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Hi all, I've just bought a second hand wood aviary and was wondering what would be the best thing to clean it with? I don't want to risk my babies getting sick so how long can I leave it before using?

Any info would be appreciated.

:P

I've decided to remove any toys or perches but not sure on how to treat the wood frame to ensure no germs or what nots remain. The people I bought it from said it's been out of use for some time now.

Will post some pics of the aviary as soon as I can.

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Give it a good scrub and then use F10sc. You should be able to get it at good Pet stores or Vets.

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Thanks for the question... I've been considering getting/building a wooden aviary and wasn't sure how it would go... can't wait to see pictures...

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Don't forget to scrub the wire too ( vinger solution ) works a treat on Metal .....

I would ditch all toys and perches and get new ones....But that is me

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For cleaning I use very hot water and vinegar, scrub well, rinse and scrub with hot water, and then rinse again. I also agree with your plan to ditch all toys and perches. Better to be safe then sorry :( Can't wait for the pics! Enjoy cleaning.

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Hi Dek,

 

I use Vetafarm's Avi-Care disinfectant cleaner.

 

AVI CARE RTU (READY TO USE)

Avicare is suitable for the disinfection of hospital cages, food and water containers, Hand rearing equipment and preparation areas, incubators, Brooders, Perches, Nest boxes and for general use in companion animal housing and environs

 

http://www.vetafarm.com.au/show_product.as...em_number=00014

 

 

Feathers.

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There's a product called GFE its Grape Fruit juice Extract. A lot of people use it to clean their houses as they don't want chemicals around their infants & kids. I'm sure you could find it in any health food shop. Its concentrated & you add it to water. The birds can lick anything you wash with it & it wont hurt them a bit.

 

YUCK ... I HATE GRAPEFRUITS ... !

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There's a product called GFE its Grape Fruit juice Extract. Allot of ppl use it to clean their houses as they don't want chemicals around their infants & kids. I'm sure you could find it in any health food shop. Its concentrated & you add it to water. The birds can lick anything you wash with it & it wont hurt them a bit.

 

YUCK ... I HATE GRAPEFRUITS ... !

That sounds good....I might try and find some of that :wub:

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Sorry to be reviving such an old post, but for other people like me, who are always looking for natural cleaners that work well - Please note that this product is "Grapefruit SEED Extract"... Washing up your aviary with Grapefruit Juice Extract would lead to a very sticky bird room! :)

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l use Avisafe from BirdCare, an non toxic and great produkt.

It's the best l have tryed on my wood aviary . :)

http://www.birdcareco.com/acatalog/The_Bir...oducts_320.html

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I regularly use Vanodin , it is hard to say good or bad as I had no chance to benchmark it with another product , but as far as I am concerned I had never faced with a bacterial problem .

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I like vinegar the best.

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I like vinegar the best.

Me, too. Plus hot water and sun drying.

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