HOW TO CLEAN A BIRD CAGE
One of the most significant responsibilities that comes with having a pet bird is cleaning its cage. Keeping a clean environment for your bird is the first step to preventative health, along with a happy psychological state and a balanced diet.
The question is not how often you should clean a bird cage, but what kind of cleaning you should be doing when. Setting up and following a regular cleaning schedule is essential to making the process as easy as possible each time you do it.
Since your bird's food and water dishes should be cleaned in hot soapy water, you may think the same solution is the best way to clean the bird's cage. However, soap can sometimes leave behind a film that will eventually attract more dirt and dust, meaning the enclosure will look dirtier more often.
Rather than going out to buy a special cage cleaner, grab your scrub brush and a bottle of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner. The powerful cleaner and degreaser is tough enough to cut through grime and pet residue, but the non-abrasive, and non-corrosive formula won't their cage.
Remove your bird(s) from the cage and from the room before you begin cleaning. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner is still a detergent that can be irritating to birds' highly sensitive lung systems, and too much aerosolized spray of any detergent cleaners could cause harm to your bird.
When in doubt about a surface, always spot test first.
It is also recommended that you disinfect the cage and all accessories after cleaning.
Disinfection of animal quarters and kennels:
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