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#254953 - 03/01/14 08:52 PM Lutino Ring Neck  
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I've just given this little one a home, the breeder couldn't sell him because one of the other birds ate part of his foot so I was asked if I wanted him - #16 now has a home but doesn't have a name yet, my question is this, I can't burn any candles around my cockatoo ( smoke ) but he's been living outside in his aviary so my candles have come out of storage, will it hurt my little ring neck? I've searched on line but didn't find much information.
thanks for any help you can give me.

Shirl

#254954 - 03/01/14 09:28 PM Re: Lutino Ring Neck [Re: Shirl]  
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There are very few scented candles that are safe to burn near any bird. I honestly don't know all of them that are safe. My vet has told me that Yankee Candle is safe but they are a local company. I don't use them though either.


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#254955 - 03/01/14 10:00 PM Re: Lutino Ring Neck [Re: Shirl]  
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http://www.mytoos.com/forum/ubbthreads.p...true#Post202370

http://www.mytoos.com/forum/ubbthreads.p...true#Post224278

While the smoke from a candle is bad the bigger issue is the propellant and caustic chemicals in the candle which make it give off the fragrance or scent aka the fumes. Also, I know you didn't ask but even perfume, body spray and cologne and hair spray have caustic chemicals and a person should not wear these with birds in the home.

Honestly I wouldn't consider any candle as safe but this is just my own .02 and I have no proof of all being bad and any being ok. Why take the chance?

BE2Cassie, Did your vet say all Yankee is safe or only certain fragrances or lines of Yankee are safe? I'm just wondering as I've heard before that Yankee is safe but nobody yet can tell me if it's all frangrances being safe or just certain ones being safe.


The Heavens Created Birds, then man created cages, shame on man.


#254956 - 03/01/14 10:22 PM Re: Lutino Ring Neck [Re: JackieBoy]  
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thanks for the perfume and body spray info, never considered those.

#254959 - 03/02/14 02:33 PM Re: Lutino Ring Neck [Re: Shirl]  
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What the vet told me was that Yankee candle uses only cotton wicks and has a line of vegetable oil based wax candles. My biggest concern is the scent from the essential oils. I can't imagine this is safe for a birds respiratory system so I don't burn them.


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#255958 - 07/13/14 12:21 AM Re: Lutino Ring Neck [Re: Shirl]  
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Essential oils are very, very concentrated. Most are not safe to touch to human skin, let alone breathe. If you want your house to smell like, for instance, mint, try putting a few mint leaves in hot water. Don't leave it simmering, either, just let the mint disperse in to the water, and a little waft around in the steam, before drinking it. At least, that's how we do here. No point poisoning your birds!


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