray safe for animals and no matter how much I scrub the bars the residue wont come off; I scrub the cage every week so Im not letting it go. Does the vinegar remove it? Also how do you measure it out?
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Feb 17 2011
10:11:40 AM
vhenke Glider Visit vhenke's Photo Album 106 Posts
I clean every other day same with pouches too
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Feb 17 2011
10:28:40 AM
MessyJess Glider GliderMap Visit MessyJess's Photo Album TX, USA 54 Posts
Does anyone use that PureAyre stuff that Suncoast sells?
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Feb 17 2011
02:44:04 PM
angelmom Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Visit angelmom's Photo Album USA 2002 Posts
My roommate is neurotic about the smell so I spend a lot of time keeping the smell down. Thankfully I have 2 girls so it isn't too bad.
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Feb 18 2011
07:40:26 AM
Ssam Joey Visit Ssam's Photo Album 22 Posts
I clean the tray out every day, and spray everything with vinegar water and wash the pouches once a week.
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Mar 06 2011
12:05:12 AM
BubbaStar5 Joey 38 Posts
I clean everything once a week (wires, tray, fleece, and toys) I am now using just hand towels as the "bedding" for cost and convience (so easy just to toss in washer) I think I might take Jakeelwood's idea and use shamwow instead of the towels.
I used the white vinegar and water this last time but it gave it a weird old crayon/puke smell. Idk why it did but thts what happened, so I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep usin tht.
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How often do you clean your cage?

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How often do you clean your cage?