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Old 10-21-2013, 09:17 AM
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What Is The Best Way To Sanitize A Used Bird Cage?

Vinegar water?

Bleach water?

Natures Miracle Bird Specific cleaning solution?

I am open to all and any suggestions.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:00 AM
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Re: What Is The Best Way To Sanitize A Used Bird Cage?

If you intend on using it pretty soon then vinegar solution works just fine. But if you just want to sanitize and use later, bleach works fine as long as you give it a good rinse.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:35 AM
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Re: What Is The Best Way To Sanitize A Used Bird Cage?

Good to know thanks! Do you think if I used bleach water today, the cage would be safe by tomorrow evening?
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:42 AM
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Re: What Is The Best Way To Sanitize A Used Bird Cage?

A product I really like is F10. Only in the last few years did it become readily available to the average pet parent

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F10 is non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-irritating and aldehyde free so has no adverse effects on people, animals, equipment or surfaces. It has been proven effective at recommended concentrations against all types of bacteria, fungi and spores including MRSA, avian influenza, psittacine beak and feather disease, canine parvovirus, e.coli, aspergillus and a host of others.
F10SC Veterinary Disinfectant can be used in a wide range of applications — disinfecting cages, water bowls, floors, racks, shelving, perches and toys, food preparation areas, inside incubators, washing eggs and decontaminating hands. F10SC can also be applied as a fog or fine spray to mist rooms to eradicate airborne microbes and to stop cross contamination.
F10SC is active against bacteria, fungi and spores. It is an excellent product for achieving a high level of biosecurity and poses no hazard to yourself or your animals when used at recommended concentrations.
F10 products are non- toxic, non-corrosive & biodegradable.
F10SC can be sprayed on and left to disinfect after cleaning with no need to rinse off. Unlike many other products F10 stays active providing an ongoing residual effect.


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Re: What Is The Best Way To Sanitize A Used Bird Cage?

To really sanitize it use the F10SC. Sorry but bleach and vinegar doesn't kill the stuff off like this stuff does. Just remember, with the SC one you must rinse if off really well.
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Re: What Is The Best Way To Sanitize A Used Bird Cage?

I scrubbed the cage down outside, hosed it down, and used Hibitane on it, then rinsed very well and left it in the sun to dry...put the cage in the sun for a few days and all was well....
The bird has been living happy and healthy in the cage since the summer...
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Re: What Is The Best Way To Sanitize A Used Bird Cage?

For the actual cleaning, aside from disinfecting, I use a water blaster, the same type people often use for cars, bikes and concrete driveways (gets algae off). Much better than scrubbing as the water stream will reach into nooks & crannies that brushes miss.
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