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  1. D

    Don’t know a safe space to put bird

    So I’m getting a bird soon and I just learned that fumes can be dangerous to them. I did figure that cleaning products could be harmful but I never thought that cooking fumes can be as well. I feel a bit more worried about taking care of the bird now that I know this information because I have...
  2. LiefDuivel

    Floors being redone in apartment building - is it safe?

    As the title says, the floors in our apartment building are being redone - so all the hallways, entrance, etc. Our unit is being left alone, it would just be the carpets outside in the hallway. To my knowledge, it's being re-carpeted, so no poly or hardwood or anything like that, most likely...
  3. dougk1989

    Bird proofing the house

    Just received a rescue Amazon. I love him so much and I'm bird proofing the house. I removed all non stick cookware and things with Teflon or PTFE. Including even irons and ironing boards and hair straighteners. My question now is, are things like microwaves, toasters (not air fryers or toaster...
  4. LiefDuivel

    Could you run an AC unit and an Air Purifier safely during smoke season?

    I have a single-hose AC unit that only has basic screen filters - for large debris and dust. Last summer, we could barely run it due to the overwhelming amount of smoke that blew into our area (avg. quality of 100-150 on IQAir) we just didn't want to risk Genji inhaling it. Unfortunately, our...
  5. DaniDaring

    Hair Dye

    Hello everyone! I have a semi urgent question that I need to ask. One of my Christmas gifts is a haircut and dye. I haven't had color in my hair for many years, so I'm really excited to get what's called an oil slick dye. However, I was starting to think about this because I didn't have a pet...
  6. BabyBirdMa

    Are shower steamers safe?

    So I got these shower steamers as a gift. All of my birds stay in my room but I also have my own bathroom. Would it be okay to use the steamers or are the birds too close to the area?
  7. sophiey

    New Reclining Seats

    Hi there! I am looking to purchase two fabric recliners off of WayFair and I am worried about off-gassing/VOC's around my birdies. The chairs will be in the same room as the birds. This is from the item description: "Rigorously tested to meet safety standards and flammability requirements. Does...
  8. js71

    Smoking/burning plants spiritually/religiously

    Some people might practice smudging and if you have birds, you might wonder if it’s safe for your bird to interact with you post-smudging! I don’t know about other cultures but in Canadian indigenous traditions the plants used are sweetgrass (edible for most birds), sage (edible to most birds)...
  9. LiefDuivel

    What index do you use to determine if the air quality is safe for your feathered friend?

    The AQI and AQHI use different statistics to determine the air quality of the local area, so they often have different results. For example, Canada uses the AQHI to determine air quality, and for my area today its at a 2/10 (low), which is determined as safe for all groups But IQair, a...
  10. J

    Expired pellets

    I have a bag of All Living Things (old Petsmart brand) Conure and Lovebird Diet fruit flavored pellets. I got them about 2 years ago when I was switching my GCC from seed to pellets and have continued to use them as treats since them. I gave her a few today and realized the bag said Best By: May...
  11. J

    Air purifier

    I'm planning on buying an air purifier and was wondering if there's anything I need to look out for, or if any one will do. I see a lot of things about ions and honestly I have no idea what any of it means.
  12. J

    (HELP) Wallpapering: Non toxic pastes, the process, etc

    Hi! My mom is wallpapering my room, where my bird is, after I convinced her out of painting it. Idk anything about wallpapering other than what I’ve been researching, so I wanna be as safe as possible. I’m planning on using this paste...
  13. StygianEchoes

    Is this safe as a liner?

    I cannot buy any conventional trays for the bottom of my cage, as it’s too big. So I need to find an alternative. After looking around for a bit, I’ve come across this company called G Floor. I was wondering if these rubber mats (used for garage flooring) would be safe for budgies. I’m most...
  14. Ziekenzie

    Free Ranging Bird

    Hello everyone! Currently, I have a parrotlet (named Esmeralda), who I have had since February. Recently, I have been looking into giving her free range of my bedroom during the day and caging her at night. I want her to live the best life possible, and this seems like a good way to give her a...
  15. nipiybirb

    Gasoline smell

    I just moved to a place next to a gas station, not even thinking about it. And I woke up to the smell of gasoline at 5am. The trucks come and refill the station everyday it seems. Most days I don't smell anything at all, and I've lived here for a couple of months. Today however it was so bad it...
  16. J

    How to clean wooden toys?

    Does anyone have tips for cleaning wooden toys/perches/ladders that have been pooped on? I try to keep everything arranged so things won't get pooped on, but there seems to be no avoiding it entirely haha. I assume water/soap wouldn't be the way to go as that could cause mold? Maybe I'll just...
  17. 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...
  18. flyzipper

    Reminder to inspect our setups

    I like suspending play areas because I find it's easier to clean beneath them and I use dowels with stainless eye bolts for this purpose. This is the one that was holding up Marvin's window play area... (I wonder if Oscar knew just how close he was to causing a crash)
  19. 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...
  20. deftpwnes

    Bells: yes or no?

    Hi everyone! I see so many posts and videos and webpages about how great bells are for birds, but then I see the horror stories of birds’ beaks, feet, etc getting caught in them. So my question is… are bells bad or good? Is there a more complicated answer? Thanks!
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