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Cleaning around the cage #306214 06/30/08 03:53 PM
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I just wanted to share with you what I use to clean up around the cage and play tree.
Now I don't work for the company that makes these, but I have 2 vacuums, one is a full size and full power cleaner. The other is a really handy stick vacuum. I can remove the long handle and it turns into one of those really neat hand vacuums. It has a crevice tool so I can get into the corners very well. (I don't use it inside the cage, of course) So this is a three way vacuum that is really good for those touch ups when you don't really need to pull out the big machine. I don't remember what I paid for it, but it was so reasonable I bought it AND the big machine at the same time. I don't mean to be a commercial for the company, but I am sure other companies offer a similar product. It's just so darned handy.

http://www.bissell.com/Products/c/StickVacuum/p/3+way+featherweight+stick+vac/product.aspx


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Re: Cleaning around the cage [Re: Pepperhil] #306218 06/30/08 04:13 PM
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Whoa thats pretty awesome! i have a little handheld dirtdevil that is an older version of this one thats real handy as well. I use this one around my gerbils' cage too. http://www1.shopping.com/xPO-Dirt-Devil-MD8230T


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Re: Cleaning around the cage [Re: meg luvs keets] #306221 06/30/08 04:19 PM
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Yeah, when I bought it, I didn't have my birds. I just thought it would be handy for small jobs. But it's great because I can clean the floor around the cage, then take the handle off and clean around the cage with or without the crevice tool. I only need one tool. Those dirt devil hand held vacuums are great and this one turns into one, LOL but can do so much more without dragging the big machine out.

Wow, the little vacuum has come a long way! That one is awesome looking!


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Re: Cleaning around the cage [Re: Pepperhil] #306330 06/30/08 08:23 PM
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you actually can use it in the cage when you're cleaning, remove the birds so they dont get sucked in obviously, but its really a handy idea to vaccum up the loose seed on the bottom before you take the dirty paper out, it's so much less messy!


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Re: Cleaning around the cage [Re: Pepperhil] #306331 06/30/08 08:24 PM
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I bought a Dirt Devil "Scorpion" model (about $13) for quick tidying up around Pudgie's cage --- it has turned out to be THE most handy thing!

Re: Cleaning around the cage [Re: ] #306344 06/30/08 08:53 PM
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I recently purchased a Shark stick electric sweeper from Wal-Mart for $29.00. It's great for the floor around Emily's cage.

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Re: Cleaning around the cage [Re: cyberbud] #306458 07/01/08 04:04 AM
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yea i have 2 hand vacs lol ... a kurv and some dirt devil one that was rather costly but works amazing.

i vaccum the tray out daily and around their cage couple times a day ... i can just go around with the hand vac and get it all up in a snap:)


but yea take the birdies out LMAO ... although nunu thinks she can fight the hand vac and defeat it LMAO

Re: Cleaning around the cage [Re: ] #306468 07/01/08 07:28 AM
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Thanks,
that helpful, I just put gloves on and clean the inside with a wet paper towel. I actually bought a special liquid in a bottle, with a brash attached, but I don't want to use it when Yoshi is in the cage, and since she is not hand trained yet, and I don't have an extra cage.
The tray I wash, and clean under the cage again with the wet paper towel, which is tricky because I have to lift the cage floor a bit. I do it slowly with music and while talking to Yoshi so she is freaking out. Quite a bummer anyway, so the handy vaccum sound great, once I get her out.... Which will happen sometime this century, and my bathroom would be the safest place. No plants, or other problems.






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Re: Cleaning around the cage [Re: new2bird] #306474 07/01/08 10:53 AM
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depending on what kind of cage you have, you might be able to detach the entire bottom of the cage easily and remove it and clean it thouroughly without removing her just snap the bottom off lift the cage pull the bottom out and put the cage back down on the table.



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