The truth of the matter is that there are no secret
methods; simply clean it as you would your own home (well, minus
the litter box issue...)! To illustrate, I'll detail how we
clean the homes of Dinkum and Billy, our two bunnies.
Approximately every three days, I remove the litter boxes and
dump the contents into the trash. I use an aspen pellet litter,
which is very moisture and odor absorbent, so three days of
use usually doesn't even soak the corners of the litter box.
This makes for an easy change. I replace the contents with fresh
litter, and set the litter boxes aside. Paper litters may have
to be changed more often. I line the bottom of the litter box
with a section of newspaper, so when I dump all the contents
come out cleanly.
Next, I take out the food bowls, water bowl, toys and other
objects... and the bunny! If bunny misplaced some liquid (a
delicate way of saying it), I wipe that up quickly so no moisture
is on the condo floor. Bunny urine can be very sludgy, so if
your bunny urinates on the condo's plastic floor, wipe it up
promptly. If it dries, you may need to get a brush and scrub
the area to remove the dried urine.
If there are solid items to be swept up (little hay pieces,
dry misplaced poops, stray food, fur, etc.) I run my hand held
vacuum (a Black and Decker Dust Buster reserved for just pet
use) over the floors of the condo. This is especially handy
for cleaning second stories that are carpeted. If the carpeting
in your condo needs more heavy duty cleaning, hang the carpet
outside, and hose it off with water. Use a carpet cleaning solution
to remove spots, if necessary. Allow to air dry and then put
the carpeting back in the condo.
The carpeting is NOT machine washable. Do not place into a
washing machine or dryer.
To be extra-clean, I sometimes wipe out the plastic bottomed
floors with an antibacterial wipe such as Clorox Cleanups wipes.
Let air dry.
Place toys, beds, and whatever else back into the condo, including
the litter box.
Take the food and water bowl (or bottle) to the kitchen sink
and give them a good scrub. Rinse well to remove all detergent,
and towel dry. Refill with fresh food and water, and place back
in the condo.
Pop bunny back into their home!
This whole process for our two buns which share a double level
condo takes about 10 minutes. Done twice a week that's only
20 minutes of cleaning, max. It's marvelous!
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