Haven't been on here for eons! (See below for a personal note.)
I have a budgie, Calvin, who has had a recurring illness. His tail starts bobbing (it doesn't bob at all normally), I take him in to see avian vet; he gets a series of shots; it stops; it starts again in 4-6 weeks. We have tried a series of two shots and a series of six shots. We tried also treating all of my other birds (3 cockatiels and 2 foster budgies) with antibiotics in their water. Now, because the 3 cockatiels were due for wellness exams anyway, we're giving a series of two shots to all of the birds.
The thought is one of the other birds might be a carrier of something. None of the other birds have shown any symptoms throughout this. Also, Calvin was tested for a bacterial infection at one point; test came back positive; treated; test came back negative. Whole story repeated anyway.
Note: when the vets office is open tomorrow, I'll get the name of the antibiotic that he has been being given and what he was tested for.
Because I foster, there have been a lot of birds in and out of my house. All are disease tested and quarantined, but it's easy for a bird to be a carrier of a variety of diseases and not test positive. Calvin has never gotten very sick. Sometimes his breathing has been visibly labored, but it always corrects as soon as he gets a shot.
This was all for background! Along with all of the birds getting shots, I need to dismantle the cages, disinfect them, toss some of the supplies, and clean and disinfect the rest. It doesn't help that it's the middle of the winter here! Nor that I have a double fight cage. And wooden floors. And my birds really like the extra cages that are set up: they use them like vacation homes!! I know I'm not going to be able to do a perfect job, but I want to do what I plausibly can.
First question: I'm having some trouble getting the F10 here in the US (delays in shipping and/or outrageous price). How about https://www.naturechest.com/petfocus.html?
Or anything else? I can resort to bleach if necessary, but would rather not.
Obviously, all of the shredders are getting tossed, along with the calcium perches, edible perches, etc.
I assume that I can disinfect anything that is plastic or metal. What about wooden perches?? I have a lot of grapevine, cholla, etc. that I would like to save if possible.
What about house plants? I have a lot of (bird safe) plants in the room and they like them.
Sisal and rope bungees and perches? (Note: none of my current birds chew on the few rope perches I have, but I do monitor it).
Wooden floors with a water based polyurethane coating?
Latex painted walls??? (What can I say? Bird poop does sometimes end up on the walls!)
[For those who remember me, I have had some health issues. Finally got a diagnoses and treatment, and things are looking up.
The budgies I had while on here, Coconut and Kip, are no longer with us. Calvin was Kip's buddy after Calvin died. Calvin decided to make friends with the cockatiels, so he's the only budgie I have at the moment. As you can imagine for the story above, no birds are coming in or out of my house at the moment, so the two foster girls are sort of kind of mine, at least for the moment.