Parrot care - clean the cage properly
At the moment, most bird owners will say: “Just think, this is also a problem!”. Many of us to the question: "Why clean the cage?", Will answer: "So that there was no smell in the apartment." Well, let's try to refute these allegations and give a couple of tips that will probably come in handy, as a last resort, for beginners.
Let's start with the fact that the cell is cleaned not only for the sake of a normal smell in the apartment. First of all, the dirt in the cage or in the aviary - is the source of various diseases of birds. It is not enough just to remove food debris and excrement, cell disinfection is of great importance in keeping healthy parrots.
Parrot Cage Cleaning Tips:
- special paper, which is covered on a pallet, changes daily;
- the feeding trough and drinking bowl for the parrot are thoroughly washed out with a sponge, ruff or brush daily, before filling them with food or water;
- sand, as well as sawdust, change as needed, being polluted, but at least once a week;
- wet cleaning of the cage is carried out as contaminated, but at least once a week.
AT pet store can be purchased hygiene products for birds, including special sand , which not only allows you to maintain purity and freshness in the cage, but also will be an excellent source of minerals for the body of a parrot. So, in Padovan (Padovan) Ocean Fresh Air hygienic sand with shells and anise contains small pieces of sea shells, which help strengthen the bones of the bird, help digest food and participate in the formation of egg shells.
Cunipic Hygenic Sand hygienic bird filler is also multifunctional: it maintains purity and freshness; thanks to oyster shells, birds get the necessary minerals; Anise seeds refresh and give a pleasant aroma. Sand changes 1-2 times a week.
Vitakraft (Vitacraft) Sandy hygienic sand for birds of the highest quality, protects the cage of parrots from germs. Part of the special gastric flint provides optimal digestion and regulates metabolism, in addition, biopesci helps to improve the growth of feathers, facilitating the condition of the feathered friend during the molting period.
Completely all cage washes once a week. If the parrots fly around the apartment freely, then give them that opportunity while you wash them at home. If the birds are not tamed, use the cage or, best of all, a transport cage. Before washing the cage, remove all removable items from it - the tray, the bath, the drinker, the feeder, all the twigs and toys, take a brush and a safe detergent and clean the entire cage by carefully rinsing it with clean water. All cage equipment is also washed with warm water, using a brush, and then dried, as for toys, after washing it can be rinsed with hot water.
Once every six months, feeders and drinkers for parrots are changed to new ones, the same applies to perches (poles), which you can either buy new ones or polish so that the bird does not hurt the paws about possible chipped.
In order to please your little feathered friend, buy him new toys and arrange them in a cage in a different order. This will allow the bird to while away the time, learning something new and interesting.
Never smoke, and do not allow others to smoke in the room where the bird is located. Nicotine is a poison for parrots, which can cause deep depression in a bird with a breakdown, as well as be the cause of the imminent death of a pet.
Disinfection of parrot cage.
Before the start of disinfection, the cell is washed out, as described above, then it must be allowed time to dry. For processing cells can not use potent chemical drug. The only case when they are resorted to is in the case of the detection of parasites.
After disinfection (for example, using bleach), the cell is washed with clean water. The safest, but at the same time effective means for disinfection bird cages are infusions of chamomile or wormwood. A soft, well-absorbing and moisture-wicking fabric is taken, moistened in the infusion, and every corner and every twig of the cage is wiped.
More difficult is the case with street parrots enclosures. It is extremely difficult to disinfect it. Therefore, the periods between disinfection are approximately six months. Pathogenic germs that are dangerous to the health of parrots can be in the soil, and the depth of their settlements can be up to 25 cm. Therefore, disinfecting the soil consists in removing the top layer of earth at a specified depth, then soaking the soil with disinfectant substances and filling the soil with a mixture of sand and gravel.
On how carefully you adhere to the rules of cage care, follow all the tips, depends not only the cleanliness and comfort of the bird in the cage, but also the most important thing - its health!