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  1. O

    Someone’s birds died from eating “safe” plants?

    Hello all! I recently saw a post in my inbox from a bird forum, where someone says their two Linnie’s passed away from eating their Hoya plant, which they had found listed as safe on a few sites. they said the birds never ever showed interest in the plant, for years- then one fine day, munchie...
  2. Baileybea

    Aphids/bugs in vegetables??? Safe to feed?

    Hello! I have a question about store bought veggies…the past couple days when I bought new spinach/broccoli, I noticed what appears to be a few little aphid bugs! I bought more tonight because I was worried about feeding them to Momo, and I found them again. I just wanted to know, as long as...
  3. J

    Sharing human dinner?

    How safe is it to share little niblets from my dinner with my green cheek conure? I don't ever do this because I'm very cautious when it comes to my pets, but I've caught my boyfriend on numerous occassions sneaking her little bites of his food. He knows what she absolutely CANNOT (alcohol...
  4. J

    Hair Straightener

    Does anyone know if the Marquee Hair Straightener is safe? I don't straighten my hair, but my preteen little sister is spending the night with me and is insistent that she HAS to straigten her hair (preteen things lol). It's marketed as a ceramic hair straightener and I would make her use it in...
  5. ziggylemon

    Looking for bird safe Air Fryers!

    Hello! I'm new on here. I'm mostly looking for some suggestions or maybe some people to vouch for the fryers I have dug up. I very much trust a follow bird owner to tell me that their product is safe, than a listing on line. ANYWAY XD If you have an airfryer that you use in the same home as your...
  6. C

    Concerns about baseboard heaters

    We just moved to a mountain town this year. We have an old HVAC system that was struggling to keep up in this crazy cold weather we've had. We decided to try the electric baseboard heaters that are in the house. They are giving off a very strong odor. I've tried to look the brand up...
  7. Cheekybirb

    Heated Clothes Airer/Dryer Safe?

    Hello, I've been looking through the threads for bird-safe appliances but can't seem to see anything about heated clothes dryers to dry clothes with instead of tumble dryers, apparently, they're cheaper to run. Does anyone have any experience of using them safely around their birds? I've...
  8. L

    Does anyone use Bird Butlers?

    Hi, do any of you guys use the bird butler system with brass nozzle? I’be been using it since April and now I’m reading brass can be toxic. The company has assured me they are safe but I’m still feeling stressed and looking for some comfort from anyone who uses the brass nozzle ones. Thank you...
  9. Jyo crow

    Safe play garden idea?

    Hi, I want to make a mini indoor garden for my birds! I would use a wide, shallow pot and it would have plants and a bowel of water in the middle, so the birds would be free to splash, forage, and poop. Of course, I have concerns about safety. Dirt - I would get dirt from my garden and rinse...
  10. ZY28

    Are all species of letuce safe for parrots?

    Hi there, So I just grew some lettuce in my garden from seeds I bought from the grocery store. It was a lettuce seed mix with a variety of lettuce. I was wondering if it would be safe to feed it to my bird? Thanks!
  11. ZY28

    Dried red dates (jujubes) and chili safe???

    Hello! I am going to make chop for my bird tomorrow and I was wondering if dried red dates and chili are safe to add to the chop? If yes and I add them raw and dried or do I have to soak/ cook them? I'll attach a pic of both products! Thank you guys!
  12. Haydenb

    Grapes safe for birds?

    Hi, I keep hearing a lot of conflicting info on wether grapes are safe for birds. Is it completely safe, safe if the seeds and/or skin is removed or completely unsafe? I have a green cheek conure in case breed is a determining factor
  13. ZY28

    Kirkland unsalted nut mix safe?

    Hello, How you're well! I have been snacking on a nut mix I got at Costco and I wonder if it would be okay to share with my bird... It is Kirkland unsalted nut mix. They are cooked. The ingredients are: cashew, almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, peanut oil. Thank you!
  14. conureluv

    Painting in other rooms?

    We are using latex paint in my younger sister’s room down the hallway, should I move my bird down to the basement? My parents think not because my vet said it would be fine..I just want to keep my baby safe.
  15. P

    Company gave no answer. Anyone know if this toaster is safe?

    My partner has a Breville Mini Smart toaster oven (BOV450XL) that looks like it is not coated with anything dangerous. He’s had it for at least 5 years so if there was something there hopefully it got burned off by now sent Breville an email inquiry just in case and they gave me this super...
  16. P

    How to Move birds safely to new home

    My move for my 5 tiels is coming very soon! I am wondering if you guys have any general tips on making the move smooth and safe? The temperature outside will be around 5 degrees C, give or take. Are there any indoor car fumes that are dangerous, or is having them in any car air safe? I will...
  17. P

    Safe VOC level in air?

    Hi there! I’ve been trying to dig up info on this to no avail. I am moving my 5 cockatiels from my parents house to my new home soon, and got an Airthings Wave Plus to scan for VOC levels in the air as a little alert system to know when to ventilate etc. What is the safe range for birds? So...
  18. ZY28

    Is the remaining sawdust and dead insect in perches after baking harmful?

    So, I just went out a pickup some mapple branches to make natural perches. I had to get the bark of since some mapple's bark is toxic to birds. By doing so, I saw some tunnels filled with sawdust. I saw on line that by washing, soaking and then baking the branches will kill anything alive and...
  19. Summzz

    Silly Question, Can parrots have Black Sesame Seeds?

    I just bought a jar of black sesame seeds for cooking and wasn't sure if my conures could have some. I know regular sesame seeds are safe but I wanted to double-check that black ones are too (even though the hull is just left on). Finding mixed answers so I wasn't sure. They are also roasted if...
  20. ZY28

    Are cardboard safe?

    Hi, So I recently cut out some cardboard pieces from ikeas packaging and toilet paper rolls(photos attached) to make bird toys. Then, I came across a article that said that corrugated cardboard and toilet paper rolls are not safe for parrots. I doubt this is true because a lot of parrot toys...