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Unhappy How do you clean comfy perches?

I hate to just throw them out and replace them with new. Mostly my linnies wipe their beaks on them after eating fresh fruits and veggies. Soaking them makes them limp. Thinking wiping with vinegar and water? I have Nature's Miracle oxy formula pet cleaner anyone try it on comfy perches?

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I have vacuumed them before with the pointy tip utensil just to get dust and dried things off. I have also thrown them in the washer in the lingerie bag or rinsed them off with the hose on high power. In both cases, I let them air dry.
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Fortunately my linnies wipe their beaks at the wooden branches.
I posted the comfy perches far away from the food dishes, so they are not encouraged to wipe their beaks there.
For cleaning off a single poop I use a wet cloth with vinegar, but I wouldn't put them under water, because the wire inside is zinc wire.
When they are ugly I change them.
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I have some rope perches that are a different brand but I hang them in the shower and hose them down with my dog washing tool.

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Good ideas here!! I figured out how to place my comfy perches so poop rarely gets on them. my perches are not by the food dishes but my linnies bring the fresh fruit and veggies to those perches for eating Actually I read to use vinegar with water instead of soap to clean out my hummingbird feeder to kill bacteria. I think it will work here too, now why didn't I think of that

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Glad to see you found a solution, I'm always throwing them away
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I would use a brush and gently brush with some kitchen soap and water.
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