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  1. J

    hair dryers!!!

    I've been looking for a bird safe hair dryer. I know that it can't have teflon, but most of the non teflon ones I see say they're "ionic"? I looked it up and saw a thread from yeaarrsss ago saying that it was bad, but I couldn't find any other info. Does anyone know about this? What hair dryer...
  2. D

    No aerosols near budgies, but what about in the same house?

    I am considering adopting a budgie. I know I cannot use any air pollutants (candles, Teflon, incense, air fresheners, etc.) around a bird. But every time I search for info, sources just say "don't use near birds." I find this unhelpful; what is considered "near" the bird? I do not live in a...
  3. J

    Bird safe scents?

    I'm having a seriously hard time potty training my 5 month old puppy (if anyone has advice on that feel free to leave it lol) and he's having a lot of accidents on my carpet. Despite constantly scrubbing the carpet with vinegar and Nature's Miracle, my apartment has started to seriously stink...
  4. ZY28

    Where can i buy safe twine

    I wanted to make my own toys so i got jute twine from the dollar store. It had a strange smell to it and probably was not safe for birds. I checked pet stores and they did not have any twine available. Does anyone know where i can find twine that is safe for birds? Thanks!
  5. M

    White crepe paper and party napkins, are they safe?

    I've seen lots of toys that use cupcake liners and I thought: the coloured napkins must be food safe, does that make them safe for parrots as well?? And I found some white (king of beige) crepe paper streamers and was thinking about using it for toys as well. Does anyone have any experience...
  6. BabyBirdMa

    Reflooring With Birds

    So I have nine rescue-birds: Four Conures, Four Parakeets and an African Grey. My parents are obsessed with the idea of refinishing the hardwood floor which I have concerns about the fumes hurting my babies. They also want to redo the tile. Is there anything in that process that could hurt my...
  7. FeatheredM

    Is this safe for DIY toys??

    Is it ok to use recycled stuff that has color on it for ex: caprisons box. My birdies don't ingest any of it or chew it much, just shred it to find treats. They are so useful, but are they safe?
  8. peachypjm

    where to obtain f10 disinfectant

    so far I've seen amazon, anywhere else I should be getting it from?
  9. conureluv

    Is this safe?

    So my bird (gcc male ) loves to chew his Snuggle Buddy (whatever it is??) and he loves sleeping in it as well. I took it out and I want to find a safer alternative. Hut, snuggle toy, I don’t care. Just something safe that he can keep warm with :) Now is this safe?
  10. ❤ HIɊᗰᗩ ❤

    Are Salvadora persica aka miskaw branches safe for green cheek Conures

    I'm new here and im about to bring my baby a GCC home and I've already set up a Couple of perches. However the only access to a real branch i have now is a Salvadora persica/ Miswak branch/twig. I'm not sure if its safe. i have a list of all the safe plants but this wasn't on any list. And id...
  11. KatieKess

    Safe humidifier for bird?

    Hi everyone! With this cold winter air, we’ve been struggling keeping the humidity up in our house. I have a small cool mist humidifier, but it’s hard to clean and not really raising the humidity much. I’ve seen a lot of parrot owners talking about this vicks steam vaporizer, and I happen to...
  12. J

    safe cage liners?

    i’ve heard that magazines and other colored inked papers are bad to use as cage lines but my apartment rarely gets the newspaper and it’s expensive to keep buying liners from the pet store. we do however get a log of catalogs and mags in the mail and i was wondering if it’s okay to use those...
  13. Hoshi

    Bird-safe lip moisturizers/facial products?

    Hi everyone, So here in the Northwest, winter weather is here, and with winter weather comes very cold weather that dries out your skin. My little one (Indian Ringneck:irnv:) loves to preen my face, nose, ears, and especially recently, my lips. He really enjoys trying to peel the dead skin off...
  14. Summzz

    Thoughts on Essential Oils.

    I'm a little conflicted and confused. I've been trying to do my research but seem to get mixed opinions. I have wanted to make something with essential oils to use around my birds. I actually found a recipe off a bird site that I love and I follow pretty closely. However, I always thought all...
  15. bird_mama

    Affordable bird toys??

    So I have a bit of a predicament, Romeo loves to chew toys, and I can’t stop buying them. I know every bird does, And nothing makes me more excited than going out or shopping online and finding things that he’ll love; But forking out so much in less than 2 weeks is undoable. I really need some...
  16. niamhk

    conure eating boogies!!

    So isla my sun/ jenday/ sunday conure she LOVES to preen my face. It’s normally my lips or nose... i always try too move but she’s very determined haha! so saliva isn’t good for them but i didn’t know about snot and them preening noses. she doesn’t really like to preen the outside of my nose...
  17. conureluv

    Are these safe to chew on?

    I bought this toy from the prevue tropical teasers and it has shells on them. Are they safe to demolish?
  18. Summzz

    Are all beans safe?

    I'm starting a new diet soon for my two conures. The recipe calls for bean mix ("made from 16 beans soup mix ") but all I could find was a 5 bean mix. I figured this was fine and was going to start soaking them so I could cook them tomorrow but thought I would double check if all of them are...
  19. Summzz

    DIY Play Stand and Perches, do I need to debranch?

    Hello- We just had a poplar tree fall on our land and I was planning on using it for a play stand. My neighbor had an old maple stump that he helped me drill a hole in to make a base. I saw online that poplar was safe but saw that you would have to remove the bark for maple (it seemed red maples...
  20. Scarlet&Annie

    Are fumigated sea grass mats really safe?

    Hello! For my birds hut, I get the one from MySafeBirdStore which has no stitching on it. It has a seagrass mat as the bottom part. My birdy likes to chew these up. I've ordered replacements already which they smell, mostly natural but just want to be sure they are safe as they are fumigated...