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    vinegar smells and birds

    I noticed that here and a few other places people talk about using vinegar and water as a safer cleaning product. I'm thinking of trying it.

    What I can't remember is if anyone uses it on bird-related items (dishes, cage, etc.). Do you? Is the smell left by vinegar bad for birds?

    Thanks!

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    Re: vinegar smells and birds

    I sometimes use Apple cider vinegar vinegar dilluted with water. I just rinse really well afterwards. The smell may be more offensive to humans than birds..I dont know. But even apple cider vinegar is stout.

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    Re: vinegar smells and birds

    birds don;t have that great of a sense of smell. we find vinegar more icky smelling than they do. and it is not harmful.

    read about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar (i get an organic one at trader joe's) here: http://www.*************.com/info.html#vinegar

    i use a diluted version to do an everyday cleaning, as it is a mild anti-bacterial. it does cause some surfaces to "cloud"- bark on manzanita, some acrylic. but other than that, it's good!

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    Re: vinegar smells and birds

    Dani, is it safe to just spray it on, let it sit, then whipe it off? Or does it need to be rinsed?

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    Re: vinegar smells and birds

    i use water / vineagar for cleaning of bird cages,
    i use double strength applecider vineagar ( one tblspoon ) for my own health, tastes like poop but man does it open your eye's up and take your breath away, tis a great heart starter first thing in the mornin works on the theory that ya day can't possably get worse than that taste..!

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    Re: vinegar smells and birds

    i use a spray bottle of the solution- i dilute 6:1. spray on, let soften, then i use a long handled brush (they have GREAT cheap ones at ikea with a scraper on side- 2 for $1!).

    perhaps if i did a completely clean rinse there would be no cloudyness. but who has the time?

    i also love oxyfresh cleaning gele- the 16 oz bottle lasts for months since you use only a squirt for an entire spray bottle.

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    Re: vinegar smells and birds

    Thanks! Luckily apple cidar vinegar is what I have 'lying around'. Time to give it a try...

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    Re: vinegar smells and birds

    I've added a link to an awesome website filled with information on the benefits of vinegar. On the side of the page you will see an index for all the different uses for it. I've been using it in my home for a very long time and love it!! Use it in your shower and you'll be impressed - you'll never buy another expensive shower cleaning again that's for sure! And did you know that it used to be used as an antibiotic? I make a tonic using frozen juice cans: 1 can frozen apple juice, 1 can frozen white grape juice and half a can of apple cidar vinegar. In one large container mix both juice's and add appropriate amount of water - according to directions on can - then add the vinegar and stir. When I feel a sinus infection coming on I drink it and it's GONE! Here's the link - I just can't say enough about the benefits and cleaning power of this stuff....and so cheap too!!

    http://www.vinegarbook.co.uk/

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    Re: vinegar smells and birds

    I'm still a little confused.. When using diluted apple cider vinegar, do I still need to rinse it off? Or can I just spray, let it sit for awhile, and wipe it off? Is it safe to spray on boings and other toys?

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    Re: vinegar smells and birds

    Yes it's safe Little Cricket...you could put a tiny bit in their water and it would actually be beneficial to their health.

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    Re: vinegar smells and birds

    I only use vinegar and water and baking soda for cleaning Merlins cage,etc.And also for most household cleaning.

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