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    Cleaning

    Hey. I really, really need to clean up tuka's home.. I have some water bowls and food bowls, and wooden perches (with poop on them, of course) and a dirty rope perch and it all needs to get cleaned! What would be the best kind of cleaner and drying material for his water/food bowl, and for the perches? I don't want to use anything that will harm him

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    Re: Cleaning

    You should get into the habit of washing food and water bowls daily (I clean water and fresh food at least 2x a day, sometimes more!). Use dish soap and let them air dry or with a dish towel. As far as perches, wooden perches and all other cage material (bars, tray, etc) can be wiped with a apple cider vinegar and water solution to disinfect everything. The more often you do this the easier it is! If you can wipe down the cage every other night or so, then it doesn't pile up on you. Much easier! If you have rope perches, or toys with poo, set them in a sink with some apple cider vinegar and let them soak a bit, you can use an old toothbrush to scrub if you need to. But make sure to let them dry out completely (usually over night).

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    Re: Cleaning

    After trying every other method of cleaning my parrot's cage out I have come to the conclusion that steam cleaning is by far the easiest and least messy. You can buy a small steam cleaner for around 20 and I just steam clean everything in my parrot's cage once a week and it's just great
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    Re: Cleaning

    I use Poop Off for the cage and wood/plastic perches, etc. It comes in spray and scrubber and wipes and does a great job. I also use vinegar and water to clean the cage aprons sometimes, and I wash their dishes thoroughly twice a day the same way I wash our people dishes---with soap and water, rinsed well! As for the rope perches, I put them into a pillowcase and throw them in the the clothes washer with allergen-free natural detergent. Then I let them air dry. They come out super clean.

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    Re: Cleaning

    You should be washing your bowls everyday with your regular dishes. I also stick mine in the dishwasher when I am going to run a load. You can actually also stick the rope perches in the dishwasher, or put them in a pillow case and into the laundry machine.
    I wash my wooden perches with just some soap and water with a scrubber. Or I power wash them when I power wash the cage outside. Just dish soap and water works real well on almost anything as long as it's rinsed out very well.
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    Re: Cleaning

    Wow. Great advice everyone. Thank you, I'm going to get some cleaning done right away =D

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