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Using F10 disinfectant

G&C

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Hi people, I’ve bought some F10 vetinary disinfectant to use when cleaning out the boys hutch. Do I use this every single time or just now and then? Please note I have a wooden hutch not c&c. I’ll obviously be reading the usage instructions when it arrives but wondered if anyone could advise. Thanks in advance.
 

Seven7

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I always wondered about cleaning hutch made of wood.
I have cages for my Finn and Lara. I wash their cages with soap and water then wipe down with vinegar. So I go through loads of vinegar. My recent trip to Costco looks like this. 5 liter vinegar bottles, rather big bottles.
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I use F10, and have wooden hutches, however they are lined with lino on the floor and up the sides since they can spray up the wall.
 

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I always wondered about cleaning hutch made of wood.
I have cages for my Finn and Lara. I wash their cages with soap and water then wipe down with vinegar. So I go through loads of vinegar. My recent trip to Costco looks like this. 5 liter vinegar bottles, rather big bottles.
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Why do you use vinegar?
 

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I use F10 everytime on clean out day. I spray it everywhere then wipe it all down with an old rag. It takes ages but then I know that the hutch is properly clean.:D
 

Seven7

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Why do you use vinegar?
It kills off bacteria in the fleece bedding where they pee and poo. Also, because vinegar is natural and edible it won't harm the piggies. I soak their fleece bedding so I need to use something safe like vinegar.
 

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It kills off bacteria in the fleece bedding where they pee and poo. Also, because vinegar is natural and edible it won't harm the piggies. I soak their fleece bedding so I need to use something safe like vinegar.
Oh I see, I don’t use fleece (yet). We get dust extracted wood shavings. So once F10 arrives I will use it each time then. I probably should have bought more :hmm:
 
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