Burning yankee candles

Are yankee candles safe or toxic to parrots? I have nver burned them before because i am weary

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Oct 10, 2011
alternative to candles
by: Anonymous

I don't burn any type of candles in my house. What I do to make the air smell good is take a pot full of water and toss in some cinnamon sticks and whole cloves. Let it boil for a bit and shut it off. Or if you have one of those electric potpourri pots that is NOT teflon, put the cinnamon sticks and cloves in that. Just watch it to make sure it stays full of water and it makes your house smell like apple pie.

Oct 10, 2011
Yankee candles are safe for birds
by: The Avian Vet

Yankee candles and bees wax candles are safe to burn in the next room.

Dr B

Oct 10, 2011
Burning yankee candles
by: Linda

I'm not sure what Yankee candles are. The only thing I do know is any candle that scents the air is toxic for birds. This also includes any air fresheners like the spray kind or the plug into wall socket kind. Anything that fills your home with unnatural scents is toxic to birds. This also includes Febreeze in any form. Anything in the "under pressure" cans will kill birds, so use none of that type of spray. Use only the pump kind of spray applicator and be very careful that it does not have ANY fumes. We have bird safe cleaner here called Focus, and it kills as much and more than bleach without the toxic fumes. I use it all over the house, and myself and birds are fine. I have severe allergies, so cannot use bleach, ammonia, pine cleaner or anything else that has fumes or perfumes. Perfume is toxic to birds, and makes me sick enough to vomit, so I don't use any kind of room scent or sprays.

Having birds helps us keep our homes safe for not only the birds, but also for any other pets and ourselves and our children. All the junk on the market to make your house "smell better" is just there to get your money. All of them are unsafe for living creatures, and I don't care what advertising hooks they use to make you want to buy it. It's all poison, plain and simple.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

Oct 10, 2011
BURNING YANKEE CANDLES
by: Anonymous

Yes, burning any kind of scented candle is toxic to your birds. Soy candles are supposed to be safer, but, even at that, do not burn them in the same room with your birds. There are many, many things that can kill your birds: any kinds of cleaners, chemicals, aerosol sprays, deodorants, perfumes, oven cleaner, Fabreeze, Windex, COOKING IN TEFLON PANS or other non-stick pans, electric heaters, etc. Many wonder why when they get up in the morning is their dear beloved bird laying at the bottom of the cage. It is because people don't know of these dangers to our birds. The pet stores and breeders should hand out this information upon someone purchasing a bird from them.

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