How to disinfect the bird cage
Before setting the bird into its “ lodging ” you should do something else Never the less that the bird cage is new , and the perches are ecologically clean , they should be disinfected carefully . I call this operation “carbonation ”, because as a “disinfectant” gas for burning is used , and gas for cigarette lighters can be used but it can be quite expensive . How to proceed : Wash both the bird cage and the wooden sticks with soap and hot water. Leave them dry well especially the sticks because they soak with water and drench. Prepare the gas and a cloth with which to put the gas over the perches and the bird cage. It is compulsory to put gloves ( surgery or household for washing plates ), otherwise you hands will smell awful.
Slightly damp the cloth , but not to drop gas from it , and carefully rub the bird cage everywhere and the perches . Now the bird cage and the perches are absolutely ready to be completed and to put the bird inside . The disinfection is very useful for the bird because when it steps on the “ carbonated ” perches , a part of the gas gets soaked into its legs and then when scouring themselves it goes on its feathers. It is good at least once or twice to clean the perches with gas and to change them. That is why I told you in the beginning to provide yourselves with wooden sticks .
To clean the bird cage with gas is more difficult , because you are supposed to have a spare ” lodging ” for the bird, where to put it temporarily . Nothing prevents you from cleaning the bird cage periodically with a cloth damped with gas without washing it with soap .