Materials

  • Brush
  • Water
  • Gloves
  • Mild bleach solution (1 part bleach for 4 parts water)
  • Mild soap

Optional

  • Towels

 **Before you start cleaning your cage make sure to put on a pair of gloves. Bleach can irritate you skin.**  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleaning Your Rabbit's Cage
In order to keep your rabbits clean and healthy you should clean out their cage at least once a week if you have a cage with a removable pan or once a month if it is a suspended outdoor cage. Your travel cage, or carrier, should be cleaned before and after each show.

Cage

  1. Take rabbit(s) out of cage.
  2. Dispose of any dirty bedding.
  3. Rinse off cage and scrub with soap followed with a mild bleach solution, then rinse again.
  4. If the cage has a pan, coat it with mild bleach solution and let it soak for 15 minutes, then rinse.
  5. Rinse cage thoroughly one more time.
  6. Let cage dry out in the sun.

 

Feeder and Water Bottle

  1. Rinse both the feeder and water bottle.
  2. Dip both into the mild bleach solution and scrub with brush.
  3. Rinse both thoroughly for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Place both out in the sun to dry.

 

**Drying the cage and its components in the sun helps to further disinfect it, which can be very beneficial for your rabbit's health. If you cannot let the cage and its components dry out in the sun then you may dry it with a towel.**