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Cleaning Tips

Recommended Cage Cleaning Routine

Daily

    • Change cage liner to remove droppings and spoiled foods and minimize opportunity for bacterial and mold growth.
    • Wash food and water bowls with hot soapy water.
    • Perform a quick wipe of the cage surface with a damp cloth.

Weekly

    • Remove grate and tray and scrub them in a washtub with hot soapy water and disinfect them with a bird safe cleaner.
    • Scrape droppings off perches and toys.
    • Sanitize the water and food bowls in the dishwasher.
    • During the cleaning process, inspect toys and cage for potential safety issues.

Quarterly

    • Take the cage outside and thoroughly scrub the cage from top to bottom including all the nooks and crannies.
    • Wipe down all of the surfaces to remove water and let the cage air dry in the sun.
    • If left to dry, fecal matter can easily become airborne contaminates which can be inhaled by your parrot as well as yourself.

 

Helpful Cleaning Hints

    • Keep moistened wipes on hand to clean poop before it dries
    • Pre-soak dried on poop to make it easier to wipe off
    • Place washable floor mats under all cages to protect your flooring.
    • Have an extra set of food and water dishes available.
    • Buy custom pre-cut cage bottom liners & stack several in the cage bottom so you can quickly remove the top soiled layer & have a fresh one automatically in place.
    • Install an electronic air filtration system to cut down on dust and dander buildup.
    • A few minutes spent daily on cleaning tasks will reduce the mess and time required for weekend chores.
    • Hang sheets or use washable paint to protect the walls behind your bird's cage.
    • Use a scraper to clean off perches and cage bars.
    • Use seed guards and cage skirts to minimize fallout from the cage.

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