SAMPLE CLEANING ROUTINE
Daily: Spot Clean the Hedgehog Cage
Every day, you should take care of a few tasks to keep your hedgehogs home safe and clean. This takes very little time, and includes,
Removing poo from the cage.
Removing any leftover food,and washing out your hedgehog’s food and water bowl, and refilling with fresh food and water.
Wash wheel of any mess
check heat source is working properly
Weekly or Bi-Weekly: Fully Clean the Hedgehog Cage
Once a week, you should do a full cleanout of your hedgehog’s cage. If you do your daily spot clean, it should be safe to do a full clean once every other week. Use your own judgement: based on condition in cage. Some hedgehogs make more of a mess than others, so if you notice that the cage looks or smells dirty, give it a full clean.
While you’re cleaning the hedgehog cage, be sure to put your hedgehog in a playpen or other enclosed safe area.
Cleaning out the cage should take no more than thirty minutes.
Remove all toys and blankets from the cage.
Empty the cage of current litter from litter box
Wash out the empty cage with a soapy water (non toxic) and rinse thoroughly. This can be done outside or in a bath tub or shower. For a natural cleaning option, you can wipe the hedgehog cage with hydrogen peroxide followed by vinegar, and rinse clean.
Clean your hedgehog’s toys using the same method.
Dry the cage and place down a new bedding/substrait
Fill the cage with new fabric liner or whatever you chose to use.
Return clean toys and blankets to the cage.