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Napisan to wash GP cage fleeces with - any experience?

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PacificDogwood · 27/05/2014 21:43

I was the GPs' cage fleeces every 4-5 days or so and hang them up on a ceiling pulley thing in the futility room.
Today I noticed that they are distinctly whiffy - not offensive or 'wrong' smelling, but they just smell of GP even after a wash.

Could I use a bit of Napisan?
Any other tips from fleece users to render them less aromatic?


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KaFayOLay · 27/05/2014 21:46

Futility room Grin

I use Milton to clean the cage with no ill effects. Is Napisan similar?

RandomMess · 27/05/2014 21:48

Soak in a napisan solution and then wash it out the normal way just to make sure?

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 27/05/2014 21:52

I used Ecover ( it's a namby lentil weaver washing liquid and unfortunately for me, it smells of lavender )

Or those wash ball thingies (you know the Egg Pod with the pellets in)

If you make them smell too different, they see it as a challenge, roll up their metophorical sleeves and re-double their efforts to put their smell on.

Like GP1 does when he gets his saggy arse onto the clean paper in his clean cage. Every single time.

GP1 - drops his bottom to the paper and weeeee, huge cloudy puddle.
GP3 - runs through the puddle Hmm

PacificDogwood · 27/05/2014 21:53

I call it as I see it, KaFay Grin

Yes, I suppose it must be similar to Milton - I have a half-used tub left from when I used to wash puked-upon baby clothes etc.
I was hoping to avoid the soaking stage and short-cut straight to the washing - I had planned for all sorts of things that the GPs would need; extra loads of washing had not really featured… best laid plans!

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PacificDogwood · 27/05/2014 21:55

70 Grin

They are right mingers, aren't they?!

I don't want to make the fleeces smell of anything, just nothing IYSWIM.
Do you think it'd do any harm??

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PacificDogwood · 27/05/2014 21:57

Oh, and we have some Ecover and some washing machine balls floating about somewhere too

I suppose I could just dry them outside in the garden in future Hmm

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 27/05/2014 22:16

(It's been a long time since I had to use Napisan or Milton )

Do they smell of anything? You need to be careful because their little noses are right in the bedding.
I used to wash their bedding on a 90 wash and hang them out ( but here in Darkest Essex we have more than one day of sun a year )

I save the old towels for the Hogs, I CBA brushing hay off fleece (and if you wash it in an old pillowcase tied with string, it saves the bits getting in your filter)

I use a steamer and vinegar in the Pighouse. Vinegar to clean those lovely white cloudy pee stains, then the steam to sterilise.

For all of 3 minutes until The Manky Ones walk in Hmm

PacificDogwood · 27/05/2014 22:21

No need to run away, 70, I am with you wrt to Scottish 'seasons' (less chance of snow between June and September, but cannot be ruled out Hmm)

Mine have had their first bath in Posh'n'Go not that long ago Grin.
They just smell…. a bit animally?? Not at all bad, but perceivable.
Is that one of the downsides of fleece?
I love the idea in principle and I throw out so little hay because they only have one 'hay corner' but poop and pee everywhere.

I take the cortex cage liner out every now and then and hose it down with the shower head in the bath Grin.

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