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Carpet Shampooing

Postby Disqualify » Mon May 26, 2014 6:50 pm

I recently used a Rugdoctor to clean my carpet and I just wanted to know about how long before it is safe to bring my bird back into my room. I know there is no set time but I was just wondering about a general guideline. :gcc: :cockatoo:
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Re: Carpet Shampooing

Postby marie83 » Mon May 26, 2014 7:48 pm

I just googled it and have no idea what the ingredients are tbh. Personally because of that I wouldn't use it at all but since you already have I would wait at least 1 week and keep all the windows and any doors that lead outside in that room open for as many hours a day as possible.

On that note what do people use for cleaning carpets? The carpets haven't been cleaned in the 4 years my parrots have been living at my boyfriends and never had the issue of having to clean carpets prior to this. I have a few ideas but was curious if anyone else had the same ideas as me- or any practical experience of cleaning carpets where birds are kept.


**EDIT** as for the pet version of this product I can't even find an ingredient list (sorry didn't see that there was a pet version before)

**EDIT 2** found it "Contains less than 5% Non-ionic surfactant and anionic surfactants. Contains Hexyl cinnamaldehyde. Linalool. Contains a perfume." I couldn't even use that, I'm allergic to linalool. I don't like the look of it tbh "Contains a perfume" ???
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Re: Carpet Shampooing

Postby Disqualify » Mon May 26, 2014 8:51 pm

Thank you very much!
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Re: Carpet Shampooing

Postby edward137 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:53 am

Disqualify wrote:I recently used a Rugdoctor to a cleaning of carpet in Vancouver and I just wanted to know about how long before it is safe to bring my bird back into my room. I know there is no set time but I was just wondering about a general guideline. :gcc: :cockatoo:


Hello Disqualify,


I have had it with my carpets. They need to be cleaned, especially near the entry way. There are no pet stains, just the usual grime, and dirt that comes in on shoes and what not. I have been afraid to steam clean because of the birds, but think that I need to break down and do it. Usually, in the past, we've moved before needing to clean the carpets, but we've been here a while. Anyways, I am thinking of renting a rug doctor, but don't really want to use a toxic cleaning solution. I can move the birds upstairs while I do this, but not out of the house. I have heard that just plain water can lot of times do the job and then use a cleanser on tough spots. I have heard GSE can work well or white vinegar, but I don't want a vinegar smell either. What do you guys use? If there is a product out there that is safe I would use that, but I don't know what to use. My friend uses Natures Miracle because of dog pee stains. I don't have that issue, just dirt. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Re: Carpet Shampooing

Postby Pajarita » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:59 am

I don't have carpet anywhere in the house (I HATE them!) but we do have large area rugs both in the living room and the dining room and what I do is rent the large machines from Home Depot and use real hot water with a bit of clothes detergent in it and a splash of Clorox and then do them again with just hot water (kind of like a rinse) - works just fine and there are no bad fumes.
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Re: Carpet Shampooing

Postby Wolf » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:29 pm

Be careful as the fumes from heated or hot vinegar can be lethal to a parrot.
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