Guinea pigs or Caboayos are extremely sensitive animals that we must take great care of. next to the daily cleaning More thorough cleaning of the habitat is needed to ensure that your pet’s home is in optimal condition.
Daily cleaning will help keep the cage in good condition. However, without thorough weekly cleaning, odors will multiply and your pet may no longer feel comfortable in its designated space. If you have more than one guinea pig in the same cage, you may need to clean the cage even more thoroughly, suddenly two or three times a week.
What do you need?:
- Hot water (but don’t get burned).
- Washing-up liquid (not too scented).
- Fresh food and water for your pet.
- A brush or paddle that you only use to clean up your guinea pig’s waste.
- A trashcan.
- A mixture of three parts warm water and one part vinegar or a mild detergent to clean the cage.
- Warm water.
- Paper towels, napkins, or a towel that you will only use for your guinea pig.
- Material for your guinea pig bed.
Steps to follow:
Take your guinea pig out of the cage. Make sure to hold him tightly to your chest, but not so tightly that you injure him.
Take out everything that is in your guinea pig’s cage: this includes the hideout, toys, water and food containers, bedding, newspapers in the base, and any other items that are there.
Empty the water and food containers.
Wash food and water containers with hot water and a little washing-up liquid. You can soak them in hot water for a few minutes.
Change your guinea pig’s water and food. If the feeder is damp, clean it and fill it with fresh food.
If you can wash your guinea pig’s hiding place, this is also recommended. You can spend a long time there and it is important to keep it clean.
Take the cage and brush away any residue with a brush that you use specifically for this purpose. Make sure you have a trash can nearby where you can conveniently dispose of all of the dirt.
Thoroughly clean the cage with a mixture of three parts warm water and one part vinegar or a mild detergent.
Rinse the cage with warm water.
Dry the cage with paper towels, napkins, or a towel that you will only use for your guinea pig.
Once the cage is completely dry, put a layer of newspaper on the floor and place the bedding on top.
Put your pet’s cage back together: put toys, hideout, water, food and everything else together.
Put your guinea pig back in the cage.