You decided to have a budgie. It’s great! But in order for a captive bird to be healthy, cleanliness is needed. If the cleanliness of the cage and equipment is not observed, the bird may become sick, parasites may appear, and may even die. Every day you need to wash the feeders and drinking bowls, change the litter. Also, the cage must be regularly cleaned and washed completely.
To clean the parrot cage, you need a spray bottle, brush, potassium permanganate, infusion of wormwood and chamomile, laundry soap.
How to wash a parrot cage
Once a week (at least) you need to carry out a general cleaning of the cage for a parrot. It’s more convenient to wash a small cage. It is convenient to wash it in the bathroom, but large cells can be washed on plastic wrap in the room.
First of all, transplant the cell dweller to another place. All poles, toys, a feeding trough, a drinking bowl need to be pulled out of a cage. You also need to get the grill and the drawer. All this stuff should be brushed and washed with soap or a solution of baking soda. Then you need to pour over boiling water and individually dry.
In the bathroom, it is enough to clean the cage with a brush with laundry soap or any dishwashing detergent that has bactericidal properties and shower it with a shower. But in the room it’s more difficult to wash. It is necessary to spray the cage from the spray gun with hot water so that the remaining food and litter lag easier. Wipe the rods with a soapy rag. Then wash off the soap residue with a clean damp cloth. If the cage is treated with a special tool for processing cages for parrots, then it does not need to be poured with boiling water. But read the instructions, just in case.
Do not use chlorinated substances for disinfection. This is dangerous for parrots. For this purpose, use infusion of wormwood or chamomile, or a solution of potassium permanganate. The cage needs to be dried well or wiped dry before disinfection. After processing the cell, it must be washed well with water from the shower or wiped thoroughly with a damp cloth and dried. This is necessary so that the parrot could not be poisoned by the remnants of chemicals.
At each cleaning, potent substances are not recommended. Use only when necessary, for example, when parasites have appeared.
After the cage has dried, you can put and put all the parts in place, put a new filler in the pan, pour fresh water into the drinker. Wash and dry the equipment thoroughly. Once in inaccessible places, moisture forms mold, which contributes to the development of diseases in the parrot. Having restored the interior of the cell, return the occupant to it.
If you bought not a new cage, then be sure to replace all the internal contents. After all, the previous inhabitant could die from some kind of infection. Why endanger your pet?
For bedding, do not use magazine or newspaper sheets, or sheets with printed text. After all, the printing ink includes substances harmful to the parrot. If he does not bite the litter, then he runs along the bottom.
Well, now you can try to teach the parrot to talk.