Product Type: Pets At Home small pet accessories
Newest Review: ... Home (as usual) I saw these wipes and decided to give them a try. Pets at Home claim: "Cage Cleaning Wipes with Byotrol is a multi-fun... more
Wipe and the Germs are Gone!
Pets At Home Cage Cleaning Wipes
Author Name: WackoStepho
Pets At Home Cage Cleaning Wipes
Advantages: Kill bacteria and viruses, clean really well, good thickness and pleasant mild fragrance.
Disadvantages: Wish they came in bigger packs!
I'm the owner of 5 rather delightful but decidedly messy guinea pigs and I'm always looking for products that will help me tackle the job of cleaning their cages. My boys can be quite dirty boars and so I have to do a full clean every 3 days, despite the fact that each cage is 7ft long they still manage to turn it into a pigsty in what seems like a matter of hours, probably due to the fact they aren't litter trained and so will pee and poop willy nilly wherever the fancy takes them. I don't use traditional woodshavings or newspaper as the bedding for my cages, instead I use puppy pads as a liner to soak up all the urine and lock it away and then soft fleece blankets for my top layer. I love using fleece as it's lovely and comfy for their little feet and does a good job at staying dry as the wee just whicks right through to the underlayer. As well as my fleece I use litter trays under the hay racks as the boys do tend to do alot of their pooing and weeing whilst they're having a good old nom; the litter trays help contain some of the mess and do quite a good job at keeping most of the loose hay in too, instead of it being dragged everywhere over the fleece.
Despite all this I find come clean out day that inevitably some of their poos have ended up squidged in the corners or that they've somehow rolled under the fleece, pee sometimes will leak under any gaps in the pads and sit on the base where it will have dried and left marks. Usually I tend to scrub these marks and dirty areas with a pet safe disinfectant and a nail brush but this can be a bit of a faff as I have to clean the brush itself afterwards; whilst in Pets at Home (as usual) I saw these wipes and decided to give them a try. Pets at Home claim: "Cage Cleaning Wipes with Byotrol is a multi-functional solution and will: disinfect; clean away surface dirt using the deep woven fibres; kill bacteria and viruses; deodorise, leaving a clean, mild fragrance. Cage Cleaning Wipes with Byotrol is suitable for use on cages, feeding bowls, bedding and drinkers and is safe to use regularly."
We are also told that the wipes are safe for Chinchillas, Chipmunks, Degus, Dwarf Hamsters, Ferrets, Gerbils, Giant Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Mice, Rabbits and Rats. Each pack of wipes will set you back the sum of £2.29 which I do think is reasonable considering the quality of the product, the wipes themselves are quite small but not overly flimsy, they've a good thickness so that I can use a wipe per cage without it falling to bits as I clean. When using them they tackle pooey bits and pee pee stains very well, removing the tell tale white marks of the urine from the plastic base and leaving it looking as good as new. The fragrance they have is very mild, enough so that I don't have to worry about them affecting my boys' delicate respiratory systems and I am glad to say that once I've wiped the cage it dries out in good time, meaning that I can get on with putting in new puppy pads without having to wait an age for all the moisture to have disappeared.
I love the fact that they actively kill bacteria and viruses so my lads can remain happy and healthy in their homes without the worry that faeces germs will remain and multiply before infecting my pigs with some nasty illness or other. Overall I would say that these wipes are a cracking product and so simple and effective to use, they do the job well and the fact that they exterminate all germs is a bonus; a product that I will continue to buy time and time again. Definitely recommended for all small pet owners as we all know how messy our little rascals can be!
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