On the fence with water bottles? Like the water dish but would like to keep it poop (and bacteria) free? Check out my hipster info-graphic below.
This great Cup Cover will protect the water from being pooped in from above. Please note we no longer have the white painted Cup Covers available to us. Instead we have some heavy duty Stainless Steel Cup Covers that fit the bill and lasts.
If it’s not in the budget for daily use or if you have a lot of bird cages, we advocate its use for newborn and younger birds as well as sick or recovering birds all of whom may have compromised immune systems.
None of these solutions is 100% and for that there are some great bird safe cleaning products that need to be part of every home.
Enzyme cleaners have been around for years known to help remove dog and cat pee from carpeting, well they work for bird poop too.
Poop Off is the original bird cage cleaning product that does the job just as it states on the label.
Simply spray cages or walls or the floor using the 32 oz spray bottle and let sit a couple minutes then take a damp cloth or towel or wet sponge and wipe away the mess. Don’t worry about your bird being exposed to it, it is completely safe even if they take a lick.
Just don’t spray your bird, that is common sense. For upholstery use the 16 oz brush top bottle and drizzle a bit of the liquid onto the pooped carpet or sofa, let it sit a couple minutes then use the brush top to gently loosen the mess and allow the brush to lift it away. Amazing results.
A new enzyme kid on the block is Avitech AviClean. Another enzyme product with a fresh light scent that does the job well in a 32 oz spray top bottle and also a 16 oz Concentrate that makes a whole gallon of solution at a terrific price.
- Don’t place dishes under perches
- More pellets (and fresh foods) less seeds
- Use hulless bird seed blends like Tropimix
- Place ceramic dishes (species size appropriate) on the bottom grille
- Use a Lixit water bottle instead of a water dish to eliminate Poop Soup
- Use a plastic office chair floor protector under the cage and/or against the wall
- Feed less millet or cut millet into smaller pieces and place in dish on bottom grille
- Instead of pine shavings or other loose bedding material use large sheets of paper in refuse tray.
- Put a stack of paper in your bird cage bottom and remove one sheet a day.