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Post by Barbiefly Sun 24 Jul 2016, 1:44 am

When you do spot cleaning on a daily basis how can you tell where they have peed on colored bedding. I use white bedding with Codo so it's really easy to see where he's gone, but I use colored with Podo because it's easier to see him. And it's more fun.
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Post by CinnamonPearl Sun 24 Jul 2016, 6:13 am

I don't know! Maybe just spot clean the nest and wheel. That should take care of it.

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Post by Rodents rock! Sun 24 Jul 2016, 8:50 am

For Mickey, his wheel gets so dirty with poo and pee so cleaning that in between weekly tank cleanings helps a lot. I think that is where most of the smell comes from in his tank.
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Post by MesaMouse Sun 24 Jul 2016, 5:28 pm

Mice tend to choose one corner in their cage/tank that is the "pee spot." Once you determine which corner that is for Podo, that's where you can focus your spot cleaning.

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Post by River Mon 25 Jul 2016, 5:27 pm

Kind of disgusting, but if you can't see it, just feel the corners. You'll find it eventually. My girls are litter-trained now, so it's well worth it.

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Post by Brynne Tue 26 Jul 2016, 2:05 am

Over the years, most of my bucks have chosen to use one of their cardboard hides as a dedicated toilet box.  A small box that can be thrown away and replaced every few days is perfect:  The corner of a cereal box, half of a rectangular tissue box, etc.

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Post by Rodents rock! Tue 26 Jul 2016, 8:48 am

@Brynne wrote:Over the years, most of my bucks have chosen to use one of their cardboard hides as a dedicated toilet box.  A small box that can be thrown away and replaced every few days is perfect:  The corner of a cereal box, half of a rectangular tissue box, etc.

Oh, that is a good idea Smile
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Post by CallaLily Tue 26 Jul 2016, 9:42 am

My first two groups of girls were pretty neat, using one main pee area, though not the same spot every week. Well, I don't know if you'd call Bacon and Hashbrown "neat" when their pee spot was usually in or very near to their nest. But this group of girls I have now just go wherever. Daryl was like that too. No special spots. Just here, there, everywhere. I just try my best to spot clean any wet bedding and clean the wheels (or sometimes toys that need it) often, in between weekly deep cleans.

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Post by Barbiefly Tue 26 Jul 2016, 2:57 pm

Yeah, Codo definitely picks one corner but Podo seems to not have a dedicated spot. I'll try to put a corner of a cereal box in and see it he'll use it. He was going on top of his wooden den last week but this week he's not. Lol
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