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  1. #1
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    Default Bunny safe hutch disinfectant?

    Well, Carl the rabbit has moved inside. We purchased a fairly large hutch, which, for any rabbit not urinating in ten different directions, would be perfect. However, while we have a litter box in the hutch, he uses the litterbox AND also continues to go...everywhere else. This is fine, I don't care, it's got a removable tray I can clean. At any rate, I would like to clean the hutch with something bunny safe...I've read I shouldn't use typical household cleaners on the surfaces he touches - any other alternatives I can use to freshen up his house? I do rinse out the tray regularly - this is more to do a more thorough cleaning/disinfecting.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Hot soapy water for starters, rinse, then follow up with a vinegar wash (straight from the container is fine) rubbed on the surfaces. Rinse well and let dry in the sun.



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    Nolvasan. Its the blue disinfectant you see in spray bottles at the vets. They use it to wash off exam tables between patients. Its affective but gentle. It also doesnt have a strong or offensive odor. You can find it online someplace like Jeffers.



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    If Carl hasn't been neutered, that will definitely reduce his stinky spraying.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


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    Both "Nature's Miracle" liquid & "Zero Odor" (both available at big-box pet stores) are safe & work well.



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    Yes, neuter him and scrub that sucker clean so he isn't smelling another bun bun and marking
    "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."



  7. #7
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    Plain old vinegar works awesome. I use it to clean our bun's 'toilet' and it removes pee stains better than anything else I've tried.



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    Vinegar, remove any bedding from anywhere else in the cage, and clean up any messes as soon as he makes them.


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