cedar oil would be great but I don't think it is ok for laminate floors, what could I use instead and would Ecover products be ok? I really don't know how to clean the lounge now and to protect the budgie from breathing things in. Argghhhhh!
Cedar oil is used on the furniture, as we both said. The floor is cleaned with washing-up detergent.
We are not Vets, Avian or otherwise. If you have any serious doubts about your budgies' health an appointment with an Avian vet should always be your first point of call.
The laminate and the base for the laminate will dictate what can be used to clean it. Most laminates just require a moist mop to clean them. Anything but moist will destroy the base eventually. So you could use any floor cleaner that doesn't have a strong odour and can be diluted. Move your budgie out of the room if possible. I think it's the propellent in the sprays that do most damage to the buds, as well as strong perfumes. I had a look at the ecover range from Germany and they all contain 'parfum' perfume to us folks. So unless you intend washing the floor or spraying it with something I think the occasional mop down using a moist mop you will be fine. For the more difficult to remove marks it seems to be hands and knees and a good old rub would do.
Radiators....when my two new budgies came along I let them fly around the room while I got the cage ready. Went to catch them..Tweet was caught and put in but I couldn't find Bell anywhere...thought she'd landed in the open bin so looked in there...looked absolutely everywhere...stood and listened and heard scrabbling...thought,"no she couldn't, could she?"...got a torch and saw her stuck behind the radiator...luckily it wasn't on...tried different methods but none shifted her and she couldn't go down as the skirting board made it too narrow so she had to come up...a feather duster did the trick...she held on and up she came...never had a stuck budgie before lol.