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Hi, im looking for a warm-mist humidifier to see if that would benefit my budgies.
ThereŽs one im interested in and they write how to clean it.

1. Wipe base and tank with undiluted vinegar 2. Rinse thoroughly.

DISINFECTING 1. Fill water tank with 1 tea spoon of bleach and 3.4 liters of cool water 2. Wipe base with same solution 3. Wait 20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly until smell of bleach is gone.


Does anyone know whether bleach is ok or dangerous for birds??

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Old 12-14-2017, 06:52 AM
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If you clean the unit with the bleach solution, be very sure you rinse the bleach completely out of it prior to using it again.
There should be no residual odor of bleach when you turn it on.

I would simply use undiluted white vinegar for cleaning and disinfecting it.
If you clean the unit regularly, the undiluted white vinegar will work just fine.
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Thank you, iŽll probably just use vinegar then. Do you know whether a filter could also be soaked in vinegar or would it be destroyed?

I do have a disinfectant called AviSafe or AviClean from Birdcare. Is that something i could also use to disinfect a humidifier with?


Can I ask Another thing about humidifiers, iŽll have to go with a cool mist one instead of a warm mist. Im looking online and some are mentioning the word "ultrasoundtecnology". Is ultrasound= ultrasonic?? And is a humidifier with ultrasound safe for our birds? Dont really want to pick one until i know for sure its safe.
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Why do you need to go with a cool-mist humidifier?

A warm mist one is what you want to use with budgies.

I can't advise you on using Avi-Clean in a humidifier to clean it. That isn't something I would try to do.
I also would not recommend trying to clean the filters.
To my knowledge, any filter should simply be replaced when necessary.
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Simply because a warm mist humidifier needs much more electricity (dont know whats called in English), ie 270 Watt compared to ie 35 Watt for a cool mist humidifier. Wouldnt afford that electricity bill.
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