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This seems like something ridiculous to ask seeing as I've been keeping birds for years (even just including my cockatiels, which I've had for 4 years now!) but how do y'all keep really big cages clean? My finch cage is small enough that if it needs a deep clean I can take it outside and just spray it down with the hose and my parrots' cage, while being huge, has a removable bottom so I can just take out any parts that get really dirty and spray them with the hose too.

My cockatiel cage, however, is so big that it like barely fits through the door and was a huge hassle to just get inside the house and doesn't have a removable bottom, so it's next to impossible to keep clean with just using a sponge or scrub brush.

Anyway, I could really use suggestions for how to really get the bars of the cage clean because I've been using a paint scraper to get off most of the poop and stuff on the bars and then using a scrub brush with bird-safe cleaner to dry and get the residue off but it doesn't work all that great and I'd really like my birds to have a nice clean cage to live in.

Any suggestions are super appreciated!!
 

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Thanks for the replies, guys! I've started putting newspaper over the bottom grate of the cage to try to contain the mess (with the plus side of my birds liking walking on it!) and I'll definitely try to get the cages deep cleaned outside at least once before winter gets here.
 
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