When you have furry or feathered companions in the house the care of space is fundamental, especially when it comes to animals that live in confined spaces and cages. Let’s see together how to best manage the cleaning of bird aviaries.
Care of the feeder and nozzles
As for all our 4-legged friends, each container for food and water should be rinsed daily and stocked with feed and fresh water.
At least once a week But it is good to take care of them and clean them more thoroughly with very hot water. Immerse the tubes of the nozzles of the drinking trough in boiling water to avoid the formation of the greenish and slimy patina that tends to form on the always wet containers. Boiling water Furthermore it will eliminate all bacteria thus avoiding the use of detergents and chemicals that could come into contact with the food and water of your domestic birds.
Care of the cage
For ordinary hygiene of your bird cage the ideal is affix a shaped sheet of paper to the bottom of the same to be replaced approximately every 2 days. For more thorough hygiene, especially if the aviary houses more than 1 or 2 birds, a deeper cleaning is required. It is good then first of all have a temporary aviary (even small), in which to temporarily host the birds, leaving them free around the house could cause many problems!
To thoroughly clean the structure is fine disassemble it, if possible, in order to facilitate operations. After carefully eliminating the excrement at the bottom, from the bars and perches, move on to cleaning. Using water and a neutral, fragrance-free detergent. For this the Marseille soap, diluted with hot water, it is ideal. Its degreasing properties and the absence of chemical additives make it effective to dissolve all traces of sewage or food but also harmless to your singing friends. Clean and fresh, your cage is now ready to welcome your domestic birds again.
* Photo above: archive image