• Sandra Witt

Squeaky Clean


Spring will be here soon (I promise) … March 20th is the first day of Spring and I’m sure we’re all anxious to get out there and scrub the winter grunge off of everything.

It will soon be warming up enough to get those cages outside for a deep cleaning. If you’re lucky enough to have a power washer then … go nuts!! If you’re like the rest of us then a bucket, hose, and elbow grease will have to do. Pay attention to all those little cracks and crevices where food and poop can hide.

Don’t forget about your carriers or travel cages too; give those a good scrub down as well. Get the perches and other items scrubbed up and let everything dry in the sunshine.

For cleaning and disinfecting we recommend Aviclean or F10 Veterinary Cleaner both of which can be ordered from the Bird Barn. Make sure you rinse well and dry everything thoroughly.

While you’re at it, now is a good time to inspect that cage for chipped paint and rust spots. If your bird is chipping the paint off the cage, then consider a Stainless Steel cage instead of painted. Yes, they are more expensive but you won’t be repainting or replacing your cage every year or so. If you’re in the market for a cage, the Bird Barn is an A&E distributor. Send us an email if you are interested and we will contact you with options and pricing.

All proceeds from sales at the Bird Barn go to support the For the Birds Rescue, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, public charity.


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