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lysol for cleaning?

i see plenty of posts out there regarding use of Lysol cleaners and chemical cleaners (use or don't use) for cleaning birds toys, cages, perches, etc. but i havnt seen really anything for home cleaning. i have 2 African greys and they don't seem to be affected by the use of cleaners like Lysol when i just mop the floor or wipe down any surfaces. and i used a rubbing alcohol and water mix to wipe down some of the walls in our house so my question would be. it is safe for my birds to for me to use these household standard cleaners like these to clean the rest of my house as long as i don't use it on anything my birds would really touch or chew on? only reason I'm somewhat concerned is because the room they normally hang out in is not the best ventilated room in the house.
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Re: lysol for cleaning?

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i see plenty of posts out there regarding use of Lysol cleaners and chemical cleaners (use or don't use) for cleaning birds toys, cages, perches, etc. but i havnt seen really anything for home cleaning. i have 2 African greys and they don't seem to be affected by the use of cleaners like Lysol when i just mop the floor or wipe down any surfaces. and i used a rubbing alcohol and water mix to wipe down some of the walls in our house so my question would be. it is safe for my birds to for me to use these household standard cleaners like these to clean the rest of my house as long as i don't use it on anything my birds would really touch or chew on? only reason I'm somewhat concerned is because the room they normally hang out in is not the best ventilated room in the house.
You have two different cleaning agents you are questioning as part of your Thread. Both 'could' be used, but with great care and extensive rising. Rubbing Alcohol is not commonly recommended for general cleaning use. If memory serves it displaces Oxygen and should never be used in a confined area. Lysol (tm) is a heavy chemical that comes with a list of cautions regarding when and how to use it.

Assure that your Parrots are not near where your both store and use either product! You should consider moving your Parrots to areas that are not effected by these chemicals.

There has been numerous Threads regarding great products and tools to use for the Parrot's cage(s), perches, toys, etc... We use Dawn 'Original' for most cleaning in addition to white Vinegar. In all cases, rise multiple times with drinking quality water. Whenever possible, Sunshine Dry.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:22 AM
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Re: lysol for cleaning?

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We use Dawn 'Original' for most cleaning in addition to white Vinegar. In all cases, rise multiple times with drinking quality water. Whenever possible, Sunshine Dry.
What's the difference in use of cleaning between white vinegar and apple cider vinegar? I can't stand the smell of either but apple cider vinegar is less offensive to me. I know it's more expensive.
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Re: lysol for cleaning?

Just to make sure you are not misunderstanding what SailBoat is saying, you do not want your birds anywhere's near these fumes! The first symptoms you may see are your babies laying dead on the bottom of the cage!
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Re: lysol for cleaning?

I'll keep it simple. I use vinegar/water mixture to clean bird related items. I will use regular cleaners on everything Else so long as the bird is not within Direct fume range. If he is then I will move him
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Re: lysol for cleaning?

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We use Dawn 'Original' for most cleaning in addition to white Vinegar. In all cases, rise multiple times with drinking quality water. Whenever possible, Sunshine Dry.
What's the difference in use of cleaning between white vinegar and apple cider vinegar? I can't stand the smell of either but apple cider vinegar is less offensive to me. I know it's more expensive.
I really do not know if there is a difference - Mrs. Boats uses White Vinegar and when I'm clearing that's what I get handed.
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Re: lysol for cleaning?

I'm a huge fan of my handheld steam cleaner. Amazing power and kills all the bad stuff chemical free. I don't know how I would do cage maintenance without it. Toys and all get blasted. Like those hard to clean toys with all kinds of wood hanging and coconut shell on top. This happens to be Timnehs favorite toy. I bought a floor cleaner and I just squirt a small amount of dawn in there and it works great. Some of those cleaning products have an amazing list of warnings. Probably doesn't need to be said but never use any areosols.
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Re: lysol for cleaning?

i pretty much just mop the floor with the Lysol and the only reason i mentioned rubbing alcohol is because Dahlia likes to sit on the window ledges and when she poops down the wall it sort of stains the wall and the only effective thing ive found to remove this "stain" is with a spray bottle and rubbing alcohol. thanks for the input!
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Re: lysol for cleaning?

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.....only reason I'm somewhat concerned is because the room they normally hang out in is not the best ventilated room in the house.
This is very dangerous for your birds! At some point, it may kill them!

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i pretty much just mop the floor with the Lysol and the only reason i mentioned rubbing alcohol is because Dahlia likes to sit on the window ledges and when she poops down the wall it sort of stains the wall and the only effective thing ive found to remove this "stain" is with a spray bottle and rubbing alcohol. thanks for the input!
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Re: lysol for cleaning?

I use thieves cleaner which I get from Young Living, that is completely harmless but I don't take any chances I always rinse after I clean with anything but this is the safest thing ever seen so far


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