Cleaning Hammocks

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Cleaning Hammocks

Post by samalexander » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:32 pm

Hi all,

My ratties have a hammock which they love to sleep on. Well, we lost one of the S hooksso now it's more of a carpet haha!

Anyway, when cleaning the cage out, we can get everything clean and stink-free except their hammock.

I've tried washing with surf detergent and fabric conditioner but it barely makes a difference and so few hairs get untangled.

I also tried soaking it in a basin but that didn't get good results either.

Has anybody got any tips for cleaning hammocks?

Thanks!
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Re: Cleaning Hammocks

Post by Amzy » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:33 pm

I pop mine into the washing machine on a 30/40 degree wash and sometimes I'll put them on a higher wash. If you're worried about your washing machine pop them into an old pillow case :D
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Re: Cleaning Hammocks

Post by Kim N » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:51 pm

I wash mine in the washer on the hottest temp with dye/scent free soap...sometimes twice and they come out nice. I haven't ruined any yet with the hot water. :lol:

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Re: Cleaning Hammocks

Post by RattyRenton » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:53 pm

I wash on 60 with just soap powder,if they still whiff a bit then I put them on again on 30 with no powder
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Re: Cleaning Hammocks

Post by SuzyN » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:17 pm

30 degrees on a quick wash and they are absolutely fine and smell fresh :wink:
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Re: Cleaning Hammocks

Post by samalexander » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:25 am

Thanks to everyone for your replies! I'll give it a go on a higher temperature in a pillowcase and see how that goes!
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Re: Cleaning Hammocks

Post by Flox » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:50 am

I often find mine are still full of hair and food husks (a lot get worked into the vetbed I use and wash in the same bag). But at least they're clean hair and food husks :)

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