Once a week, wipe the
cage down using a non-toxic, bird-safe cleaner. Wipe again with
a damp rag to remove any cleaning residue. Wash the bottom tray
and grate if you have one.
Toys should also get a thorough cleaning.
This also serves as a reminder to rotate toys which keeps your
budgie from getting bored. Thoroughly wash any toys that are removed
from the cage so they are fresh and clean the next time you return
Wooden perches should be washed or replaced periodically. If
washed, dry them in the sun if possible and make sure they are
thoroughly dry before putting them back into the cage. Problem
spots can also be sanded to freshen the perch. Position perches
so that droppings won't fall in food or water containers or onto
It is recommended that bird cages be thoroughly washed about
once a month. Give your budgie some supervised flying time in
a safe room and take the cage outside (or in the shower) for a
thorough cleaning. Soaking the cage first with water will soften
any droppings and eliminate the need to use abrasive scrubbing
which can harm the finish of your cage. Use a bird-safe, non-toxic
cleaning agent and rinse thoroughly. Always dry the cage completely
before returning your birds to their home.
Homemade Bird Cage Cleaner - Detailed instructions and recipe
for making your own safe cage cleaner.