Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Featured Member
Registered: 10/01/17
Posts: 3
Last 10 Posts
Is newspaper safe?
by KarenE
10:24 AM
Taking your glider to work
by Ladymagyver
03:53 AM
Fruits and Veggies
by Srlb
08:15 PM
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
07:41 PM
Custom Cage Liners Machine Wash & Dry
by kidqwik
06:14 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
01:09 PM
Sick glider- post surgery decline
by the gliders angel
05:43 AM
gr8pots
by Terry
10/16/17 09:21 PM
Gliders of the Round Table 5
by KarenE
10/16/17 10:10 AM
Can sugar gliders live in darkness or do they need a light in the day time?
by KarenE
10/16/17 10:05 AM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#88859 - 03/17/06 01:45 PM Reptarium cleaning
vagraphix Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 3080
Loc: Hampton, Virginia
I have had my rep since December and love it. I bought and extra cover so all I had to do was take one off and put the other one on. I usually wash the cover by itself since it's a 260 and pretty good size. I wash it with tide and the take it out to air dry. They seem to retain the scent of glider urine on them though. I tried putting a little white vinegar in the water but haven't gotten rid of it. I know there must be some kind of trick to completely get it out. I don't have this problem with their fleece or toys. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
Debra
Two sons in the U.S. Army
Slaves to:
Mikki, Loki & Thor
dogs: Morgan & Isabella
Bunnies Bob & TMan
gangel RIP Wellington, Minnie & Dazzle bunny, Willow July 6 2013, Squirtle 7-24-09, Maggie May 12-14-10

Licensed wildlife rehabilitator - Cottontail Rabbits & Squirrels

Top
#88860 - 03/17/06 02:31 PM Re: Reptarium cleaning [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I have reptariums too and I know what you are talking about. I use them as travel cages and for emergency. Ummmm, I don't know if this would work as it is pretty strong itself, but I would think that some bleach should do the trick. My husband, Oldcolt58, read somewhere on this site a long while back that only 3% bleach would do an effective job of cleaning. If more bleach was added to water to make it more effective, then it would be a waste. Three percent bleach does the job well. That is the only thing I can think of to get rid of the smell from the reptarium covers. But then, gliders would just overmark the entire reptarium over again, to make it smell just the way they want it to. That is part of the reason I am not using reptariums as permanent housing. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ohwell.gif" alt="" />


Jen

Top
#88861 - 03/17/06 07:49 PM Re: Reptarium cleaning [Re: ]
Xfilefan Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Try using the new detergents with Febreze, or adding Baking Soda (a natural deodorizer-soak it in Baking Soda water for half an hour before washing), and see if that makes a difference. Both are much safer than bleach, as well, if that is a concern for you. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
Jen/Colin :bb: Commander Riker 12 16 02-10 04 12 you will be FOREVER missed :wfb: Sinbad, :wfb: Gabby, :grey: Baby, and :grey: Alley

Top
#88862 - 03/17/06 07:51 PM Re: Reptarium cleaning [Re: ]
vagraphix Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 3080
Loc: Hampton, Virginia
thanks I will try that
_________________________
Debra
Two sons in the U.S. Army
Slaves to:
Mikki, Loki & Thor
dogs: Morgan & Isabella
Bunnies Bob & TMan
gangel RIP Wellington, Minnie & Dazzle bunny, Willow July 6 2013, Squirtle 7-24-09, Maggie May 12-14-10

Licensed wildlife rehabilitator - Cottontail Rabbits & Squirrels

Top
#88863 - 03/17/06 08:01 PM Re: Reptarium cleaning [Re: ]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41279
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
[:"blue"] I use detergent and then add a capful of the liquid febreze which really seems to make a big difference. I also put it through two complete wash cycles ... detergent and all <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/agree.gif" alt="" /> [/]
_________________________
Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help



Top
#88864 - 03/17/06 08:34 PM Re: Reptarium cleaning [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I put the soap in the washing machine, and after it fills up with water, I let the rep soak for a little while. I wash mine with "All" detergent, and I set it on an extra rinse cycle. Then I let it air dry. I don't have a problem with the urine smell.

Top
#88865 - 03/17/06 09:22 PM Re: Reptarium cleaning [Re: ]
vagraphix Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 3080
Loc: Hampton, Virginia
thanks for all the suggestions
_________________________
Debra
Two sons in the U.S. Army
Slaves to:
Mikki, Loki & Thor
dogs: Morgan & Isabella
Bunnies Bob & TMan
gangel RIP Wellington, Minnie & Dazzle bunny, Willow July 6 2013, Squirtle 7-24-09, Maggie May 12-14-10

Licensed wildlife rehabilitator - Cottontail Rabbits & Squirrels

Top
#88866 - 03/19/06 02:06 PM Re: Reptarium cleaning [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


liquid febreeze is a dream!!!!!! it worked wonders when my cats would have "accidents" (IT WAS REVENGE! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> ) on my bed, sofa, or other furniture. PLus, from what I've noticed, cat urine is WAY more potent than suggie urine! The other thing that ive used to get rid of that icky, redundant smell is to get something from the pet store called Natures Miracle. Its a pretty darn good scent remover and it doesnt just mask the smell. i liked the formula that you add to your laundry as well.
good luck!

Top
#88867 - 03/19/06 07:36 PM Re: Reptarium cleaning [Re: ]
sugarlope Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/28/02
Posts: 19735
Loc: in my happy place
DON'T USE BLEACH with Reptariums, it breaks down the mesh and makes it brittle. Also, hot or very warm water will shrink the mesh (not a fun experience either).

That being said, I sometimes use Nature's Miracle laundry deteregent or Tide, but also use white vinegar AND liquid febreze for laundry (I know, it sounds like overkill, right?) But is seems to work for me. I also fill the washer with water/detergent/etc. and let the cover soak and then rinse it an extra time to make sure all of the detergent is out.

~Gretchen

Top




Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
0 registered (), 17 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
aalissa, Mio, Immelh, PipersMom, Bravo
6381 Registered Users
Forum Stats
20 posts in the last 24hrs
6382 Members
134 Forums
8893 Topics
147821 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Little Roxie
by kidqwik
06:57 PM
Is newspaper safe?
by Glamper
06:39 PM
Taking your glider to work
by Amanda159
05:08 PM
Fruits and Veggies
by Amanda159
05:06 PM
Seeking a Bra Baby Glider for PTSD
by Mio
10/16/17 05:32 PM
gr8pots
by Feather
10/16/17 05:20 PM
Beads wooden are they safe?
by tootles
10/14/17 06:20 PM
Can sugar gliders live in darkness or do they need a light in the day time?
by Link
10/14/17 01:53 PM
One Year
by Stef333
10/14/17 09:16 AM
Too Soon To Say Goodbye, my Lulu
by Terry
10/13/17 08:23 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20202923
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12464917
TEXAS 645203
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 587774
OHIO 504109
Member Titles 448128
MISSOURI 382420
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 358842
OKLAHOMA 343431
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 341303
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017