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    how do I get the smell out .. its gettin bad.... dawn dont really work to well.... i wash her w baby shampoo she seem to roll in it!!!! and omg it smells sooo bad please some some give me tips!!!
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    Why does it smell so bad? Does she have an infection?
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    I have two and they don't smell?? Their bedding gets ripe on day 2 so I just change it out every other day, but if the odor is strong she may have a UTI??

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    its always smelled same with my the last squirrel my sister found... there pee had a nast smell its worse then cat pee... brian thinks its from the fv
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    Well, I will say that when Sammy was on Esbilac it smelled up the whole house! We used to laugh about how much a tiny creature could stink... Not FV though...
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    Maybe bc I'm new to squirrels and I guess I'm getting sensitive w smells .… Eh I guess ill use bleach... at lest it don't smell like peppers any more... but any ways this is what i've been using dawn to clean clean cage 1 a week Lysol wipes every day on levels. I know i've seen in the past people using bleach in the cages and we also use it at the shelter with the cats.… EH maybe I'll give that a go *shrugs* but if it is a UTI how do I fix it? How much will it cost I don't have a job and i've been looking .... Also what are some other symptoms


    Also her diet is FV 2-3xs a day 4 syringe's full veggies during the day hhb and rodent block in the am


    but she's had dandelion greens sweet potato tomatoes Green beens snap peas Peppers Avocado Cute-cumber carrots
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    haha... The General sez she smells good to him !!! heehee.

    But seriously, his pee pee don't smell bad.... at least no one has said I stink of squirrel pee pee yet..

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    p.s. The General is pee pee in his plastic rat wheel, like it is toilet. hahahahahahahah Gets pee pee on his feet like that.

    I swear he would use a litter box if he had one

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    Olympia only pees on her level and bc she prt much rolls in it she get a bath 1x a week .. i also have baby wipe to wipe her mouth bc when she eat her tomatoes its all over her face lol
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    Hiccup's pee doesn't stink? I would look into investigating if it's a UTI. I mean better safe then sorry, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xHiCCUPx
    Hiccup's pee doesn't stink? I would look into investigating if it's a UTI. I mean better safe then sorry, right?

    yeah i just dont know how.... also
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    I change out her bedding and all things in her cage every other day. I DO NOT use any kind of chemicals in her cage. I believe if you use bleach, you MUST wait for it to dry before she enters her cage again.
    Are Lysol wipes safe? I hope others chime in so I can find that out myself.
    I try to stay as natural as I can...I heard someone say that they use 'real' lemon juice..since then, I squeeze about 2 lemons and mix it with water and wipe the whole cage down. It keeps it clean and smelling good.
    If you have badly soiled spots to clean, try to find the most natural things you can. Every once in a while when i need to clean "tough" spots I water down some Simple Green. Seems to work well also. But only once in a while. I usually stick with the lemon juice.

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    they use it with kids well at least were i use to wrk the would wipe the kids high chair and the kid would still be in it . w the cage I wipe it then dry it w a paper towel that what w do w the bleach at the shelter we clean it then dry the cage w a towel
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    YEs, I understand Lysol wipes would be good for cleaning up small children's things, but squirrels are much different.
    Welp, I dont know, I just wouldn't use them but that is just my own opinion.
    try the lemons, i think you will be most surprised with them

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    Well from what I understand (I'm not an expert) some signs of a UTI include strong smelling urine, darkly colored urine and discomfort while urinating. I know it's not good to let urine sit in the bladder when a UTI is present, so depending on how old your baby is, maybe stimulate her more often to keep bladder empty? As far as meds I'm not entirely positive what to use so I'm gonna leave that up to someone who has more experience

    As for cleaning u could try clorox wipes? Just make sure to let it dry good and if you're afraid that it will hurt him you could always wipe it off with just water afterwards and then let it dry?

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    my cat oreo use to watch it all the time w me :P he still does when we catch it on.. olympia (the squirrel) like breaking bad
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    I've never seen Breaking Bad, but I own all the House seasons on DVD and when I watch it, Hiccup will pancake out on the arm of the chair and watch it its the only time he ever just lays and watches tv.
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    I use very hot water with dawn and finish with apple cider vinegar and another hot water rinse. No risk of chemicals, leaves it smelling nice without "offending" them or bothering them.
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    Maybe we should eliminate all the causes we can so we can see if the peepee begins to smell better.

    Water: Got a water bottle? Maybe peepee is really concentrated. Adding a water bottle and encouraging drinking water between feedings could help. If already drinking water, try switching to say maybe Spring Water in a jug from the store... just a thought.

    Veggies: Since squirrel is little, maybe what she is eating causes peepee smell.... like when people eat asparagus. So maybe tomorrow only feed ONE veggie and see if peepee smell improves with eating the one veggie... It may be one of the things she is eating, but we will only know which one if we feed one kind at a time.

    UTI: Increasing water intake will make UTI better if she has one. I don't think dosing with antibiotics would help at this stage until we eliminate other causes first.

    CLEANING: Maybe the feet are absorbing some chemical from the Lysol wipes and this makes peepee smell bad. Or bleach could enter through skin and make pee pee stong and stinky. I don't know, but this would be a good thing to do Different just to see if it makes your problem go away. Let's switch to lemon juice for cleaning and see how that does, since it is a natural made product. We used those Lysol wipes at the Red Cross to disinfect beds and stuff, so it is my opinon (I know u didn't ask for it, sorry) that Lysol and bleach in cage are too strong for baby squirrels.

    So let's try first the increasing water, switch out bottles 3 times a day with fresh to encourage drinking, or put in a bowl full of new glass marbles with water in it.

    Maybe a shallow dish of marbles and water will encourage her to take a bath herself, she likes to roll in peepee anyway

    Let's try these things and see if peepee smell better, OK? don't cry. We can fix it.

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    For odor, use white vinegar with water. Lemon smells good, but isn't really doing much of a job-lemon oil is different. If you can get some Grapefruit seed extract it is both a disinfectant and an odor eliminator. At the VA hospital we used white vinegar to clean all the catheter tubing and bags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne
    For odor, use white vinegar with water. Lemon smells good, but isn't really doing much of a job-lemon oil is different. If you can get some Grapefruit seed extract it is both a disinfectant and an odor eliminator. At the VA hospital we used white vinegar to clean all the catheter tubing and bags.
    Good to know Thanks!!

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