Post by newquakermom2 on Jan 24, 2018 21:29:57 GMT -5
I keep a package of all natural, fragrance free baby wipes around for wiping up poop off of clothes and furniture. To help cut down on the mess around the cage, I bought some plexiglass and attached it to the outside of the cage in some places. It seems to help some.
i've found using a old washcloth or hand towel wetted with just warm water to be the best poop cleaner-upper in wiping down perches,cage and poop in floor. thankfully my qp,coco,confines his poop to his cage or the newspaper around his cage.(thankfully all my other birds do that also.don't know how they got into that habit but i'm not complaining about it either) stubborn spots on the cage or floor respond to a little tide detergent,powder, original scent.i wouldn't recommend the liquid tide or any scented detergent. i don't wipe the perches down with tide/water solution as they are wood and absorb the detergent mix. perch heavy cleaning i just put them in a clean 5 gal bucket or a dishpan dedicated to bird use only and weight them down,let them soak a while, wipe them down and reinstall.except for the main perch that comes with the cage, i buy the small perches at walmart(sometimes their hidden among the parakeet seed and pitiful bird toys.)in the pet supplies labeled "wild harvest natural branch"8 in 1 brand for about 7.00 US each. have several in each of my bird's cages that are also home to a jenday conure, green cheek conure and 4 parakeets. they love them and these perches are easy to wipe down or soak. all my birds chew them up to keep their beaks trimmed down.never a dull moment with my fids. they live to pick on pop and keep things lively.
Last Edit: Mar 6, 2018 3:47:57 GMT -5 by quakerdad55: spell check and correction
I go through tons of newspaper... thank goodness I get most of it for free. That really helps with the daily clean up.
I also have "AviClean" which is a poop remover and requires no rinsing. It works really well. I use it about once a month when I want to get in between the wires of his cage. I wipe it every morning just with warm water and a paper towel to remove yesterday's crap... lol... but that does not always get all of it off. So ... this stuff is good. I also use a toothbrush (not mine lol) (hubby's lmaooooo... just kidding) to scrub a little.
His cage has to be clean... just like my house... I love clean clean clean... lol
Post by graciesmom on Aug 11, 2018 18:17:09 GMT -5
Well, that explains the big wad of spinach I found glued to my wall! Lol! My floor is ceramic tile so if I find anything has dried on the floor by the time I get home from work, I spray it with natural 7th Generation disinfectant spray and remove the offensive bit with a razor blade. Works great and know one sees her artwork but me!😄
Since we moved from Melbourne to Darwin we now have ceramic tiles throughout the house (it's cooler). All I do with dried residue on the tiles is spray it with white vinegar, wait for it to soak in and wipe it with a wet dishcloth. No problem.
Post by graciesmom on Aug 20, 2018 19:59:18 GMT -5
7th Generation is all natural and safe to spray on food prep surfaces, etc., so I thought would be safe for my QP. I have not used it on anything that is hers, just the tile floor that her cage sits on. Now I'm wondering..! I do like the idea of white vinegar. I forget what an incredible cleaner it can be! Is the strong smell ok for her to be around?
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2018 20:00:23 GMT -5 by graciesmom
Now I'm wondering..! I do like the idea of white vinegar. I forget what an incredible cleaner it can be! Is the strong smell ok for her to be around?
I've never had her out of the cage when I clean the tiles with white vinegar. I don't use a strong mix - just mild, also I wait for it to completely dry before she is let out of her cage. So far, no issues.