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Old 02-07-2018, 09:37 AM
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Lightbulb Might Have Made An Invention That Will Make Cage Cleaning Easier

So yesterday I posted my idea about a self automated cleaning cage that dissolves debris and more, some people liked it and some people did not. Me and my group found out that this idea will not be safe for birds and scratched the idea completely, but we came up with something else for bird cages (mostly conures), this is how it would work:

First put very thin openings to the bottom of the cage (on the side). Then slide a stainless steel plate into the hole to just detach the poop thats stuck to the board (you would have a plastic board at the bottom of the cage, or some type of board that does not harm birds). Then you will have a second opening on the same side of the cage, then slide the stainless steel into that opening and leave it there (I will explain shortly). You will then have a tank of water with a tube running down into the bottom of the cage with a VERY VERY VERY small amount of dawn (dawn is the safest soap for birds). The reason for the stainless steel above there is so the bird does not get access to the water and does not drink it! You will open a simple flap or opening so the water will run through the bottom of the cage collecting all the debris and everything else. You would leave the water in there for around 5 minutes allowing it to collect all debris, you would then have another tube at the other side with another flap for you to open and then the water will exit the cage with all the poop and debris. It will all get dumped into a bucket and you will dump the bucket and boom! Clean cage quick and easy! (keep in mind we will be running MULTIPLE tests, this is how it is expected to work but we will have to make multiple prototypes.)

Let me know what you think, if we should change materials, and of course, safety hazards! It would also be nice if you told us how much this product should go to the market for (if it does) and would you buy it? Also feedback would be awesome too! Thanks for taking time to read this forum post and updated idea! I will continue to post updates on progress! Bye!
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Re: Might Have Made An Invention That Will Make Cage Cleaning Easier

Being you seem very serious about creating a real invention, have you researched materials with hydrophobic qualities that poop and food etc... wouldn't stick to in the first place? I know a lot of research is being done now into new materials that resist dirt, but am unsure what all is out there that could be used to safely construct a secure enclosure for a parrot. I do know some new surfacing techniques for metals have arisen that allow them to create a non-stick surface without applying any form of chemical coating.
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Re: Might Have Made An Invention That Will Make Cage Cleaning Easier

Quote: Originally Posted by Kiwibird View Post
Being you seem very serious about creating a real invention, have you researched materials with hydrophobic qualities that poop and food etc... wouldn't stick to in the first place? I know a lot of research is being done now into new materials that resist dirt, but am unsure what all is out there that could be used to safely construct a secure enclosure for a parrot. I do know some new surfacing techniques for metals have arisen that allow them to create a non-stick surface without applying any form of chemical coating.
The reason why I have the stainless steel on top is to make sure the bird does not drink any of the water and get dawn in their system. I just want to make sure that no birdy is harmed by the hands of me... I would never forgive myself ;(
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