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Cellulose Sponges

A few weeks ago I bought a pack of Cellulose Sponges. I want to use them to wipe off the cages and clean the birds' toys and dishes and stuff. It says on the back of the bag "Not for aquarium use" and I am wondering if it is OK to use on my birds stuff? Are they toxic at all? I really have no idea. When I took one out for the first time today, I started rinsing it in a sink and the water that was rinsing it was bubbly and looked as if I was squeezing out a sponge that already had soap in it.




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I am not sure. I do not use them on cages, I just use a clean cloth to wipe stuff down.

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yeah I usually just wipe down mine too, I dunno whether or not that sounds good!
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Well, I just don't want there to be any chemicals in the sponges when I use them. Since it's rather cold outside and I am not taking the cages outside too often to wash them, I bought the sponges to be able to wipe down the toys and cage and stuff with maybe just some hot water.




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I usually use just some cloth with warm water and it does the trick. I also have specialized cleaners for cages etc
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Thought about getting a specialized cleaner on several occasions, haven't actually gotten to buying one. I use other things instead, like vinegar and things around the house. Otherwise I just use hot water.




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I use apple cider vinegar to wipe the cage down. I probably go overboard as I do it at least once a day.
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I use apple cider vinegar as well. The smell is absolutely AWFUL, though.




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You get use to it. It smells clean
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Sponges are fine for cleaning cages. I found the kind that has a scrubby side. This sponge is from walmart, and is not cellulose. Cellulose doesn't hold up to the scrubbing and vinegar. The cheap kind I use lasts a couple weeks, and I clean almost everyday now.
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i use cheap scrubby sponges and vinegar too. i wipe everything off with a clean towel when i'm done. haven't had any problems.
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I use cloth and water, nothing unsafe about it

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