Ceramic toilet bowl for easier cleaning of the pet enclosure
Many rodents instinctively do their business, particularly their wee, in corners, and they often use the same corner again and again. In the wild, this helps to prevent the animals’ scent spreading and attracting predators. Moreover, by using one spot as a toilet the tunnels, nest and storage chambers are being kept clean. As pet owners, we can take advantage of this behaviour to reduce the amount of cleaning required and to improve cage hygiene at the same time: If the pet only pees in the corner toilet the bedding elsewhere remains dry, which suppresses bacterial growth – thus, the entire does not need to be cleaned out as frequently.
For easy cleaning, the Ceramic Corner Toilet can be taken out of the enclosure and the contents either be composted or binned. After this, the glazed ceramic bowl can be dish washed by hand or in the dishwasher and filled with clean toilet sand and it’s good to go again.
By the way, the Rodipet® Ceramic Corner Toilet COMFORT also saves your pet’s multiroom house: While the entrance edge is low enough for even the smallest dwarf hamster to pass without effort, the back wall is high enough to catch every last drop of urine and keep it from the house wall.
After identifying the pet’s “usual corner”, fill the corner toilet with sand (or normal bedding, if your pet isn’t keen on sand) and place it in that very corner. Most pets will start using it immediately simply because it is in the spot they usually “go”.
For pets who do not take to the toilet at once it can help to put a little used bedding from the toilet corner into the corner toilet along with the clean toilet sand, and also to clean any other places your pet has previously used as toilets thoroughly with water and vinegar and then to put new bedding down there.
Especially when a new hamster first moves in, we recommend using bathing sand or toilet sand in the corner toilet: small rodents instinctively prefer doing their business on sand. Thus, they often start using a sand-filled corner toilet in their multiroom house at once even if they have never used one before.