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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When Environmental Accidents Stress A Pet Bird To The Breaking Point

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A couple of weeks ago we talked about “You Are Sick With No Caique Caregiver – Now What?

In this follow up thread we learn that “yes, it can always be worse.”

Hello Catherine,

I had written to you several weeks ago pertaining to the safety of microwaveable popcorn.

Two weeks ago, this coming Monday, I had kidney surgery and returned to my apartment door being busted into (door locks forcibly opened). 

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How To Keep Budgies Warm And Plump For Winter

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Wintertime in NSW Australia

G’day from Down Under,

Here in Tamworth, we are just about to go into winter.

Editors note: that’s early June Endnote

The temperature can occasionally get as low as -10c (14f), usually about 0 to -2c.

I was hoping you can advise me on what to do to look after my two little budgies and green cheeked conure through the worst of it.

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