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Old 10-23-2019, 07:10 PM
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I have a question about disinfecting a flight cage.

As some of you may know, one of my two budgies passed this past June due to APV. They both shared the flight cage until Zeezu got sick. After that, I moved Birdie to her previous cage and moved Zeezu to our quarantine cage. I threw out everything Zeezu came into contact with and moved the large flight cage to the basement.

Its been almost 5 months now. As I've mentioned before, Birdie is a birds bird, not a people bird. I've really tried.

After researching and talking to our Vet about our options, I've decided to try one more time, and get another bird. Both my research and my vet indicated that APV affects younger budgies, so I searched for an adult. I was hoping to find an adult budgie from a rescue, however I couldn't find anything. So as much as I hated it, I got an budgie from a local store. Violet (her name) has no baby bars, but she hasn't developed an iris around her eyes yet.

Violet just finished her 30 day quarantine yesterday. So far so good.

Over a week ago, I washed the flight cage with soap and rinsed. Then I took it outside and disinfected it with diluted bleach (10%) and let is sit for 10 minutes. I then hosed it down for a good 10 - 15 minutes and let it air dry. I left it in our garage until yesterday.

My question is, will that be good enough? Should I rinse it again? If so please explain. Also, if you have any tips on how to proceed please let me know.

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If you are concerned about a residue from the bleach I don't think you need be since you rinsed it for 10-15 minutes. When you introduce the birds it would be best if you had each in a cage of their own in the same room next to each other, that way they can get used to one another without either one feeling like their territory is being invaded. Some birds take to one another right away and others do not. Observe them for a few days and see what their reactions are. Does Birdie get out of the cage time and will she step up for you at all?
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I agree with Cody completely and she's offered you excellent advice.
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Thank you! I was mostly concerned about any bleach residue that might be left over. I think I'm just overly worried that I might do something wrong.

Violet is now the big flight cage! I think I will give her some time to get used to it before I introduce her to Birdie.

Thank you so much for all your help!
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Cody has given excellent advice. Bleach is hard to wash off, but sounds like you did it well long enough. Looking forward to updates! Congratulations on your new girl Violet .
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