We all know that birds can be messy – sometimes so much that it seems very tough to keep up with them. Luckily, many products on the market can reduce the effort required to maintain a clean and healthy atmosphere for us and our pets. The dirty bird cage and environment can cause a series of serious health problems in birds. Keep reading to get a list of five excellent products that can help make your pet’s care easier, less time consuming and much more fun!
1. Handheld Vacuum
Hand-held vacuum can be handy for cleaning up discarded seed hulls around the cage, as well as for removing down and dander, which can cause allergies for some owners. Small, lightweight, and convenient, these little suckers make cleaning up a snap!
2. Cage Skirt
A cage skirt is a piece of cloth, usually equipped with elastic or velcro, that extends around the bottom of a the cage to prevent clutter before it reaches the ground. Keeping the mess in check is usually a lot easier, keeping the floor around your pet’s home clean and free from dirt. All owners know that it is essential to have the largest and best cage for their feathered friend.
3. Scrub Brush
If you have ever cleaned a cage, then you know that dry bird poop can be like concrete when it comes to hanging around. When I clean perches, gratings, or cage bars, I like to use a sturdy and robust scrubbing brush to remove any stubborn deposits before washing them. It can reduce your cage cleaning time by half if your feathered friend is particularly messy.
4. Extra Bowls
For the same reasons as humans, birds should not eat dirty dishes. The bowls that have set out overnight are a veritable breeding ground for bacteria, some of which could act a threat to the health of your pet. Instead of washing the plates before each meal, I find it much faster and easier to have several additional bowls ready for the rotation. With the extra dishes, I can distribute breakfast in the morning with ease, leaving the dirty bowls to be washed later, to my liking.
5. Special Cleaner
Several companies are currently producing products that have been engineered with enzymes to separate organic waste material, such as drying bird droppings and bits of food. These products, such as the Poop-Off Bird Poop remover, can save you a lot of elbow lubricant as the natural reactions of the enzymes begin to degrade the waste in action. Another option is to mix a natural homemade cage cleaner and use it to help soften dry droppings before rinsing them.
It may seem like it does not matter, but having pet furniture or residence that does not have proper cleaning techniques could be a good idea. Learn to care for your bird to keep it healthy and happy. For further reading plus an insight into the best bird feeders on the market, check out We’re All About Pets.