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Here is an easy recipe for a safe and effective cage cleaning solution that you can make at home. A few minutes and a couple of household ingredients can go a long way in helping you keep your bird's cage nice and clean -- as well as saving you a lot of time and elbow grease.

 

What You Will Need:

 

* 1 clean, empty spray bottle

 

* 3 cups hot water

 

* 3 tbsp Baking Soda

 

* 2 tbsp pure Lemon Juice

 

Lemon juice may not seem like an attractive ingredient to all bird owners, but is completely safe for birds and contains natural enzymes that act as a disinfectant to kill bacteria and help break down organic material. It can be purchased at just about any grocery store, or you can juice your own lemons to make your cleaner extra fresh.

 

Tips for Mixing:

 

* Make sure that the water is hot. Hot water is better at dissolving powdered ingredients like baking soda. You want to make sure that the ingredients are as evenly distributed throughout the mixture as possible.

 

* Mix ingredients one at a time. Again, to make sure that the mixture is as homogenous as possible, you should blend the ingredients into the hot water one after another.

 

* Be sure to use a clean spray bottle. Recycling an empty bottle that was once filled with a commercial cleaner is never a good idea. Although you can wash the bottle out, many times remnants of the chemical that once filled it will remain. The safest thing to do is to buy a brand new spray bottle. These can usually be purchased for under a dollar and can be found at virtually any grocery or department store.

 

* Thoroughly rinse and dry cleaned surfaces. Although this cleaner is safe for birds, it's always best to rinse and dry any cleaned surfaces for the comfort of your pet.

 

* Remember to discard any leftovers. Leaving cleaner sitting around with fruit juice in it is like growing a bacteria garden. Always throw any leftover cleaner away, and mix a fresh batch each time you need to clean your bird's cage.

 

Used often, this homemade cage cleaner can be a handy tool for making your life as a bird owner just a bit easier. In addition to being a cheap way of effectively cutting through dirt and grime, it provides a safe alternative to harsh commercial cleaning agents. Protect your bird's health and your environment by trying this easy and economical cage cleaning solution.

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Love it, love it, love it! :P

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Awesome, Thanks Kaz

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AWESOME!!! I wonder if its good for kitchen benches and stove tops too :rip:

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Nice article Kaz :P

 

Lemon juice is an excellent stain remover. If we have a wine/cordial stain on the bench we sit lemon juice on it for a few hours, wipe off and the voila! :rip:

 

Got to be careful using lemon juice though on kitchens Liv, can leave a sticky residue

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I have a spray bottle in my cleaning cupboard with 1:3 vinegar to water in it. It's an excellent cleaner and disinfectant. It's great for benchtops, stoves and even for bathrooms. It's also really good for cleaning windows and is safe to use to clean the front glass of your fishtank and to wipe it out if you need to empty it for some reason to disinfect it and to clean the cover glasses, and for cleaning the bird cage. Unlike the lemon juice one (which is also really good) you won't need to discard it so you can keep it in the cupboard for your day to day cleaning needs :o

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Thanks Kaz, tryed it today and it is great, we have a lemon tree here that is loaded all year around with huge lemons.

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Thanks for this great recipe Kaz ;) l will be trying this one.

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Awesome! Thanks Kaz! I am certainly going to try this one!

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That's great, thanks Kaz :hap:

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  • 3 months later...

a very good idea cam s

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I have a lemon tree!

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does it work on concrete

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