How to make a room smell good that’s bird safe?

Rosalindagg

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So I am moving into an apartment on Friday and it kinda stinks and has a paint smell. I plan on airing out the apartment and running fans before I bring my birds but what are some safe bird options to make the room smell better? Thanks in advance!
 

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Cinnamon, lemon peels and cloves boiled in a pot for about 20 minutes with water is the most bird safe 'air freshener' I've heard of. Others might have other ideas to add to this :)
 

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Refurbishing an apartment, Ie: painting, new flooring, new paneling, etc always has the risk of the construction materials and paint outgassing fumes for quite a while. Me, personally, take the safest approach - If I can still smell something it's not safe for my parrot. And in my house, we have banned anything that has fragrance, from candles to dryer sheets to cologne and anything in between.
 
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Cinnamon, lemon peels and cloves boiled in a pot for about 20 minutes with water is the most bird safe 'air freshener' I've heard of. Others might have other ideas to add to this :)
Thank you!!
 
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Refurbishing an apartment, Ie: painting, new flooring, new paneling, etc always has the risk of the construction materials and paint outgassing fumes for quite a while. Me, personally, take the safest approach - If I can still smell something it's not safe for my parrot. And in my house, we have banned anything that has fragrance, from candles to dryer sheets to cologne and anything in between.
To me all apartments smell funky before move in. Idk if anyone else experiences that but we think they painted it bc they left a paint spill mess.
 

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It is standard practice for most apartments to repaint between tenants. The majority will also change out the carpet which will just like paint produce some off gassing. Ventilation will be key and if you think it is really strong you might think about boarding your birds for a few days or leaving them with trusted friends and family.
 

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It is standard practice for most apartments to repaint between tenants. The majority will also change out the carpet which will just like paint produce some off gassing. Ventilation will be key and if you think it is really strong you might think about boarding your birds for a few days or leaving them with trusted friends and family.
And it's a lot better than moving into a place that smells of its former occupants and their pets and has fleas, etc. I hate the idea of living with questionably clean carpeting. Just ventilate the place a lot.
 
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It is standard practice for most apartments to repaint between tenants. The majority will also change out the carpet which will just like paint produce some off gassing. Ventilation will be key and if you think it is really strong you might think about boarding your birds for a few days or leaving them with trusted friends and family I have
It is standard practice for most apartments to repaint between tenants. The majority will also change out the carpet which will just like paint produce some off gassing. Ventilation will be key and if you think it is really strong you might think about boarding your birds for a few days or leaving them with trusted friends and family.
there is no carpet in my apartment! It’s all hardwood floors and the previous tenant already had them so I don’t think there would be much besides giving them a good mop with vinegar & water
 
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And it's a lot better than moving into a place that smells of its former occupants and their pets and has fleas, etc. I hate the idea of living with questionably clean carpeting. Just ventilate the place a lot.
Luckily I have no carpet! Hardwood floors which is much easier to clean! I’ll be at my apartment cleaning all day so my birds would probably move in Monday if I think it’s safe. I plan on running some fans all weekend long
 

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