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Vicks vaporizer

Joe Henderson

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Safe even with tap water , and the added salt ? I’m just double checking I think the minerals and salt gets left behind ?
 

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Yes they are safe to use around birds. @Rebel you have to add less then 1/8 teaspoon of plain salt to the water once to get them to properly steam. This is the only humidifier that my vet recommends. DO NOT SET IT UP NEAR THE BIRD OR CAGE! DO NOT RUN IT IF THE BIRD IS OUT OF THE CAGE EITHER ! Just set it up within the room.
 

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@Rebel you have to add less then 1/8 teaspoon of plain salt to the water once to get them to properly steam
Interesting. I never knew that. I have well water and have never had a problem. There must be enough minerals already.
 

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Yes they are safe to use around birds. @Rebel you have to add less then 1/8 teaspoon of plain salt to the water once to get them to properly steam. This is the only humidifier that my vet recommends. DO NOT SET IT UP NEAR THE BIRD OR CAGE! DO NOT RUN IT IF THE BIRD IS OUT OF THE CAGE EITHER ! Just set it up within the room.
Once like once every time I refill it?
 

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Once like once every time I refill it?
No just once unless you have cleaned the rods inside with vinegar. Then you will have to re-add salt but less then 1/8 of a teaspoon. If you add too much salt it will overheat and sputter and kill the unit
 

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Once like once every time I refill it?
From the Vicks website


Question: Why do I add salt to the water?

Answer: These units require water with minerals in it in order to function properly. If you have filtered water or are using distilled water, this can prevent the unit from steaming.
We recommend mixing one or two pinches of salt (1/8 tsp) to your water if the vaporizer does not produce steam after 10 minutes. Please wait ten minutes for the salt to have an effect, and if it is still not generating steam, or is only generating a little steam, then add a pinch or two more as needed, up to ½ tsp.
 
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