Hi!
I've got three parrots with some pretty large cages. I'd like to give their homes a comprehensive cleaning more than twice a year or so, but it's a real chore to keep lugging their cages out to the backyard for a hosedown. I was wondering how well the Vann's of (sorry, I forget the name) steam cleaner featured in BIRD TALK works, but $500 is really out of my financial ballpark at the moment. Would I be better off just getting a Scunci sc for $100 even though it would steam off the dirt, not clean it up? If anyone has had any experience with this, I'd really appreciate hearing your take on what to do. Thanks!

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Hi! I've got three parrots with some pretty large cages. I'd like to give their homes a comprehensive cleaning more ... up? If anyone has had any experience with this, I'd really appreciate hearing your take on what to do. Thanks!

I use a 1650 psi "Husky" brand powerwasher purchased at Home Depot. It removes dried on bird poop and food quite well from any surface. It gets in to corners and around bars very well. It can also remove paint from steel surfaces if it isn't bonded well. Yes, it's an outdoor job.

I haven't used a steam cleaner but I'd be quite surprised if they do the job as well as a pressure washer.
Hi! I've got three parrots with some pretty large cages. ... really appreciate hearing your take on what to do. Thanks!

I use a 1650 psi "Husky" brand powerwasher purchased at Home Depot. It removes dried on bird poop and food ... used a steam cleaner but I'd be quite surprised if they do the job as well as a pressure washer.[/nq]Yes that sounds like an "outdoor job" all right. I have thought about a pressure washer, but always decided against it as it would just be too damn much work to take the Macaws cage apart so I could get it outside. If it was small enough to fit through the doors I would have probably gone this route years ago. I have a steam cleaner made by EuroPro. If I remember right it was over $200.00 several years ago. It does work quite well but it takes a lot of time.

I would not get the cheapest one you can find. People who have tried them here seem to be very disappointed in them. The best thing I did for "me" years ago was to make a large wood stand for the Macaw. He spends most of his time out of the cage on that now instead of on top of the cage. That way most of the poop ends up on towels that can just be tossed in the wash. Has made cleaning his cage MUCH easier.

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Thanks for the help, all!! Since there's no rush on this, I'm going to check out the Europro and other medium-priced steam cleaners.

C.
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