How to get rid of gerbil smells is simple.
Since we bought Herbie and Squeak for our young daughter, towards the end of a fortnightly clean, the cage can become a bit pongy!
We have used many products to try to combat the smell and only recently, we have found a method and products that actually work well together. As most animal lovers and owners know, it is the house guest that can smell your pets because you may have become used to the smell.
Follow our guide:
- Place your gerbil(s) somewhere safe. We place ours in their plastic balls and pop them in the garden.
- Wearing marigolds combine a little fairy liquid in hot water and wash the base of the cage thoroughly. Wipe down the sides of the top wired areas of the cage and wash the wheel, feeding bowl and water dispenser. Leave to dry.
- Spray the cage with a safe animal disinfectant for small animals. We use Johnsons Clean N Safe Disinfectant. Leave for 15 minutes then wipe clean and allow to dry.
- Once dry, sprinkle granules onto the areas of the cage where your gerbils like to defecate. We use Cage Fresh Granules.
- Next, sprinkle gerbil food at the opposite end of the cage to where you placed the granules. We use Tiny Friends Farm Gerbil Tasty Mix.
- Place some bedding at the bottom of the tray over both the granules and the gerbil food, covering this part of the cage a quarter of the way up. We use Carefresh Ultra bedding, it stays fresher for longer.
- Fill the food tray and fill water dispenser with clean fresh water.
- To give your gerbil something to chew on, you can place chewable products in the cage too which will prevent them from chewing the cage itself.
- Pop the gerbils back in the cage.
The cage should now smell fantastic and will stay fresher for much longer.
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