Cleaning a used bird cage

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    I am getting a used bird cage today from craigslist. I would like to know the best thing to use to clean it. I found this online and was wondering if this is good or if there is something better. Thanks in advance!

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    What You Will Need:

    • 1 clean, empty spray bottle
    • 3 cups hot water
    • 3 tbsp Baking Soda
    • 2 tbsp pure Lemon Juice
    Lemon juice may not seem like an attractive ingredient to all bird owners, but is completely safe for birds and contains natural enzymes that act as a disinfectant to kill bacteria and help break down organic material. It can be purchased at just about any grocery store, or you can juice your own lemons to make your cleaner extra fresh.
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    I scrubbed mine outside with bleach and water, then let the sun dry it.
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    I prefer to spray it with bleach and let it soak in the sun, to evaporate the bleach, and then scrub it down with hot soapy water.

    But where I live its ALWAYS raining or cloudy, so the bleach thing isnt always something I can do.

    So I usually just scrub it down with hot soapy water. You can also add vinegar to kill bacteria. And always rinse with plain water.
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    I used vinegar and water and washed every bar on it. Then sprayed a bird-safe disinfectant that could dry on the bars.
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    All seem like viable choices. I would use the bleach followed by a long air dry in the sun if that's an option.
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    I would blast it with a pressure washer with some cleaner in the tank.
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    I soak them down with Simple Green, then I let it sit for a while, scrub with soft brush then rinse off with the presure washer and let dry in the sun. I do this with any used ones I get and also this is how I clean my birds cages.
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    I have it all clean! Thanks! Now I just need to decorate! I threw out all the perches and toys. So, now to start fresh! Any suggestions? :dancing:
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    Do you have a pic of the cage?
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    Whats wrong with using lemon around birds???

    I would probably scrub it down with soap water with maybe a little bleach give it a good rinse then use water and vinegar to disinfect it then let dry as is.
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    thats what i do too but no cleaner ... Tykay is real good at trashing her cage .... lol sooooo .... i have to get real good at cleaning it for her ..... the pressure washer works well.....
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    Bleach w/water, Vingar/Water, or Pet focus.
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    all of these are great...what is the size of your cage Jenni....want to make sure bella has plenty of RM. i put her water bottle up today she thinks its a giant toy,give me a call:cool1:for you and your family jenni....BELLA....

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    Bleach it twice, hose it off and let the sun dry it. The sun gets rid of stuff too.
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