Five Products That Help Make a Bird Owner's Life Easier

Convenient Cleaning Products

We all know that birds can be messy; sometimes to the point where it seems impossible to keep up with them. It is in their nature to toss their food around, turn toys into a pile of wood chips and poop very frequently. Yet keeping a companion bird's environment is important for their health and general welfare. It isn't an easy job to stay on top of the cleaning, but it is indeed a necessary part of keeping your birds happy and healthy. 

But there are some products that will lend you a...MORE hand in keeping your home a much cleaner and more pleasant environment for both you and your bird.

Read on for a list of five great products that can help make caring for your pet easier, less time consuming, and a lot more fun!

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    Handheld Vacuum

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    Handheld vacuums can be very helpful for cleaning up discarded seed hulls around your bird's cage, as well as for removing down and dander, which can cause allergies for some owners. Small, lightweight, and convenient, these little suckers make cleaning up a snap! Be sure to change the filter on a regular basis so it remains in top condition and retains its vacuum power. There are many on the market that are top quality and will make the job of spot cleaning those little messes a lot...MORE easier. 

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    Upright Dustpan

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    There is a lot of cleaning involved in keeping parrots. Keeping the floor clean is a big part of that cleaning. Making the job easier by using an upright dustpan will save you time as well as saving your back. It simply makes the job of keeping your floor clean a little easier. Obtaining one of these upright dustpans is the way to go in ensuring that your floor stays a bit cleaner and debris-free. 

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    Scrub Brush

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    If you've ever cleaned a bird cage, then you know that dried bird poop can be like concrete when it comes to sticking around. Whenever I am cleaning perches, grates, or cage bars, I like to use a good, sturdy scrub brush to help break away any stuck-on droppings before I wash them. This can cut your cage cleaning time in half if your feathered friend is particularly messy. Keep scrub brushes of various sizes and shapes to ensure you have the right tool for the job at hand. Toothbrushes are...MORE an ideal tool for scrubbing bird poop, dried on food such as Chop and Grain Bake out of the little nooks and crannies on a cage where they invariably make their way to stick and get as hard as a rock. So be sure to stock up on these when you get the chance. 

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    Extra Bowls

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    For the same reasons as humans, birds should not eat out of dirty dishes. Bowls that have set out overnight are a veritable breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. Some of these bacterias and fungi  could pose a threat to your pet's health. Instead of washing your birds' dishes before each meal, you might find it much easier and quicker to keep several extra bowls on hand for rotation. With the extra dishes, you can serve their breakfast in the morning with ease, leaving the dirty bowls...MORE for  to wash later, at your leisure. You can soak the bowls in soapy water overnight or simply pop them in the dishwasher. Keeping their food bowls clean and fresh is important in keeping your bird healthy. You will find extra bowls to be a very convenient way of staying on top of the cleaning duties. 

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    Specialty Cleaners

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    Several companies are now making products that are designed with enzymes to break down organic waste material like dried-on bird droppings and bits of food. These products, such as Poop-Off Bird Poop Remover, can save you quite a bit of elbow grease since the enzymes' natural reactions start working to degrade the waste on impact. Another option is to mix up a natural homemade cage cleaner and use it to help soften up dried droppings before you rinse them away. Ensure that the cleaning...MORE products you select do not have a strong odor as this might be harmful to your bird. 

    Edited by: Patricia Sund