This is Loki’s messy cage before we start cleaning, this is a week’s worth of mess. His cage is spot cleaned every second day.
Our guide to cleaning your fleece pet accessories.
Remove all accessories, bowls, toys, and litter tray out of the cage.
Sweep up all debris off fleece, which alternatively you can also vacuum to remove the mess. A curry comb is an awesome little thing for getting hair and hay off your fleece.
Or alternatively you can;
Roll up liners and shake them outside in the garden or bin. Don’t forget to give a quick sweep or wipe the base in the cage to remove any mess ( Loki’s is coreflute)
This liner was only washed 2 days ago and is not very dirty, thus it has been swept and flip over so another side is used.
Washing on a gentle setting with a temp below 40 degrees. Add a scoop of washing powder that has no added softener (we use OMO ultimate.) But please note, DO NOT put any softener in with your liners. If they are extra smelly, a little white vinegar does wonders.
Cozy items can be washed in the machine on a gentle setting. Make sure to place them in a wash bag or bra bag, this will stop them from losing shape.
You can use a wash bag or pillowcase to prevent any stray hair or debris in your washing machine. You can even hose it off or handwash it in the tub if you don’t want to put it in your washing machine. Laundry mats are also a good option if you don’t have or want to use your own.
Place washed liners on the clothesline this is recommended in the shade, if out in the sun not the hottest part of the day. pegging corners and along the middle so it doesn’t sag and lose its shape. A clothes dryer can be used on a cooler setting or air dry don’t use DRYER SHEETS.
using the dryer on hot can cause it to shrink and reduce the life of your liner.
Once everything is dry you can put it all back in the cage and watch the happiness ensue.
Having spare liners makes the process quicker while one is being washed the spare can have its turn in the cage.
If you found this helpful and you own a Guinea Pig, then check out our ‘How to clean your Guinea Pig’s cage and reduce the smell‘ article for a more in-depth guide.