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How to Clean Pet Vomit from Carpet

Three Parts:Using Homemade CleanerUsing a Store-bought Carpet CleanerUsing a Commercial Carpet CleanerCommunity Q&A When your pet vomits on the carpet, act quickly to remove the vomit and lessen the likelihood of stains.[1] The acid found in pet vomit can be damaging to carpet, but it can be removed with a few easy methods. Using homemade or store bought vomit cleaner will work for most stains, but for tough stains, using a professional carpet cleaner may be necessary. Part 1 Using Homemade Cleaner 1 Use paper towels to remove as much…

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How to Clean Birdfeeders

Bird feeders require monthly cleaning. When they are not cleaned regularly they can become breeding grounds for bacteria and mold. Regular cleaning is essential to keep the birds healthy. 1 Put on rubber gloves. Some people prefer to use long gloves so your arms don’t get wet. Just make sure they’re waterproof and don’t have any holes. 2 Fill a plastic tub or sink. Use 10 part warm water, 1 part bleach solution. Make sure the tub or sink that you’re using is big enough to fit your feeder and…

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How to Clean a Koi Pond

Three Parts:Gathering Your SuppliesPreparing the Pond for CleaningWashing the Pond and Refilling ItCommunity Q&A A koi pond can be a beautiful, calming addition to your garden or your backyard. You may have a larger koi pond with many different koi or a smaller pond with only a few koi. Cleaning a koi pond may seem like a big project, but with a few supplies and steps, you can ensure your koi thrive in their pond. Part 1 Gathering Your Supplies 1 Put the spray attachment on your garden hose. Make…

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How to Clean a Dog Crate

Cleaning a dog crate is a dirty job, but an important task as well! Follow these easy steps to maintain a healthy environment for your dog. 1 Remove the removable tray at the bottom (if the crate has it). Many crates do have this feature, which makes cleaning a lot less painful. If the crate you own doesn’t, don’t worry; it’s definitely not required! 2 Remove any toys, blankets, beds, and other materials from your dog’s crate. Put them aside to avoid getting chemicals on them. 3 Use a dog-safe,…

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How to Clean a Five Gallon Fish Tank

Are your fish about ready to pack up and move to cleaner waters? Afraid of cleaning the tank because the last time you did it, the fish had clean water, but died from the shock of it all? Make your fish tank shine and your fish happy with this simple procedure! 1 Decide how much water you will replace and prepare that much replacement water in a clean container. Add dechlorinator according to the package instructions. You can buy dechlorinator at any pet store. Testing kits for other water in…

postheadericon How to Clean a Guinea Pig Cage Easily

How to Clean a Guinea Pig Cage Easily

Do you want to know how to clean out your cage effectively and quickly? Well, this is the easiest method to do so. Ok, CloseThis article has not yet passed wikiHow’s quality review process. Learn more An editor has suggested that this article be merged with: “How to Clean a Guinea Pig Cage” Per the merge policy, if these topics are determined to be similar but distinct, then the articles will remain separate. Please comment on the discussion page. Notice added on 2016-05-21. Steps 1 First, you need to make…

postheadericon How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder

How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder

Three Methods:Water and brush cleanVinegar cleanBleach cleanCommunity Q&A Keep the hummingbird feeder clean in as simple a way as possible. It’s important to keep the feeder clean for the sake of the bird’s health and enjoyment, and it’s equally important to use products that are safe for the birds. Method 1 Water and brush clean This simple clean uses basic water and “elbow grease” (your effort). 1 Buy a baby bottle cleaning brush. Attach a label to it to ensure that it is only used to clean the hummingbird feeder….

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How to Clean a Betta Fish Tank

Two Parts:Preparing to Clean a Betta Fish TankWashing a Betta Fish TankCommunity Q&A Bettas are extremely lovable and actually quite intelligent pets that are very easy to care for. However, they eat and excrete just like any living creature. That’s why cleaning out their tank is very important. While a betta won’t require walking or regular trips to the veterinarian, it does require that you keep its tank and water clean in order for it to stay happy and healthy. Part 1 Preparing to Clean a Betta Fish Tank 1…

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How to Clean a Birdcage

Two Methods:Basic cleaning routineVinegar cleanCommunity Q&A Every bird lover knows that the most distasteful job is cleaning the bird cage. Putting it off only makes things worse, because the dropped feathers keep flying outside the cage and the smell is enough to make you nauseous. Here’s how to effectively clean the cage and be done with it! Method 1 Basic cleaning routine 1 Line the cage bottom with 3 to 4 layers of newspaper. 2 Scrape any gunk and feathers off the perches. 3 Rotate the perches and move around…

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How to Clean a Bird

Two Parts:Bathing Your BirdMaintaining Her CageCommunity Q&A Birds are beautiful animals that often have colorful plumage or feathers. Most birds can take care of their own grooming needs, but you may find that sometimes you need to bathe your bird.[1] By gently misting and washing your pet bird, you can clean it. You should also maintain her cage, which can also help keep her clean. Part 1 Bathing Your Bird 1 Keep your bird in a warm space. If you’re bathing your bird or allowing her to bathe herself, make…