How to Mess-Proof Your Bird Cage

How to Mess-Proof Your Bird Cage

Parrots and birds in general are extremely, extremely messy creatures. Do you keep asking yourself questions like How do you feed birds without making a mess? How do you keep your birdcage floor clean? How do you keep birdseed from getting everywhere? Some of these and more are questions every bird owner asks, and luckily, we have tried to help figure out the answers.

Make Use Of Bird-Safe Materials

When modifying your bird's cage, you should only ever use stainless steel. A large majority of screws are made of zinc, which is very harmful to birds and will result in poisoning. So you should never use screws or metal made of zinc if it's going to be around your parrots.

You could purchase from our store and also Google bird-safe wood before you start using wood to build things for your birds

Create a Treat Platform

It is really important to get bird-safe materials when you're building things for your birds. You could use pine, which is completely bird-safe (as opposed to oak, which is toxic to birds) and then attached a honey stick with a strip of Velcro

Make sure you use a cage liner

Tap up the gaps in your seed guard will help keep debris from plummeting onto your floor. 

A birdcage liner would help in preventing your pet bird's droppings from getting caked on and stuck on the metal floor bars of the cage. This would not only ease cleaning but would help save time spent on scraping and cleaning.

Ensure that the Cracks in Your Seed Guard is Taped

If there is an open crevice all the way around your cage's seed guard (this is called a seed skirt). Duct tape all around those open edges so that whatever falls into the bottom of the cage does not slip through those open cracks and end up all over the floor.

Ensure You Close Off the Bottom Area of the Cage

You can do this by taking a thin piece of plastic, cutting it to the right size, and making the sides solid all around the bottom of the cage where the birds don't usually go. When you do this, a lot of mess ends up there, and all the debris (seeds, droppings, etc.) would directly spew out the open sides like crazy and end up all over your living room floor or space.

By closing off the sides completely, you can stop that from happening and lead to less mess.

Buy a cage with ample Space

Provide your bird ample space so that it can flutter around or hop from perch to perch. This may encourage it from sticking to the perimeter of a small cage, which could denote more irregular spilled seeds or feather debris. A comfortable pet is less likely to suffer from anxiety and additional feather loss. 

Some people prefer creating a multi-room bird "apartment" for their pets. This is virtually one large and one smaller cage that the pet can wander between, furnishing a change in environment.

Ensure you have extra food and water dishes 

By doing this, you can just take out the polluted food and water containers and replace them with clean containers with food and water, so you can wash the dirty ones when you have time. 

You can do the same thing when caring for wooden perches.

Rotate pet toys and ensure they are washed frequently, guaranteeing that they are sanitary and that the bird will not get bored with the same items.

Finally, You could get any of the following from our store for general cleaning of your bird's cage  F10 Wipes REFIL PACK, F10 AEROSOL FOGGER COMPLETE ROOM SANITISER 500ML, and POOP-OFF BIRD CLEAN UP LIQUID - TRIGGER SPRAY 32OZ,


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