How To Clean a Small Pet’s Cage

Pittman & Davis

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from isantos and more videos in the Small Pets category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at It’s not the best part of owning a pet, but somebody’s gotta do it. To complete this How-To you will need: An empty, dry bathtub A large garbage bag Paper towels or dishtowels Dishwashing detergent or other mild soap Clean bedding—aspen shavings, pelleted paper, or hay And a dustpan and brush or vacuum cleaner White vinegar Step 1: Put your pet in a safe, enclosed place where he can stay while you clean his cage. An empty, dry bathtub or an empty wastebasket—clean, of course!—works well. Step 2: Take all the toys, food dishes, and water bottles out of the cage. Step 3: Dump the dirty bedding from the cage into a garbage bag. Step 4: Using paper towels, remove any clumped bedding that’s stuck to the bottom of the cage. Animals often use the corners of cages as their bathrooms. Step 5: Soak a paper towel or dishtowel with water and a bit of mild soap. Use it to wipe out the entire interior of the cage—all the nooks and crannies. Tip: If the cage still smells after you’ve washed it, you can wipe it down with a solution of equal parts of white vinegar and water. Then rinse it thoroughly. Step 6: Use paper towels or a clean dishtowel to dry

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25 comments on “How To Clean a Small Pet’s Cage

  1. what kind of animal is that?

    and btw spraying soap and water on the cage then running it with a hose is a better method then just wiping the wage.
    scrub it too if needed.

    what animal was that?? lol

  2. It’s a sugar glider

  3. I hope you are joking because otherwise that sounds cruel, all pets should have access to clean water at all times.

  4. when is howcast going to teach me to wipe my ass… its so dirty and ive been dying to know!!!!!

  5. sugar glider!

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