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Is it safe??

I personally buy new but my friend just got a bird and bought a used cage I worrie about desieses and other things???

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If you got the money then of course it is better to buy new. If you buy used cage then do the sensible thing- give it a good scrub down then it shoud be safe enough

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If you got the money then of course it is better to buy new. If you buy used cage then to the sensible thing- give it a good scrub down then it shoud be safe enough
I would worrie about what cleanser to use to clean it some have cemicals that would hurt the birds dont they??

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If you got a garden then take the cage outside and use boiled water, pour it over the cage, that should kill off any bacteria, and then with a scrubbing brush just give it a good scrub down, you don't have to use any cleaning agents, just boiled water is fine

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If you got a garden then take the cage outside and use boiled water, pour it over the cage, that should kill off any bacteria, and then with a scrubbing brush just give it a good scrub down, you don't have to use any cleaning agents, just boiled water is fine
oh thats great news Ill tell my frend thank you

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I scrub mine down with boiling water and either apple cider vinegar or vanodine, both are perfectly safe for the birds.
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I use breakout disinfectant

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Disinfecting is 90% elbow grease. Boiling water and a stiff scrubbing brush should be sufficient. You can also use a bleach solution (10% bleach) and then scrub and rinse well. Leave the cage in the direct sunlight for at least an hour. Sunlight is a great disinfectant and kills most bacteria.
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I agree with the others, I have used the same cages over agian with my birds, I'd always make sure that it is well cleaned before I put the new bird in. The only time I'd ever need to buy a new cage would be if I needed to get a bigger cage for a bird it all depends on the size.
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