I live with my parents because I’m seventeen and I don’t have a hot plate in my room 😅no no and no. no scents are safe for birds. Especially when they're concentrated like oils are.
Boil orange peels and cinnamon sticks
I always stay on top of cleaning his cage and it’s not his excrement it’s just that birdy dusty smell lol he bathes in clean water wnd everything just has that dusty bird smell, and I’ve been trying to find ways to cover itUnfortunately they're not at all the same thing
Essential oils are made by extracting the chemicals that provide the scent, and then combining them with a carrier oil. So it's firstly an extremely concentrated version of what you'd smell just peeling an orange, and it's in oil.
A diffuser works by spraying teeny droplets of that oil into the air. These can be breathed in by your bird, and even if the particular essential oil compound is not a toxic one, can cause respiratory issues.
I haven't found any studies that say it's safe, so for me, that means it's a hard no.
I haven't noticed a major odor with my ringneck, but I do notice where I volunteer that the conure poops definitely smell more "bird-y". Not as strong as a chicken coop, but it is noticeable.
If you think that might be part of it with your conure, maybe you could experiment with different ways of managing poop cleaning? Like try paper towels instead of newspaper (soggy poo newspaper smells bad to me lol), or try a different cleaner (I use Oxyfresh gel diluted 1 tablespoon in 32oz water because it is safe without needing to rinse a ton and I can just go to town with a wet washcloth on all the bars/perches).
Another thing to think of is that fabrics will hold smells way more than your cage will. I notice it a LOT when I've had elderly furry pets. You could try washing your bedding more often, and your curtains and throw rugs if you have them too.
If you have a carpet, vacuuming more might also help, since maybe all the teeny feather dust particles can add up? I'm not sure on that one, I have asthma so I'm over the top with vacuuming
get a lavender plant that you can put on your windowsillI always stay on top of cleaning his cage and it’s not his excrement it’s just that birdy dusty smell lol he bathes in clean water wnd everything just has that dusty bird smell, and I’ve been trying to find ways to cover it
While i can fully appreciate your valid concerns, as I stated, I have been a practicing aromatherapist for NEARLY 40 YEARS.I'm gonna have to disagree with the above. "has never been harmed" is just saying they havent died or gotten actively ill. Smokers can smoke for decades with little to no issue until one day they're diagnosed with lung cancer and dont have long.
Parrots have much more sensitive lungs than us. For example, non stick pans can kill them very fast. There have been studies that show non stick pans arent entirely safe for humans either.
Just because a parrot isnt showing any outward signs of problems, doesnt mean there arent problems developing internally.
An all seed diet isnt going to outright kill a parrot. however it does damage their liver and shorten their longevity significantly.
essential oils are relatively new to the market. sure they were around for awhile but they havent been as pushed and as popular as they are now. We do not know the long term affects of being exposed to essential oils in humans, let alone birds. However we DO know that similar products harm birds and harm their longevity.
I stand firm by essential oils of any kind, not being worth the risk.
is the RECENT EXPLOSIVE PROLIFERATION of people selling "essential oils" (with a wide variance of quality and purity), due to the expansive reach of social media and MLM's. The majority of these sellers are dispensing unqualified, and potentially harmful advice.essential oils are relatively new to the market.
Two studies I am currently involved with include using EOs and hydrosols specifically for wound management on captive parrots, and a study using cold-processed THCa for tumors in dogs - which is showing absolutely incredible promise! I hold no desire to be attacked for sharing my education and expertise, and what results there have been so far with regard to the studies.