Thursday, August 27, 2009

Get Rid of Bird Poop

Jardine's Parrot Birds are messy. And my Jardine’s Parrot, Phoenix, is a prime example. Birds sure do poop a lot. And once dry, it’s like cement.

She has a perch that suction cups to a window, where I then put down a towel to make sure nothing ends up on the carpet. Everything that lands on the towel then goes to the washer. But even a washer and dryer cycle can’t get rid of bird poop. It’ll turn the it into pellets that are hard as rocks. If that’s not bad enough, wait until you have to clean a bird cage.

Poop-Off Early on, after getting my bird, I found one product that actually works and it’s called Poop Off. All you have to do is spray the cage where the most poop has accumulated and then start removing and scrubbing it with paper towel. You may not get all of the poop, but many people use a harder scrubber to scrape it away. Once I’m done cleaning the cage, I just let it dry a bit before letting my bird back inside.

Now Poop-Off really comes in handy if bird poop ends up on the carpet. Instead of water that just soaks and smudges it down into the carpet, this seems to lift it out. I just spray it, dab the paper towel on the spot and it comes out.

Poop-Off says “Poop-off works best when used with a brush on perches, dried droppings and on carpet. Spray walls, floors, hard surfaces, carpet and cages with liquid. Wipe with a cloth, sponge or brush messes. Repeat if necessary. Poop-Off will remove even the toughest stains from clothing, upholstery and carpets. Check for colorfastness on a small hidden spot before applying to complete area. Used by bird lovers, breeders, Zoos, Veterinarians, bird and pet stores daily to end the tedious task of cleaning up after birds. Guaranteed the finest bird poop remover and laundry pre-spray available. Instantly dissolves bird droppings.”

Poop-Off’s ingredients include water, active enzymes, surfactant and avian safe fragrance. It seems to be safe on all the fabrics and carpets I’ve tried it on, and it’s non-toxic for birds. It does not contain solvents, orange oil and it’s non-toxic and biodegradable. The smell is unique and fresh, but for the first few minutes you’ll be smelling wet poop and Poop-Off at the same time. But it gets the job done.

It’s nice to find a product that lives up to its claims, because there’s so much crap out there that doesn’t. Pardon the pun.

You can find it any pet store like Petco or PetSmart.

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