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Old 07-09-2015, 09:38 AM
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Default How do people clean their budgie

Hi all. So I was wondering what people do to clean their budgies cages.
I'm looking for the weekly clean and monthly clean opinions

I'm a bit confused about what's the best way to clean my birdies cage.

I've read about soapy water, a bleach solution and a white vinegar solution.

I live in a second story flat so can't take things outside to dry in the sun.

Also how to people clean the toys and perches.

I'm using newspaper at the bottom of the cage and change this daily. Their water and food is changed daily and cleaned.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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What I do is put a budgie bath (you can buy them at pet stores for about 6 dollars) on the bottom of the cage they will likely jump in and gave a great time splashing around get all wet and clean
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I use Poop Off for daily and weekly cleaning. For monthly cleaning, I use F10 SCXD, vet grade disinfectant. However I'm fortunate and can take Tico's cage outside to be hosed down. If I were if your shoes I would probably buy a hand held steamer for monthly cleaning.
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Are you referring to the cage cleaning or cleaning your bird? I took it to be the bird so I spray with a fine mist of warm water. Nothing else is needed.
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I clean my cages with undiluted white vinegar.
Each morning I do a quick wipe down of any areas on the cage that are soiled, including cage bars, as well as any perches and toys.
I change the newspapers I put on top of the bottom grate, clean the food and water dishes, and use a little whisk broom to sweep out any debris in the pull out tray before giving it a wipe-down with white vinegar.

For more intense cage cleanings, I have a little scrub brush I use to get any debris out of the crevices at the bottom of the cage. It works well dry and to get off stuck-on debris I simply wet it with white vinegar.

When toys, perches and playgrounds need a more intense cleaning, I put them in the bathroom sink and scrub them thourghly with white vinegar and then let them air dry in the house before replacing them. I do this on an "as needed" basis -- not on any particular schedule.
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I'm with Deborah.......white vinegar is very safe and very effective, I use it for cleaning everything...
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I personally change out the cage liner and wipe out the tray with water and a paper towel as needed, generally every 1-3 days, depending on how many birds I have in the cage, and whether or not they're breeding (I keep breeding cages super clean to ensure no diseases can reach the breeding parents or babies). Every time I get new birds or move birds into a cage where I had other birds housed, I take the entire cage into the bathtub and spray it with vinegar, scrub it down completely with dish detergent, rinse, spray with vinegar again, and then rinse completely. I put mine outside to dry, but I think you could towel dry them inside if that isn't an option. I also do this complete disinifecting and scrubbing of each cage every 1-3 months, depending on how many birds are in it and how messy they are haha!
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I clean all my birds cages with undiluted white vinegar also I don't think you need bleach, and the fumes would be harmful to the birds. Scented soaps could be harmful too.

I usually keep things clean around by vacuuming and cleaning the pull out poop tray. When the cage needs a proper clean, I pull it apart, take it outside, wipe/scrub everything with white vinegar, and then hose it down, or you could rinse in a sink for small cages.
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