There are four legs to the “Mess Equation.”
- Cleaning the cage
- Cleaning the area around the cage
- Cleaning where the bird travels elsewhere in your home
- Cleaning the bird.
To keep things short we are going to focus on cleaning the cage today. Great offense starts with a good defense so we want to take steps that will help protect the cage and the areas around it and then make it easier to clean.
We’re not big fans of tray bedding, regardless of material because we feel it holds bacteria and moisture which promotes mold. You also cannot inspect the birds droppings which should be a daily task.
Because of the birds respiratory system the last thing we want is your bird to be near mold. Mold is the single biggest cause of aspergillosis in birds
If you want to take birdcage sanitation to the next level check out T3 anti-microbial birdcage liner from Prevue Pet
T3 Cage Liner utilizes a patented process developed by Agion®. The liner is an anti-microbial protected paper, treated on one side to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
If you’re not already, try putting a folded piece newspaper top of the grate of the birdcage to help keep it clean because it’s far away the dirtiest part of the cage.
Put the newspaper under her food dish, perhaps something heavier and ceramic and you’re solving two problems. With the food on the floor of the cage instead of halfway up the cage wall much more waste will go into the tray below than onto the floor.
Whether you have a dome top or a play top cage if your bird perches on the top of it why not throw a piece of newspaper on the tray of the play top or directly over the dome top, and you’ll be scrubbing less metal and cleaning less pooped on perches and toys.
What do you use to keep your bird cage clean? A couple of unique but inexpensive products that have become top sellers our website are the Mess less feeders.
To wrap things up for the day, would like to recommend an essential accessory no birdcage should be one without and that’s a Lixit bird water bottle.
I know this comes as a shock but sometimes birds will dunk their food into their water dish and even poop into the water bowl.
The food particulate isn’t too bad but you don’t want your bird drinking water holding bacteria created from feces leading to bacterial infections in their mouths. Lixit water bottles simply solve this problem.