safety

  1. amariemo

    Cooking safety

    Hello All, I am a fairly new Conure owner. I am kind of obsessing over safety for my birdie. I know that Teflon/PTFE is bad so I only cook with stainless steel pans and glass pans. I read that there is danger in fumes, odors so tht had me wondering exactly what that means. For example-if I...
  2. P

    moving my cockatiel

    My cockatiels live outside. they’re right outside the backyard door and I’d love to harness train one of them (she’s the only one that can fly). However, until i do that, i bring her inside every so often so she can spread her wings and fly around the house. The issue is my method. I just reach...
  3. chloe.millar

    Re-homing my green cheek conure :(

    Hi there! My name is Chloe, and I got Bree (my GGC) when I was 14. I did extensive research and felt extremely prepared to take care of her, and I was. Unfortunately due to mental health issues at that time, I was hospitalized, and when I got back my mother had gotten rid of her. Fast forward...
  4. J

    Curing silicone inside?

    Hi again everyone, this is a bit of a weird post but I wanted people's opinions on if this is safe or not (I plan on calling my vet in the morning and asking just to be safe). Long story short I have a bioactive set up for my reptile it's super big and it's located upstairs it sprung a leak and...
  5. S

    First time bird owner looking for safety help and tips

    Hi! I've grown up many with birds when I lived with my family and love them to bits, however, my experience is mostly with aviary birds, although they would let us handle them and were friendly. I've now recently purchased a cockatiel (although I haven't picked it up yet as it's a bit far, I...
  6. Moseysgrandma

    Safety around tv?

    Mosey’s mew favorite spot is on top of the tv while her mom plays video games. She’s up there a lot, and it’s been fine, but tonight I realized that she often flys up there after taking a bath, so she’s soaking wet. I’m concerned she could get shocked one of these times??? :gcc:
  7. S

    Painting (Not the Walls!)

    Hello all, I've been trying to find an answer to this for a while but all the posts I've found are all about wall painting. I'm an artsy person and for the last 2 years I've been confined to a singular rented out room with my 2 birds. An amazon and a conure. I'm really itching to get back into...
  8. lisazartsi

    Dangers to Conures

    Hi again, friends! Two posts in such a short amount of time may seem a bit crazy, I know, but I'm prepping to bring a new baby GCC home in about four weeks and I want to make sure I've cleansed my home of anything super toxic or dangerous. We'll be living in a two-bedroom apartment for the...
  9. lisazartsi

    New GCC Adoption - Removing Plants?

    Hi friends! :green: I'm planning on adopting a GCC in the next month or two and have been doing a TON of research on caring for it in the best way possible. I'm a bit of a plant-crazy lady and noticed that a couple of my plants (my schefflera, dieffenbachia, and my pothos) are considered toxic...
  10. R

    Household Cleaning wipes?

    Hi :) I was just wondering whether anyone knows if household anti- bacterial wipes and baby wipes are safe to use around a bird? They wouldn't be used on toys or the cage but very nearby- in the same room I know sprays and aerosols aren't good but what about wipes? I can post the ingredients...
  11. M

    Question about Popcorn Poppers

    Hello, I just received a MicroPop microwave popcorn popper as a gift. I have a cockatiel and am wondering if it is safe for her. It appears to just be a glass pot with a silicone or plastic lid (it says BPA free). I cannot find any information about it online! This is what it looks like...
  12. happycat

    Burnt ceramic nonstick pan. Safe?

    I was boiling water for tea and I thought "wow this kettle is taking forever to boil!" so i went back into the kitchen and realized I turned the WRONG BURNER ON! :eek: All that time the flame was on an empty saucepan. This one to be precise...
  13. Ezekiell

    Door safety with flighted bird

    Māui took his very first purposeful ‘little flight’ yesterday off the 3rd staircase step to try to get to me. He has grown in one new flight feather in the middle of the wing, so this is helping give him a bit more lift with his old ratty 1st and 2nd flights. I’m so excited but also now...
  14. B

    DANGER: Millet holder

    I came home from work and one of my budgies had opened the latch on the metal coiled mullet holder and gotten stuck inside. He was completely smooshed into the bottom, stuck upside down. And couldn’t move at all. He must have been stuck for a while bc he wasn’t struggling and couldn’t even budge...
  15. Lynx

    Foraging toys safe unwatched?

    I'm thinking of getting my Senegal a couple of foraging toys for in and out of his cage. Was wondering if the plastic/metal ones are safe if left in his cage, or should I only put one on his stand where I can watch him with it? Have a few wood/grass ones that are ment to be destroyed also in...
  16. B

    are there safe house hold cleaners?

    Hello again guys! We just moved to a new home where only the bedrooms have carpet where as the rest of the house has tiled flooring. We want to be very cautious about our house cleaning items, especially for all the mopping. The birds' rooms are in the carpeted area but there are bird stations...
  17. S

    Quick check for safety

    Still don't have a bird yet, so no birds are in peril! I've been doing some umbrella shopping (it's very rainy here in the Pacific Northwest and I personally prefer umbrellas to hoods) and I've seen a lot of "teflon umbrellas". It seems the teflon coats the fabric and helps repel water. I'm just...
  18. S

    Safe Essential Oil Brands?

    I'm new here, a bird lover planning to get a Green Cheeked Conure but doing tons of research before getting one so I can give them the best possible life. I have an electric essential oil diffuser (The kind where you put water and a few drops of oil in and it makes mist), and I enjoy using it...
  19. Jferrand526

    Is this safe?

    I recently bought a very tiny cat scratcher that has a hamock for $10 at a swap meet. It has not been used before and still has all the tags from the pet store it was bought at. I’m wondering if I can put it in my bird room and allow my birds to hop on it. I don’t have cats, so most likely if I...
  20. happycat

    Are Electric fireplaces safe?

    My mother bought this electric fireplace to heat our house up: https://www.walmart.com/ip/ChimneyFree-Infrared-Quartz-Electric-Space-Heater-5-200-BTU-Black-Metal-CFI-470-02/54475556 Is it safe to have in the condo with my fids? I'm not sure what makes electric heaters safe or unsafe so if anyone...
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