Hutch Cleaning products - natural or supermarket

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I'm v excited! I'm off to a rescue on Fri so am close to getting some piggies.

Today I sorted out the hutch on the outside for the Autumn weather (foil backed bubble wrap, tarpaulin etc) although the outhouse at end of garden will be the winter shelter.

Now...as it's a 2nd hand hutch I need to give it the once over (although it's in pretty good nick I'm happy to say). I have not bought any specific animal-friendly cleaning products. If in doubt I will use washing up liquid/hot water. But is there anything else I can use (in the house I have things like white vinegar, or dettol spray)? I'd not use anything unless I was 100% it was ok for the piggies!

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When i got my second hand piggie hutch, it was previously used for housing a bunny and it had terrible pee stains on the base of the hutch (and smelt!) I found white vinegar worked a treat for getting any stains and smells, I washed the whole hutch in white vinegar and then used warm soapy water to clean it out, i left it over night and then used animal friendly hutch disinfectant to give it a once down. I wouldnt reccomend using household cleaners for animal cages :) good luck!
 
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Thanks! Hmmm I only have cider vinegar I guess that's not going to be quite right?! LOL! The hutch is barely used but I think I'll have to get some GP cage spray really I don't suppose soap/water is enough alone in case the previous occupant did happen to have some sort of lurgy...
 
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I would give a it a very good scrub and a good coat of varnish inside and out before putting new occupants in.
 

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Virkon S is often used by vet practices, boarding places and rescues. It has anti parasitic and anti fungal properties. You can buy a couple of tablets of it and make it up into a fluid with water. They sell it at my local feed suppliers and the vets. :)
 
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Oooh just thought there is a vets right round the corner from me, didn't think of that! Thanks!
 
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