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Old 04-06-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Glade Plugins Scented Oil

Hey friends, I need a little help here.
I know that Parrotlets can get intoxicated with cigarrete smoke or aromatic candle because of the wax.
The fact is that I love the smell of the Glade Plugins Scented Oils, as it says, its an OIL... Do you think it's bad for the Parrotlets to be at the same room with the plugin? I use it at the living room, same place of the cage.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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Generally, anything scented - including oils - are unsafe for birds, in part because they contain not only chemical compounds, but also scent "thickeners" that cause congestion in the lungs. Glade Plug-Ins have been rated as the most highly volatile chemical in the average household. If you have already begun using it, please remove it immediately and air out the room thoroughly.

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Old 04-06-2010, 03:51 PM   #3
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yeah generally most things scented is a bad idea
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:07 PM   #4
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might catch some heat for this but I use reed diffusers with no ill effects to my bird. Just don't put it right near the cage.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
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Thank you guys. Enborgle I removed the plugin.
Dave I guess the reed diffuser and yhe glade plugins are quite the same. The diference is that one uses heat...Now I'm not sure what to do....
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:44 PM   #6
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Great! ItsDave is right about catching heat for what he's doing - many here including myself would not condone it, but it's his bird and he can keep it as he chooses. It may be that the type of reed diffuser he uses is a chemical compound that is less irritating, is in a part of his home far away from his bird, or he may have more air flow mediating its effects - all of these options just mean it will take longer to build up to a toxic level in his bird where the difficulty breathing will be noticeable to a human observer. Since birds use air much more effectively than humans do (even their bones are filled with air!), anything that might cause irritation for the most sensitive person is sure to do it much faster to a bird. Often they will not show signs of inhalation toxicity until it's much too late - if you absolutely must scent your home, use fresh flowers, citrus zest, a pot of apple cider on the stove or other non-chemical alternatives that don't actually dispense scent molecules into the air.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:43 PM   #7
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Perfect! Understood!
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:52 PM   #8
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It's really kind of good to have a bird that cannot have chemical scents in the air. It reminds us that they are not good for us either.

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I say just open up a window for some fresh air...................I make it a common practice in my house to never use scented items. Less headaches for me and Bodie.
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Known carcinogens and poisons are legal to use in fragrance products because of laws that allow manufacturers to keep their fragrance formulas a secret. The fragrance you love could have as many as 600 chemicals in it, most of which have not been tested for safety. These products are extremely dangerous even for people. Birds and cats are much more sensitive. Although a man in our city had his birds die within a day of having a fragrance diffuser put in the room next to the bird room, many birds will not die that quickly. Instead, they seem fine and get sick or die from the build-up of toxins once it is too late to save them.
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