At first I bought cage cleaner but I went through that very fast and it's not cheap... And then I bought a "green" product that my animal and Earth loving friend made me throw out. Apparently the company is going through a law suit about not being green... Not just that, I mopped my floors with it and when I was drying the ferret room with paper towel so they could play sooner.. the floor was NOT clean. So now I'm using just vinegar and water to clean the cage and I've been using it on my hardwood floor in the poop corners. I need to mop again and I don't even know if vinegar and water is good for hard wood. I have always used chemicals to clean and I'm trying to make everything cruilty free and eco friendly.
What do you use to clean your ferret room? Or anything else. The more products I can replace the better.
I use several things.. Nature's Miracle for tile or hardwood, but I also use vinegar and water for both that and for the cages. Floors often get the steam mop over them after NM or vinegar too. A true deep clean of a cage (eg. getting a cage second hand is a great example for needing a major clean) will be done with a bleach solution and left in the sun, run through water, dried, vinegar solution, run through water and dried once more. I get a wee bitty germaphopic at times and can go overboard, LOL.
Our new home has damned travertine tiles in need of a major scrub with a toothbrush and granite cleaner and then has to be resealed because the seal polish has been long since worn off and I am not allowed to use any cleaners on it either acidic or even alkaline/base, only granite cleaner and water. So fuzzies aren't allowed to go up there.
The ferret room currently has carpet.. what a nightmare.. so that gets carpet cleaner run over it using a Tide or All Free & Clear solution.
LindaM thank you! I will look up the natures miracle products. I clean the cage ever day and take it apart and clean every bar on Mondays. I understand your germaphobe problems. I'm sorry to hear about your carpet. Only 1 of my ferrets sometimes uses the litter box. Sometimes I don't even know why I use them.. they poo on the floor and then push the litter box in it and then flip it so there's litter everywhere... They're lucky they're cute lol.
For wood, half a cup of vinegar in a bucket of water is excellent. I cleaned housed for 13 years ;-) I also use half vinegar, half water in a spray bottle for the cages.
Ferrets: Contessa Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle, Butterscotch, Frankenfurter. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
Post by Corvidophile on Oct 2, 2017 9:55:53 GMT -5
To mop large areas I use plain water and a few drops of liquid dish soap, to scrub off poop cement I use Soft Scrub on a dish scrubbing pad and then wipe with water to rinse, to wipe down and disinfect smooth surfaces I use vodka.