Once your cage is purchased, think about where to place it. It is essential that the bird feel safe. If possible, it should be placed against a wall and a hiding place should be proposed so that the parrot can take refuge there if necessary. In addition, some birds prefer to be in a transit location (often EAM birds) when others will be stressed by too much human presence (especially PPE). The owner must adapt to the character of his bid to ensure the best possible living conditions.
Be that as it may, here are some still valid rules that can help the homeowner determine the best location for the cage or aviary:
- Avoid drafts, often responsible for respiratory diseases.
- Do not place the cage in a cramped, poorly ventilated room, or in the kitchen where vapors and fumes can cause stress and breathing problems.
- For talking parrots or imitators, do not put the cage in the entrance or next to the phone: the bird gets used to having attention (its master comes close to it) as soon as the doorbell rings or when the phone rings and he learns very quickly to imitate the ringtone heard to bring his owner near him.
- To prefer a room other than the living room or living rooms: parrots are day birds that need a lot of sleep but also have a very developed hearing and vision. Thus, covering the cage with a sheet is not enough to allow them to sleep well which leads to stress and behavioral abnormalities.
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Maintenance of the Parrot Cage
Having a parrot at home requires a lot of maintenance. Indeed, do not clean your cage regularly to expose the room to a lot of dust and very strong and unpleasant odors. In addition, it is necessary that the cage of the bird is always clean in order to limit the risks that it develops digestive or respiratory diseases.
Between feces, feather dust and food waste, the cage of a parrot gets dirty every day very quickly (RUPLEY, SIMONE-FREILICHER 2015). The substrate must, therefore, be changed once a day and the cage, perches, feeders, and waterers must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at least once a week. It is advisable to use only water and soap for the feeders and waterers and the rest of the Parrot cage (bars and perches) can then be disinfected with bleach or white vinegar.
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How to clean the cage of a parrot?
Clean the cage of his birds
Location And Maintenance of the Parrot Cage
To do this, use dishwashing liquid to clean the dirt and diluted bleach or cleaning vinegar to disinfect.
clean birdcage or rodent
Want to hear your birds sing and see your little hamsters playing? To do this, make their cage a pleasant place to live where they will feel good. It all starts with cleaning their cage…
Clean the cage of rodents
Whether it is a rabbit, a hamster, a guinea pig or a mouse, the maintenance of your rodent’s cage remains the same:
– On a daily basis, remember to remove excessively damp and soiled areas from the litter.
– Once a week, do a great cleaning of the cage of your rodents.
To start, throw away the litter, leftover food and nesting materials (cotton balls in which your hamster makes his bed, for example).
Clean the pan, but also the bowls, the wheels, the bottles and all the plastic toys with washing up liquid.
Also, remember to wash the bars of the cage because some rodents climb along with the grids and make their needs there.
If the cage is very dirty, you can disinfect it. To properly clean your rodent’s cage, use diluted bleach or white vinegar with antiseptic and anti-mold properties.
In any case, take care to rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Finally, replace new bedding and all accessories.
Clean the cage of his birds
For the care of your birds, take the time each day to change the materials you use to litter the floor of their cage (newspaper or paper towel).
Wash the bottom tray and the grids of the cage to be cleaned weekly.
To do this, use washing up liquid to clean the dirt and diluted bleach or cleaning vinegar to disinfect.
Do not omit either of these two steps: indeed, if the bleach disinfects, it does not clean.
Nothing, therefore, replaces a good washing with soap to clean the cage of your birds.
Be careful never to use bleach and white vinegar at the same time!
Indeed, the mixture of these two liquids produced by the chemical reaction of chlorine gas, which is toxic for both you and your animals.
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Where to place a parrot’s cage?
This requires opening the window or placing the cage on the balcony away from drafts, but do not place the cage behind a glass (greenhouse effect). The cage should be placed in a bright room and birds should be exposed to direct sunlight.