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Cleaning Tips for Sugar Glider Cages

Create a cage maintenance schedule to provide a healthy home for sugar gliders.

By Audrey Pavia

Sugar glider cage bottoms collect debris from the sugar glider’s activity above. Use cage liners designed for birdcages or paper towels. Do not use newspaper or magazine paper due to the harmful dyes and chemicals they may contain.

Replace liners daily or several times a week depending on your sugar glider’s activity and how much mess it makes. 

Clean walls and floors near the cage daily. Clean food and water containers every day to prevent bacteria accumulation. 

Remove soiled bedding from nest boxes and pouches at least once a week. You can use mild cleansers that are labeled safe for pets or a cleaning solution of 25 percent bleach to 75 percent water. Be certain all items are rinsed and dried completely before putting the items back in the cage.

Perform a complete cage and accessory scrub down at least once a month to remove urine, scent-marking odors and food debris that may have accumulated on cage bars. 

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Good article!!!
Annie, Buffalo, MO
Posted: 3/6/2013 9:15:40 AM
can i use a vinegar and water solution to clean with?
jordan, akron, OH
Posted: 11/26/2011 7:25:46 AM
Good info, I kept my friends sugar glider for 2 months and wiped down his cage and cleaned the food dishes everyday 2 cut back on the smell, but sadly he left me 2 go back with his mommy.
Leslie, Gurley, AL
Posted: 3/18/2011 8:11:12 AM
I wash my cage and perches in vinegar water. It cut the sent way down. I have read somewhere that vinegar will not hurt the glider.
Belinda, Kenly, NC
Posted: 7/27/2010 1:01:58 PM
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