Dena - Dante and Dweezil are due for all new toys and perches. I know it's going to be a $200.00 minimum! (which right now is painful... everything caves in at once sometimes UGH!) Those cement perches and acrylic toys are outrageous when you think about it! You don't need therapy- unless I do too?
I do the exact same thing - I use the steam cleaner - but I also scrub with antibacterial solution. I don't let anything air-dry either because I am so impatient - I dry every little corner and speck by hand, with my bag of clean rags and towels that I keep just for pet cleaning!
Oh, then I have to wash all the towels and rags in hot water and bleach...
Jim took over the bird cage cleaning a few months ago - ack! He's not nearly as perfectionistic as I am and I go back and re-clean what he's already done. I sit and ponder where to put what toy or perch... he rolls his eyes at me a lot!
I run some of the toys and perches through the dishwasher - they come out really good and I know they are sanitized.
Thanks for reminding me it's bird-cage cleaning time ....ugh ugh ugh
Carmen? When they are put back into their immaculate newly cleaned cages the first thing Dante does is shove his head into his water dish, splash it all over, dip his breast, more water splash - then he goes to his food, shoves his beak in there and like a shovel, throws the food all over!!
It's really an exercise in futility...
It's an entire afternoon project - about 3 or 4 hours to thouroughly clean 2 cages - one very large and one medium. It's the worst job in the entire world to me!