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Old 05-09-2013, 01:33 AM
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Cleaning cages

To earn the trust of a bird do you give me new water and food everday or what?

How long does one wait to clean a birds cage?
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Re: Cleaning cages

Hello,

1- You should provide the bird with fresh water daily or even several times a day if it gets dirty if they are soaking themselves into it/bathing etc.

2- Also, You should provide enough & balanced food daily, either as a one meal (Free feed) or split it into several smaller meals during the day if you are training him (That's what is called the training diet)

3- Regarding cleaning the cage, Well, We do clean it everyday, I mean I do change the papers everyday and sometimes several times a day if it gets too messy. I do clean the cage itself and the bars, grills etc once or twice a week, and of course, vacuuming everyday is essential.
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Re: Cleaning cages

Leftover seeds and/or pellets can usually be left for the next day but soft foods,fruits & veggies should be changed daily, with leftovers thrown out...if you live in a hot climate you should change/throw out soft foods, fruits & veggies every couple of hours because of the potential for rapid bacteria growth.....
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Re: Cleaning cages

I change papers every couple of days and wipe down the whole cage once every week or two. Depending on how bad it needs it. I clean food and water bowls daily with soap and water because mine get vegetables and cooked food almost every day. That always needs to be emptied out and the bowl cleaned so bacteria doesn't start to grow.
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Re: Cleaning cages

You should give your bird fresh water several times a day. Also give your bird fresh fruit and veggies daily mixed with nuts and legumes. Also a well balanced diet of pellets and seed as a treat.
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Re: Cleaning cages

You should do what ever you need to do to keep things clean and fresh. The bird will adjust to your schedule. Be consistent and do what;s right.
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Most bird diseases will cease to exist in a wet environment; therefore it is good practice to thoroughly clean the whole cage daily.
Daily cage maintenance helps keeping the bird cage clean and dry and the incidence of rust, discoloration and corrosion is greatly reduced.


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Re: Cleaning cages

We wipe down the cage everyday and clean and change her tray. But, I will admit that it's been a while since I thoroughly scrubbed the cage.
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We wipe down the cage everyday and clean and change her tray. But, I will admit that it's been a while since I thoroughly scrubbed the cage.

I scrub Mishka's cage thoroughly each day....(that's just me LoL)
Steven laughs and says why every day?

I told him he lives in a clean and tidy apartment.
Why should it be different for Mishka.


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Re: Cleaning cages

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We wipe down the cage everyday and clean and change her tray. But, I will admit that it's been a while since I thoroughly scrubbed the cage.

I scrub Mishka's cage thoroughly each day....(that's just me LoL)
Steven laughs and says why every day?

I told him he lives in a clean and tidy apartment.
Why should it be different for Mishka.


I thought i was the only one!!!

I scrub Fargo's cage each and every day so it is spotless, even though Fargo is actually a very clean bird, my friends ask me why i do it each day and i say because he should have a clean home to live in like me!!

I am a bit of a neat freak!
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