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Old 09-27-02, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Best cage cleaning agent??

Hey guys.. i have been using anti bacterial dish soap to clean my cages after clean ups and i KNOW there is better stuff out there... can anyone give me some suggestions so i can go out and buy it tonight.. thanks guys
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Old 09-27-02, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We use anti-bacterial soap with scalding hot water; followed up with a heavy dousing of vinegar...

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i use the T-REX bio clean, spray on leave 3 minutes wash off very little scrubing squeaky clean smells nice and citrousy too
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I use straight vinagar to clean all my cages and spray out inclosure with water after and had no problems yet
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Virosan is one of the best there is. There is also another company that makes it but I cannot remember the name they put it out under. It starts with an "n". This is used to clean the teats of cows. It is also used on birds. It is very safe to use. You spray on and let dry or wipe it off and you are done. No need to rince again.
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I have a question...what's wrong with dish soap? You don't get much cheaper than that. I use it for regular cleaning of my cages and accesories.
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I use anti-bacterial dishsoap for routine cleaning. But when something needs to be *disinfected* I use anti-bacterial dishsoap - rinse, followed by a spray down with hydrogen peroxide and a spray down over to of that with vinegar, let sit for 10 - 20 minutes then rinse thoroughly
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Here is an artice about differnet cleaning agents.cleaning
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Very interesting page, thank you Bryan!
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Hey Jeff I got a few good articles about Cleaning and disinfecting.
Very good stuff.

http://www.anapsid.org/disinfectants.html
http://www.anapsid.org/cleaning.html
http://my.execpc.com/~mjstouff/articles/vinegar.html

I suggest reading all of them, its worth it!
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Old 09-27-02, 05:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yeah anti bacterial dishsoap to clean and vinegar for the glass
 
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A hose and some antibacterial hand/dish soap is all I need to clean my cages, and a bunch a paper towels if I want it dryed by that night!
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We use industrial/hobbyiest cleaners, good ole bleach is the very best in cleaning solvents. Cheap and super effective, in all clinical tests I've seen, bleach beats out everything, even viricides, bacteriocides, etc. Also, we use Virkon, used extensively with birds, as well as A330 which is what a lot of animal shelters use. Hit a janitor supply place and stock up. I'm paranoid about disease vectors.
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I stay away from Bleach. The chemicals in in there are just brutal. Plastic absorbs bleach, actually, many other materials do - glass excluded. I knew the vinegar/peroxide cleaning thing was effective, but until I read up that link Syst3m posted, I had no idea! It is even more effective than bleach and many other commercially available cleaners! Weeeeeeeeeeeee...all natural and super-potent!
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I read those pages and couldn't find a reference saying vinegar/peroxide was better than bleach.

What I liked to know is if the vinegar spray then peroxoide spray is effective for tough cases like Psuedomonas.
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