Do you have a parakeet at home as a pet? Well, one of the basic cares apart from food and veterinary assistance is the cleaning of its cabin. The hygiene of the cage is essential for the health of your bird and so that it has a comfortable space and in perfect condition. It should be a habit that you have included in your routine of care, because it is essential to avoid many diseases and conditions that may endanger your health. In this OneHowTo.com article we explain in detail how to clean the parakeet cage.

Steps to follow:

1. When we talk about cleaning the cage, we mean everything that surrounds your pet. Your home should be thoroughly cleaned once a week; it should even be disinfected with every wash. It is important that you do not allow dirt to accumulate in the bottom of the cage, including the sticks on which the bird perches.

In this sense, we recommend that if you have more than one parakeet in a cage, avoid that the sticks overlap so that they are stained with excrement or fall on the drinkers or feeders. Starting from this, to clean the cage, empty the entire lower tray, which will be full of feed and its physiological needs, and take out all the accessories that need to be cleaned: swings, mirrors, bars, feeders, drinkers and any object in it. It’s interior.

2. You will have to clean all the accessories well with soap and water, because they may be full of dirt from food or their stools. Clean each object with hot water and mild soap and before putting it back in the cage, let it dry well.

It is recommended that the waverers and feeders be cleaned more frequently, you will have to take a look daily to see that both their water and food are clean and perfect. With the feeder, you must take into account removing the empty shells from the food and filling with new seeds. Don’t let old seeds collect at the bottom.

In the following article you can learn about how to feed a parakeet.

3 .Once you have cleaned all the objects in the cage, you must proceed to cleaning the bars of the cage. Take a clean cloth wet with a disinfectant lotion and wipe it through all the bars of the cage, once you finish, with another clean cloth remove all the remains of the cleaning product so that it does not harm the health of your parakeet. Finally, with a bit of paper or another dry cloth, leave all the bars dry and clean, or you can take the cage outside to air dry.

4. The base of the cage that you removed at the beginning and on which food seeds and stools usually fall, you should clean it thoroughly with water and bleach. Let it soak for a bit and then clean, rinse and dry. Once the base is dry, place a cardboard or newspaper on top, which will serve so that you can remove the food and other remains throughout the week, without having to constantly clean the bottom. After this, insert the base into the cage, place all your accessories and you have the entire cabin ready for your parakeet.

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