Playpen Wooden Branches Treatment.

by Pamela
(San Jose, California-USA)

Hello, I am writting to ask how one would go about treating (bird safe wooden tree branches from your list of course) to make playstands out of them for birds? i.e. spray with a water and bleach mixture, then let branches sit in the sun for a certain number of hours. Or, spray with a bird safe disinfectant, then let branches sit in the sun for a certain amount of hours. Should the hardware be stainless steal? Someone told me fruit tree branches can go directly into cage from the tree, is this O.K.?

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Jul 16, 2008
Disinfecting branches for birds
by: The Vet

It is not possible to disinfect wood because it is so porous. Debarking it is the best first step. Bleaching and then exposing it to sunlight is also helpful.

Dr. B

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