Monthly Archives: July 2019

How to Clean Up After a Pet Parrot

Small, manageable, personable, and oh-so-cute parrots and parakeets make great pets for kids and adults alike. Unfortunately, parrots’ constant preening and messy eating habits can make them a bit more challenging to clean up after. At Minch, we know firsthand that it’s possible to maintain a clean home while also playing with your feathery friend. You just need to keep a solid cleaning schedule — and stick to it.

First, you need to know what type of messes your bird will make. This can help you decide how often to clean and which tools to invest in. Smaller birds (like budgies and parrotlets) are more difficult to clean up after because their diet consists of fine seeds and millet. You may want to invest in a high-powered vacuum cleaner if you have one of these types of birds. Larger birds (like African grey parrots and lorikeets) subsist on a diet that’s mostly fruit — so you’ll want to place a mat below their cage to prevent carpet staining.

Cleaning up after your bird daily will save you time and stress. Remove the grate under the cage daily and wipe off any dropping with a non-toxic cleaner. Change out your bird’s newspaper and remember to rinse his or her water bowl every day. Wooden perches can be a bit more difficult to clean because of their porous material. Once a month, you may want to sand your bird’s perch down to keep their claws manageable. You should also remember to regularly replace your bird’s cuttlebone, an essential tool to keep your bird’s beak trimmed.

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5 Home Cleaning Tasks You Need to Tackle Before You Leave For Vacation

Nothing says “summer” quite like taking a family trip to the beach, amusement park, or to visit family members in other states. Unfortunately, knowing that you’re coming home to a big mess can dampen any summer trip. Save yourself the stress by tackling these must-dos a few days before you head out on your next family adventure!

  • Tackle the dishes. Professional house cleaning services in Doylestown, PA, know firsthand that food scraps and dirty dishes can quickly create an unpleasant odor in your home if left unattended. Remember to take care of your dishes before you leave to prevent decaying food from causing a smell or attracting bugs.
  • Wash, dry, and fold laundry. Your laundry can also pile up in the days before you take your vacation, causing unpleasant smells. Wash, dry, and put away all of your family’s clothing before you leave. You might even find a long-lost swimsuit you want to take to the beach!
  • Make plans for the pets. If you can’t take your pet along with you on your vacation, make special plans to prevent them from going stir-crazy in your home. If you have a dog, you may want to ask your neighbor to take him or her out for walks, food, and bathroom breaks while you’re out. For indoor pets (like cats and hamsters), make sure that you’ve set them up with plenty of food, water, fresh bedding or litter, and toys before you leave. Your furry friend will thank you!
  • Take out the trash. You probably already know that your kitchen trash needs to be taken out before you go on vacation. But have you emptied the other trash cans in your house? Do a “once over” and walk through your home the morning of your trip to make sure that there aren’t any bathroom or bedroom trash cans hanging around with a full bag.
  • Do some dusting. If you or someone you love has allergies, leaving dust to sit around in the home for a week can cause you to come home to an allergy bomb. Remember to dust each room before you leave to prevent illness and irritation.

Looking for an easier way to take care of your home cleaning in Buckingham, PA, before you head out for a summer adventure? Let Minch handle the tough stuff for you! Give our team a call to get started or schedule your appointment!