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safe way to clean bird cage?

Mango&Five

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i’m a person who is very paranoid about everything i do with my birds, or to their cages or anything like that cause i never want to give them anything that could be potentially harmful.
I have a pretty big cage, i was just going to take it out the back and spray it down with a hose, but i’m thinking that maybe there are better ways ?
 

Shannan

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I hose mine down with a hose. I will sometimes us a little dish soap on the truly dirty parts (unscented, sensitive skins types like they use on wildlife) but I usually rinse extremely well when I use the soap. I only do that about once or twice a year. Other than that I frequently do a wipe down with a little vinegar/ water spritz and then wipe down with a damp rag. I've never had a problem with this routine and I have had Walter for a very very long time.
 

DoubleTake

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i occasionally use a steam cleaner when they are in a different cage.
 

taxidermynerd

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I wipe it down with f10 on a paper towel. If something is particularly gross (ie cage grates) I will lay a f10-soaked paper towel on the area to soften things up, then wipe off like normal.
 
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