Keep your bird safe from household toxins. Coutesy Nicole Steinmeyer, New York
You are your bird’s best defense against household toxins!
- Do be aware that smoke from burned-on food, grease and other debris inside your oven can be deadly to your birds.
- Do not house your birds in the kitchen.
- Locate birds in an area where fumes and smoke will not drift into their airspace.
- Do not rely on air filters or purifiers to remove toxic fumes form the air.
- Use a range hood that vents to outdoors, or use a window fan to blow air out of the kitchen.
- Open windows for a few minutes, at least once a day, even in chilly weather.
- Never leave cooking unattended.
- Instead of using chemicals or self-cleaning oven cycles, wipe oven surfaces with a solution of white vinegar and water after each use. Use a steel wool pad to rub off stubborn dirt. Some readers report success using a hand-held steam-cleaning machine to clean their ovens.