Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Conures

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2020, 02:15 PM
Apollo4's Avatar
Junior Member
Parrots:
Apollo green cheek conure
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Gulf coast texas
Thanks: 6
Thanked 24 Times in 12 Posts
Apollo4 is on a distinguished road
Can the smell KILL

Hey folks I build alot of my own perches stands a d toys for for our gcc Apollo. I always use things around my house proven safe. My husband decided to help with one and did a stain and varnish on a large stand. He swore he did lots of research and that what he used was deemed safe for birds once cured. That took 48 hrs I removed it from the house the first day he brought it in because the smell was intense. It's been two weeks the smell is now minimal but still there. So is it safe for him have it now.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Apollo4 For This Useful Post:
SailBoat Supporting Member (11-11-2020), Scott  (11-11-2020)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2020, 04:39 PM
ToMang07's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Willow the Umbrella Cockatoo
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Maine, USA
Thanks: 491
Thanked 1,546 Times in 587 Posts
ToMang07 is on a distinguished road
Re: Can the smell KILL

Doubt it.

I wouldn't use anything short of food grade dye on wood for my bird.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
__________________
~Willow the Umbrella Cockatoo. (Owner of Tom the Human.)

"The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it is unfamiliar territory to them."

Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to ToMang07 For This Useful Post:
Ekkietiel (11-11-2020), Laurasea Supporting Member (11-10-2020), Littleredbeak (11-11-2020), plumsmum2005 (11-11-2020), SailBoat Supporting Member (11-11-2020), Scott  (11-11-2020)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2020, 05:15 PM
fiddlejen's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Sunny the Sun Conure (hatch Sept '18, Gotcha Mar '19). Mr. Jefferson Bossypants Budgie & Miss Calliope Albino Budgie (both hatched Nov '18 & gotcha'd late Jan of '19).
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: New England
Thanks: 1,509
Thanked 1,596 Times in 582 Posts
fiddlejen will become famous soon enough
Re: Can the smell KILL

I would never give it to my bird until All the odor was gone. Then after, I'd suggest doing own research to make sure it is truly certified safe for birds. Then... I'm not sure; myself I might still be hesitant. (It does seem, food dye would have been a safer way to proceed.)

However IF i were gonna use with a bird I would definitely 100% want it aired out until ALL the odor was entirely gone before I would feel comfortable at all.
__________________
_
_



They are not really pets. They are small People with wings and Opinions. They pay no rent, expect you to come when they call, & like to destroy stuff.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to fiddlejen For This Useful Post:
SailBoat Supporting Member (11-11-2020), Scott  (11-11-2020)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2020, 05:46 PM
Senior Member
Parrots:
Umbrella Cockatoo- 13 years old
Join Date: Jul 2018
Thanks: 6,710
Thanked 12,853 Times in 5,223 Posts
noodles123 will become famous soon enough
Re: Can the smell KILL

Those are VOCs--- not safe. Stains etc continue to off-gas for many months unless no VOC.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to noodles123 For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (11-10-2020), SailBoat Supporting Member (11-11-2020), Scott  (11-11-2020)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2020, 07:03 PM
Noahs_Birds's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Yellow Sided GCC's, Rosa Bourkes Parrots, Full Red Fronted Turqoisine Parrots, Quaker Parrots 'Scomo PM' 'Jenny PM's wife', PLUS: Rare Finches, Doves and Quail
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Toowoomba/Highfields, QLD, Australia
Thanks: 322
Thanked 863 Times in 281 Posts
Noahs_Birds is on a distinguished road
Re: Can the smell KILL

Sit it outside in broad sunlight for a week or two
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Noahs_Birds For This Useful Post:
SailBoat Supporting Member (11-11-2020), Scott  (11-11-2020)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2020, 01:32 AM
Alembic772's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Basil - 22yr male SI Eclectus River - male GCC Nemo - female BCC - handicapped Summer - female pineapple gcc Rainbow - male yellow side gcc Lando - male black headed caique Paprika - female SI eclectu
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Spring Hill, FL
Thanks: 141
Thanked 321 Times in 134 Posts
Alembic772 is on a distinguished road
Re: Can the smell KILL

Most people I know who build them donít stain them unless itís food grade coloring. Most I have seen actually char the wood and then sand it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Alembic772 For This Useful Post:
Noahs_Birds (11-11-2020), SailBoat Supporting Member (11-11-2020)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2020, 01:32 AM
SailBoat's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
DYH Amazon
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western, Michigan
Thanks: 50,516
Thanked 30,694 Times in 10,406 Posts
SailBoat will become famous soon enough
Re: Can the smell KILL

In this case, the stain has been trapped by the varnish and cannot off-gas. That said, varnish varies greatly at the rate of off-gases! A combination of how thick the layers and of course how many layers, plus just to make it tricky is it fresh varnish or is it older varnish also comes into play.

As noted by others, above, it can be weeks before it is Parrot safe.

Remember that Parrots love to chew wood and the more effort you put into finishing the wood, the greater their interest in turning it into tiny pieces. And, at that point, the stain will off-gas...

Consider it a good effort and sweet that he helped. Then, give him some 150 grit sandpaper and finish up with 300 grit. If you want something on it, a 'very' light coat of corn oil will provide some light color until your Parrot has turned it into a pile of bits...

I like to create high-end furnishings and I quickly learned the reality of the more effort, the faster it is turned into a pile.
__________________


In each Morning's early light; there is a promise, an Amazon makes!

Last edited by SailBoat; 11-11-2020 at 09:20 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SailBoat For This Useful Post:
fiddlejen Supporting Member (11-11-2020), Littleredbeak (11-11-2020)
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2020, 05:16 PM
Apollo4's Avatar
Junior Member
Parrots:
Apollo green cheek conure
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Gulf coast texas
Thanks: 6
Thanked 24 Times in 12 Posts
Apollo4 is on a distinguished road
Re: Can the smell KILL

Yeah I had no intention of staining or varnishing I had fine sanded and I was done. My sweet yet stubborn husband decided to do both on his own. And the stain did not smell at all the varnish on the other hand did. I've done lots of research with no definitive answers. The varnish is spar urethane.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Conures

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Humus...can it kill? Tuukee Quakers 7 08-16-2013 04:43 PM
My husband is going to kill me but birdmama61 General Parrot Information 13 09-12-2011 07:33 AM
I KILL you!!!!! wildheart General Parrot Information 11 08-14-2010 11:44 PM
doesn't this just kill you RKZX2 General Parrot Information 3 09-22-2009 11:51 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.