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Old 09-21-2015, 11:33 AM
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I have had birds as pets on and off for decades, and they are appealing pets but often very messy. I thought I'd start a thread so people could list their hints for cleaning.
I have several cages on an Ikea Ullgump rug. It does a pretty good job hiding chaff and unlike the hardwood floor, traps chaff, dust and feathers on the rug so it is easy to vacuum every morning (with the dedicated vacuum that is always plugged in and ready to use in the bird room).
What cleaning hints help you save time and effort cleaning up after our adorable but messy friends?

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Good idea - I should get a rug like that for my cage to protect the carpet under it.

I like using Poop Off to clean perches and cage grate and furniture. It does a good job and is safe to use around the birds. It works better when I spray it on and leave it for a minute before wiping with a rag.
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I went out to our local dollar general store today and picked up a roll of this plastic shelf liner. I cut it for my dresser where some toys are and it is also under the net where they like to perch up by the ceiling. I also placed some on the carpet in front of the dresser where they climb in and out and are likely to have some droppings. Bella enjoys it as well.. lol
easy to wipe up and inexpensive!



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I switched over to steam cleaning cages because the monthly cleaning was a huge time suck. Not having to dismantle the cage completely, drag it from the room and then wait for it to dry cut at least an hour off my monthly cleaning. Bonus points because steam cleaner is useful in cleaning other parts of the house so it isn't a one trick pony.

My next biggest time suck is vacuuming. I would love one of the robot vacuums but the good ones start at $300 and up so not very affordable right now. I do dream of the day where my biggest concern is charging a robot vacuum and emptying it when it is full.
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For everything from cages to hand feeding utensils I use Enviroclens/Avisafe: Enviroclens (Avisafe) Bird Safe Disinfectant Concentrate - Cute Little Birdies Aviary

It kills Bactria, viruses, fungus and pretty much anything else that could make our little ones sick, is completely safe to use around them without even needing to be wiped off, and smells really good to boot

I think it actually worked better than poop off when I compared the two with regards to getting poop off too

As far as keeping hulls etc out of the carpet, I have found that the plastic carpet protecting liners they design to go on the floor under office chairs or at worksites works amazing. The little spikes on the bottom of it keep the plastic secure and in one place, and they are really easy to clean too. You can get whole rolls of it at just about any office supply or big chain store such as Walmart, target etc for pretty cheap. This is what I am referring to:
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Hope this helps a bit!
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