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Some Known Effective Disinfectants of Bird Aviaries


One of the things that should never be neglected in having pet birds is maintaining the cleanliness of their dwelling places which is the aviaries. A dirty dwelling place is a surefire reason for birds to acquire an illness because of the presence of disease-causing microorganisms. To kill those microorganisms, disinfection of the aviaries must be done. Certain chemicals will be utilized in the process and some of them include the following.

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  • Alcohol

Commonly utilized as a skin antiseptic, it can be depended upon to render disinfection for about ten minutes contact time while intermediate-level contact time in 30 minutes. It can be applied to glass as an everyday wipe which contributes greatly in destroying pathogens. Seventy percent ethyl alcohol with a twenty minute contact time serves to be a potent broad variety germicide for several pathogens.

  • Chlorhexadines

They are low-level disinfectants with 10 minutes contact time and are utilized as inanimate surface disinfectant. Because of their low-level tissue toxicity, they are suggested skin antiseptics and daily sanitizers for brooders, baby containers as well as habitual brooder wipes for containers with birds at hand.

  • Sodium Hypochlorite

It is famous as Chlorine bleach. It is a low-level disinfectant at two minutes contact time while intermediate-level disinfectant at five-minute contact time. It is a well-known disinfectant because of its immediate killing capacity against several microorganisms and cost effective to buy. In aviaries, most of the fecal matter should be taken out before applying the bleach solution. Generally, it is utilized as disinfectant by mixing ¾ bleach to a gallon of water. The said chlorine mixture might be spurted in surfaces like floors, walls and bird dwelling places unless it drips up and permitted to stand for five minutes. Thorough rinsing of the items must be done after contact. Be very careful in applying this to an aviary because vapors produced as bleach reacts with proteins could be quite irritating to avian respiratory systems.

  • Phenolics

They are intermediate-level disinfectants at 10 minute contact time. They are disinfectants of choice for cleaning unhygienic areas where birds do not have a straight contact. They are efficient disinfectant or cleaner for floors and walls as well as well-ventilated, significantly soiled locations.

  • Tamed Iodines

Basically skin antiseptics and low-level disinfectants when diluted with a ten minute contact time while full strength disinfectant with a 30 minutes contact time. They can be utilized as a hand soap alternative and as a wash for soiled birds. Moreover, they are suggested treatment for the umbilicus of newly hatched chicks. At full strength, they can be efficient against wide range bacteria and fungi as well as their spores.

  • Gluteraldehydes

They are favored option for sterilization and disinfection because of their exceptional range of pathogen regulation and swiftness of action. Since they are so efficient, they are highly suggested for disinfecting all hand-feeding and aviary gear. A diluted gluteraldehyde solution could be securely sprayed on bird dwelling places as well as bird room floors for disinfection after washing. Birds must be taken out or given appropriate ventilation when spraying.

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