Can Extended Loud Noises Hurt Your Birds Ears?

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Editor’s note: full transparency, I don’t think we’ve ever covered the subject of pet birds and hearing.

 

Once again a loyal reader comes through with a potentially serious issue that until now we have left opaque.

 

Many of us take for granted that our birds can hear but exactly how good is their hearing, how has it evolved and how do they use it?

 

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If I Have Asthma Should I Get Rid Of Our 2 Birds Per My Doctor?

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Lori Seaton asks: Like the new format. I have asthma. Dr. Suggest that I get rid of our 2 birds… LOl not going to happen.

 

I had all the problems before we got the birds. What kind of air cleaner is best. We rent our apartment. Thank You.

 

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Can Ultrasound Plug-in Pest Controls Harm Pet Birds?

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Laurie asks

Can ultrasound plug-in pest controls harm caged birds? Thanks

 

Hi Laurie

 

I would not take the chance – if its an ionic version it can definitely be harmful

 

From a manufacturer’s website.

 

Birds – Birds vary so much in size, breed and behavior. We have no way to guarantee the Ultimate AT will or will not bother your bird. To be safe, we recommend not using the AT in the same room as your bird, or near the birds cage. Some customers have reported their birds seem bothered by the ultrasound; other customers tell us their birds seem just fine.

 

Best

Mitchr

Does Anyone Out There Clean Their Perches With Peroxide?

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Lee asks

Hi Windy City,

 

Does anyone out there clean their perches with peroxide?

 

Is it safe?

 

I’ve tried various surface cleaning methods followed by baking. 

 

Most recently, after cleaning off loose debris, I soaked in bleach water, then steamed with a brush attachment.

 

During a cold spell, so I did this indoors.

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Is A Feliway Diffuser Safe To Use In A Very Large Room With Parrots?

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Question from Donna Stone

Firstly what is Feliway Diffuser?

According to their website.

FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser is a clinically proven solution to comfort cats at home and may help decrease urine spraying, scratching or hiding.

  1. Nurtures your relationship with your cat, by creating a loving environment at home. The continuous effect provides constant calming and comfort to your cat.
  2. Clinically proven, Veterinary used and recommended

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What Is A Bird Safe Floor Cleaner To Use In The Home?

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Hi, Mitch and Catherine.

I love your blog.

Chock full of great info.

I read it every week.

I am getting a young cockatiel in about 5 weeks.

My question is about cleaners to use in my house around birds.

 

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What Is A Bird Safe Drain Cleaner To Use In The Home?

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Lois writes

I have a product called Green Gobbler for drains–says it contains no VOCs, petroleum solvents, chlorine, ethoxylates, synthetic fragrance — so it should be safe to use in a household with parrots.

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How Effective Are Flat Perches For African Grey’s?

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Hello! 

I just sent a response to my recent order for 5 more flat perches to be put into my African Grey’s cage. 

 

He was sold to me without toenails, and when I questioned the store owner, he told me “they’d grow back” which they never have. 

 

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