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Re: Fully Cleaning Your Parrot's Cage

Postby michaelflynn » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:13 am

Thanks for sharing . This post is really helpful
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Re: Fully Cleaning Your Parrot's Cage

Postby Navre » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:38 am

I’m having a disagreement with some people over using vinegar for cleaning.

I think it needs to be half vinegar, or at least 1/3 vinegar, but they’re using a lot less. Maybe 1/2 cup to a gallon of water.
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Re: Fully Cleaning Your Parrot's Cage

Postby Pajarita » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:05 am

Vinegar needs to be sprayed directly onto a surface for it to be effective in killing anything and even then it does not kill everything it needs to kill. Personally, I think that using any kind of vinegar solution to clean cages is a waste of time and nothing but a fake 'green' fad. Warm water with a splash of dish detergent and the tiniest bit of Clorox is much more effective and it doesn't leave things smelling of salad dressing.

See this: http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits ... ctant.html
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Re: Fully Cleaning Your Parrot's Cage

Postby Zorro_the_bhc_2015 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:15 pm

I use avi clean & rag on my birds cage as it does not fit through the door of my bedroom. And a zip tie to get anything stuck between bars then a handheld vacuum 4 big stuff.
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how to clean a powder coated iron cage

Postby Angelina » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:10 am

I am totally new and I am waiting for a powder coated iron cage. I am wondering how I could treat it so it is easier to avoid rust from forming. Washing a cage like this seems to create rust very quickly. Any ideas???
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Re: Fully Cleaning Your Parrot's Cage

Postby Pajarita » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:02 am

Hi, Angelina. I am not sure we are talking about the same kind of cage but powder-coated ones don't rust unless the coating chips off. Now, how soon that happens depends on the thickness and number of coatings it gets -the cheaper ones have thin coatings while the more expensive ones have thicker or more of them BUT, if you want a real thick coat, get yourself an old, used one because those used to be practically bullet proof! :lol: My very best cage is an old, old one I got for $60 that I use for my pair of senegals. It used to be an outdoor cage for a large bird [don't know what species, I never saw the bird] and it was still in the garden when I picked it up but, neither then nor now, 6 years later, has a single chip missing!
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Re: Fully Cleaning Your Parrot's Cage

Postby Bultaco » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:09 pm

pfinarffle wrote:I have to say that the little steam cleaner we bought has been the best $70 I've spent in a loooong while! No more icky vinegar or diluted bleach smell or expensive poop cleaners!

Brand and model name, please!? :-)
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Re: Fully Cleaning Your Parrot's Cage

Postby Pajarita » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:37 am

Any of them would work, Buitaco. I tried it twice and it works, it's only that I just don't have the patience to steam a large cage - it takes too long and I have too many cages to do every day.
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Re: Fully Cleaning Your Parrot's Cage

Postby liz » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:28 am

Baby wipes clean anything. Remember to rinse after use.
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