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Air freshener question

shinji_03

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I've had my green cheek conure for about a year and I haven't tried using air fresheners/fragrances in his room until now. I got a Febreze Light Lavender plugin with no heavy perfumes, but I read online that they still aren't safe around birds, despite them not having aerosol. I currently have it on the opposite side of the room with the release set to minimum, but I'm unsure if I should keep it. Should I keep it or get rid of it? I'd hate to hurt my baby :( and I don't know how to keep my room from smelling like bird poop :facepalm: (the product ->)

p.s. this is my first post so I hope I'm putting this on the right thread :ashamed2:
 

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Hi and welcome!

The air freshener is not safe for your bird. Even if on opposite side of room and set to low.

Change the cage liner daily and invest in a bird safe air purifier.
thanks so much! i didn't think of an air purifier :ummmm:
 

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Defined not safe. I’d throw it away and take other safe measures to freshen the air in your home.
 

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thanks so much! i didn't think of an air purifier :ummmm:
Birds nor their cages should smell of poop. Please be sure you're maintaining good cleaning habits and changing liner daily.

I place a paper towel inside the cage under my birds' favorite perch. It catches majority of the poop and I change it morning and evening and the liner every evening.
 

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Birds nor their cages should smell of poop. Please be sure you're maintaining good cleaning habits and changing liner daily.

I place a paper towel inside the cage under my birds' favorite perch. It catches majority of the poop and I change it morning and evening and the liner every evening.
i kinda worded that wrong, more like just a stinky cage but thats probably cuz i dont change the liner as much as i should. (i will be changing that tho!)
 

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I change Bebe's papers a couple times a day. His tray gets washed a couple times a week and disinfected at least twice a week.
Please remove that plug in asap. They are super dangerous to a bird's respiratory system.
 

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As others have said, it's unsafe, but I'll add the acceptable approach to improving indoor air quality: reduction (at source), filtration, and ventilation.

For the record, this is the science experiment that's occurring inside Febreze products...

SUB-INGREDIENTS​
1,3,6-Octatriene, 3,7-Dimethyl-​
1,4-Cyclohexadiene, 1-Methyl-4-(1-Methylethyl)-​
1-Hexanol, 3,5,5-Trimethyl-, 1-Acetate​
1-Octen-3-Ol, 3-Acetate​
1-Penten-3-One, 1-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-1-Cyclohexen-1-Yl)-​
Anisaldehyde​
Benzoic Acid, 2,4-Dihydroxy-3,6-Dimethyl-, Methyl Ester​
Benzyl Salicylate​
Beta-Caryophyllene​
Bicyclo[2.2.1]Heptan-2-Ol, 1,3,3-Trimethyl-​
Bicyclo[2.2.1]Heptan-2-Ol, 1,7,7-Trimethyl-, (1r,2r,4r)-Rel-​
Bicyclo[2.2.1]Heptan-2-Ol, 1,7,7-Trimethyl-, (1s,2r,4s)-​
Bicyclo[3.1.1]Hept-2-Ene-2-Propanal, Alpha,Alpha,6,6-Tetramethyl-​
Bicyclo[3.1.1]Heptane, 6,6-Dimethyl-2-Methylene-​
Borneol​
Butanoic Acid, 2-Methyl-, Ethyl Ester​
Dipropylene Glycol​
Ethyl 2,2-Dimethylhydrocinnamal​
Ethyl Trimethylcyclopentene Butenol​
Ethylene Brassylate​
Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract​
Eugenol​
Geraniol​
Geranyl Acetate​
Linalool​
Linalyl Acetate​
Methyl Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate​
Methylbenzyl Acetate​
Myrac Aldehyde​
Nonadienal​
Pentamethylheptenone​
Phenol, 2-Methoxy-, Reaction Products With 2,2-Dimethyl-3-Methylenebicyclo[2.2.1]Heptane, Hydrogenated​
Pinene​
P-Menthan-7-Ol​
2,6-Dimethyl-7-Octen-2-Ol​
2-Acetonaphthone​
2h-2,4a-Methanonaphthalen-8(5h)-One, 1,3,4,6,7,8a-Hexahydro-1,1,5,5-Tetramethyl-​
2-Nonynoic Acid, Methyl Ester​
3-Hexenol​
4-Penten-1-One, 1-(5,5-Dimethyl-1-Cyclohexen-1-Yl)-​
4-Terpineol​
4-Tert-Butylcyclohexyl Acetate​
5-Oxatricyclo[8.2.0.04,6]Dodecane, 4,12,12-Trimethyl-9-Methylene-, (1r,4r,6r,10s)-​
Alpha-N-Methyl Ionone​
Amyl Salicylate​
Camphene​
Camphor​
Carbonic Acid, 4-Cycloocten-1-Yl Methyl Ester​
Citronellol​
Coumarin​
Cyclohexanol, 1-Methyl-4-(1-Methylethenyl)-​
Cyclohexene, 1-Methyl-4-(1-Methylethylidene)-​
Decanal​
Dihydro-Gamma-Ionone​
Dimethyl Heptenal​
Dimethyl-3-Cyclohexene-1-Carbaldehyde​
Diphenyl Ether​
Heptanoic Acid, 2-Propen-1-Yl Ester​
Hexenyl Acetate​
Hexyl Acetate​
Indeno[1,2-D]-1,3-Dioxin, 4,4a,5,9b-Tetrahydro-2,4-Dimethyl-​
Isoamyl Acetate​
Isoamyl Allylglycolate​
Isobornyl Acetate​
Isobutenyl Methyltetrahydropyran​
Isobutyl Methyl Tetrahydropyranol​
Lavandula Hybrida Oil​
Limonene​
Pogostemon Cablin Oil​
Ppg-2 Methyl Ether​
Terpineol​
Terpineol Acetate​
Tetramethyl Acetyloctahydronaphthalenes​
Tocopherol​
Tricyclodecenyl Propionate​
Undecanal, 2-Methyl-​
Vanillin​
Information last updated on 2021-08-04 by Febreze​
DISTR. BY PROCTER & GAMBLE, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202​
(source)​
,,, and this label should be somewhere on the package, but if not it's on their site (source - "details" section of the page)
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... which generates an eye roll from me, because in the same breath they're disclosing it's unsafe for birds, they still want you to buy the product and displace your birds.
 
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One of the first things my vet told me years ago is that no Febreeze product is safe around a bird. In fact, he said they are deadly and that he had lost clients to Febreeze.
 

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I’d toss it ASAP, change the cage liner daily, and open up a window for ventilation.. weather permitting.
I personally never liked the plug ins and even if I didn’t have a bird I wouldn’t use them but that’s just me.
 

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The freshest air is usually outside. So to get fresh air, remove any waste (dirty cage paper, seed husks, etc.) & open a window. Here is a safe, three step process: daily cleaning, a good air purifier, an open window when safe.
 

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It is no substitute for cleaning frequently and fresh air from a window, but if you get an air purifier be sure to get one with a carbon filter as one of the stages. This is the part that will remove odors and VOCs. The HEPA filter is the part that will remove particulates.
 
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