are wax melts safe for birds

So, you have a bird and know from your research that you must be careful with your cleaning products, fragrances and chemicals you use in your home from now on.

The bad news is that there is no official research out there that studies different chemicals and their effects on pet birds. This is shocking, but not too surprising for what is supposed to be the 4th most popular pet in the USA.

The good news is that there are some alternatives and companies that seek to provide safe options to still have a great smelling home. Some people simmer orange peels, cinnamon and cloves on the stovetop as a home fragrance. Vinegar is a fantastic cleanser, especially in the stronger concentrations. Oven cleaner is a proven killer and should be avoided at all costs.

I’ve personally yet to hear a story about birds dropping dead from a candle but the danger is real over time, like smoking. There are some unofficial reports from vets stating that glade plug ins and high VOC fragrances can kill birds, however, there was also a high carbon monoxide reading in one of the reports. Meaning; it is still a mystery.

Birds have very different lungs than humans. Plus, burning a candle in itself, even without fragrance is a carcinogen because it can produce smoke. for that reason, wax melts are the preferred fragrance product for homes with birds. Also, paraffin must be avoided and most commercial candles are paraffin mix.

Many people think that essential oils are automatically safer for everyone because they are “natural.” This is a myth, because essential oils are an allergy triggers for thousands, especially the ones derived from the pine family. the effects of EO (essential oils) on parrots are unknown.

So, whats the answer? Some people avoid home fragrances altogether and others buy candles but burn them away from their birds with plenty of ventilation. Still others seek out alternatives and tested parrot safe products. This brings us to two companies; parrotsafecandles; https://parrotsafecandles.com/

I personally don’t know any more information about this vet approval. which vet? Is it a single veterinarian, or a group? More information may be needed to know for sure. Parrotsafecandles states testing happens on site around their birds.

The EU has banned over 200 chemicals that American companies can use freely in their fragranced products with abandon, creating a bit of a “Wild West,” of products and their risks to our and our pet’s health.

Parrotsafecandles claims that their products are “vet approved,” but, birdssoap takes a different approach to candles and states that “Candles have flames and smoke is proven carcinogenic, therefore we don’t recommend candles for birds.” Parrotsafecandles sells both wax melts and candles, birdssoap states that their candles and wax melts are the same bird safe formula, but only recommends wax melts around birds; so, you really have only one choice when you need a candle, specifically.

BirdsSoap is run by a former chef and uses EU approved fragrances and only suggests food based, wax melts for parrot residences that are suggested to be kept cold, like food; not surprising, coming from a chef. The reason being that candles are not as safe. BirdsSoap claims testing around their rescue parrots on site and also donates a part of their proceeds to local bird rescue efforts. The price difference is a few dollars for a pack of six melts between the two companies.

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Reviews for both products can be found online by bird keeping people all over the world and they are overwhelmingly positive for both small businesses.

The consensus on birdsSoap is that their fragrances are extremely good, more varied and seasonal, but last less time than traditional wax melts, presumably because of the food based ingredients. The suggestion to extend the life of the individual melts is to cut them in half and “refresh” the wax melt pool in 2-3 hours.

We want to hear from you; what changes have you made to bird proof your home? Have you tried either company’s products? What is your opinion?

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Because she couldn’t find safe products for her home because of her asthma, immune system deficiencies, and her cherished pet birds, our founder created these pet-safe wax melts. Trained as a chef, she quickly started making her own candles and soaps, and that’s how Birds Of Valhalla was born. These food-based, vegan, and pet-safe wax melts were developed specifically for those who have sensitivities to certain foods, allergies, or respiratory conditions.

These pet-safe wax melts, which come in an array of scents, will turn your house into a revitalizing new world. Your search for the ideal fragrance is over—from the uplifting atmosphere of a vast fruit orchard to the comforting warmth of a village bakery to the calming aroma of a forest in the winter.

Each easy-open package contains 6 wax melts. Composed of natural ingredients such as essential oils and fragrance oil free of phthalates, soy and coconut wax, and ethical mica powder Every one of our goods is handmade in tiny batches in the United States.

  • Please use an electric wax melter instead of a candle or one with an open flame.
  • Wax melts should always be kept in a different room from your birds or other pets.
  • When you’re not home or able to watch over your wax melter, always unplug it.
  • To extend the life of your wax melts, store them in the freezer.

100% vegan; does not contain paraffin. We don’t include essential oils in our wax melts like eucalyptus or tea tree that are harmful to pets. Furthermore, we only use fragrances that are free of carcinogens and meet the stricter guidelines established by the EU. We work hard to be completely open and honest about our procedures; every week, you can even watch us create our products live on social media. Scent Product variants Quantity.

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Coconut/soy blend wax and phthalate-free Fragrances

This product contains COCONUT.

This product is temperature sensitive. To keep the scent fresh before using, it can be stored and then frozen or refrigerated.

Many people believe that because essential oils are “natural,” they are inherently safer for everyone. This is untrue, as thousands of people experience allergic reactions to essential oils, particularly those that come from the pine family. the effects of EO (essential oils) on parrots are unknown.

Over 200 chemicals that American companies can freely use in their fragranced products have been banned by the EU, leading to a bit of a “Wild West” of products and their risks to our health and the health of our pets.

s, videos and so forth of birdssoap can be found on the production area on tiktok, facebook, instagram and even Pinterest. https://pin.it/6P4I084

Although I haven’t heard of any birds dying from candles, like smoking, the risk is real over time. Unofficial reports from veterinarians claim that glade plug-ins and high volatile organic compound (VOC) fragrances can kill birds; one report, however, also included a high carbon monoxide reading. Meaning; it is still a mystery.

So, whats the answer? Some people avoid home fragrances altogether and others buy candles but burn them away from their birds with plenty of ventilation. Still others seek out alternatives and tested parrot safe products. This brings us to two companies; parrotsafecandles; https://parrotsafecandles.com/

FAQ

Is wax melts safe for birds?

Most regular wax melts often contain ingredients that are toxic for Parrots. Birds have highly efficient yet sensitive respiratory systems, and air borne chemicals can be absorbed very quickly. Parrot safe wax melts contain non-toxic ingredients, safe for Parrots and other birds.

Is scentsy safe around birds?

Every breath they take is more efficiently utilized and distributed than our own inhalations are and that puts them more at risk when toxins are in the air. Don’t use Scentsy products with birds in the house. There are parrot safe alternatives.

What home fragrances are safe for birds?

As long as they are bird safe I use fresh fragrant herbs such as rosemary, mint, coriander, lavender (when fresh but it goes powdery so only use when fresh) and fresh cut flowers ie roses, I also use cloves and cinnamon sticks stuck into citrus fruit and allowed to dry by a radiator, particularly in the winter.

Are wax melts toxic to pets?

Using wax melts may not directly threaten pets; the ingredients and fragrances used in these products can be potentially harmful. Some scents contain essential oils that can be toxic to animals, especially cats and dogs. The heat from the wax melters can cause burns if pets come into direct contact with them.