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Cleaning Perches

I was given 4 nice wood perches but they are used so I wanted to make sure that they will be safe. Would sanding them down then cooking them kill anything that might be there from the other person's birds?

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bleach and water would disinfect them

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Do NOT soak them in bleach because you will never get that nasty stuff out of the wood afterwards!
Just soak it in water for a couple hours, scrub it down, and then bake it on a really low temp for about an hour.



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What Kayla said.




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Thanks, I will do that.

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I just use F10 on mine. My birds love stripping the bark


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Daisy what is F10? These don't have bark anymore .

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A very strong, very good disinfectant! It is often used in vets
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I also use tree branches (better for their toes, feet and legs and free!).
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I use Pet Focus, which is available on line if you can't find it in a pet store. It is a disinfectant recommended by my avian vet. You just spray it on the perches after you clean them. Then you wait 15-20 minutes and rinse them well with water. Quick and easy. This is an economical product -- comes in a concentrate and you dilute. I use it monthly on my bird feeders (wild birds) and nest boxes to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses.


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When cleaning bird cages and supplies, I sometimes use Poop-Off, at least a watered down version.




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