Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Auckland NZ
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Bird pooh from the wilds can carry nasties.
The other issues would be mites and lice.
This may only apply to some countries, not all.
And I would be covering the top so that birds cannot pooh down into the aviary.
I would water blast and find new mulch to put on the floor.
I look for any pollution, contamnation, when using natural woods (branches and tree tops).
A good wash in very hot water and dishwashing liquid, rinse and leave in sunlight to dry, before using. Well except the tree tops and flowers they just go straight onto the gym. But I would consider the tops are clean as not many birds get there.
A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.