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Bird Cage Cleaning

Question Posted Sunday September 2 2007, 9:18 am

I just got a bird yesterday and he has started getting used to the living room (where we put him) His diet is fine and he plays with the toys we put in and goes to the bathrrom in his cage. My question is, how often should I change the newspaper at the bottom of the cage? My mom says every day so it doesn't stink up the whole house, but I think that every other day would be okay, because I can't smell anything. The guy at the pet store said that we have to play it by ear, or nose, but I don't smell anything and the paper isn't that gross. How often should I change the paper??

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MelpomeneMuse answered Saturday September 8 2007, 10:06 pm:
If it's just one bird, and it doesn't poop a lot every other day or even just two times a week should probably be ok. Don't wait until it starts smelling, it's already too late by then.

Also, you should have some sort of temporary birdy home for when you have to clean the cage. Every couple weeks you should hose it off so it doesn't get too dirty and smelly.

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selectopaque answered Wednesday September 5 2007, 12:25 pm:
You don't want to just play it by nose. Even if you don't smell it, your bird might be living in it's own feces. So, if you see bird poop piling up, then clean it. It poo piles up after 1 day, then clean it daily, it's it's not that bad after 2 days, then clean it every other day.

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scenehairlolz answered Sunday September 2 2007, 4:10 pm:
every other day should be fine (:

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lil_dancer911 answered Sunday September 2 2007, 4:04 pm:
I think every other day is fine, you might also need to wash the cage every once in awhile because the cage can start to stink even if there is clean newspaper.

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hotpotato answered Sunday September 2 2007, 3:59 pm:
Well, what kind of birdy? How big is the cage? And what would be most convienient for you? Changing it daily, I guess, would be ideal, but not necessary.

I change my 4 parakeets's cage every week? Or half a week.

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