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Posted by jill on 3/27/06
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    thanks very much. i vaccum every day and move the cages to clean
    uner them at least once a week. i have alot of birds so i really
    want to do what is best for them. they seem to do really well at
    this point but i just wanted to check about the carpet freshner.
    no fabreeze right? thanks again, jill

    On 3/27/06, Dave wrote:
    > On 3/27/06, jill wrote:
    >> hey dave... my kitchen is all the way to the back of my
    >> house and my birds are all the way to the frount of the
    >> house. will teflon bother them? i have used it though i have
    >> to say not too often and it hasn't seemed to bother them yet
    >> but as the weather warms up i'll be opening windows and the
    >> breeze may carry fumes. also, is it ok to use carpet fresh
    >> as long as it's not in the same room with the birds? thanks,
    >> jill
    > Jill
    > Your house setup is ideal. Your birds are extremely far away
    > from your cooking area. You won't have the slightest problems
    > as far as air coming in, that won't be a problem either. Any
    > air that comes in has to go out and the only way that someone
    > can have flowing air in a house is by having 2 windows open so
    > no air will just stay there and get stagnant.
    > As far as carpet fresh,if it's a spray that quickly fades away
    > then there's no problem. That applies to all sprays that
    > quickly disappear. If you need to clean the bird's area, just
    > move the cages to another place until all the smell is gone.
    > you feel nervous, JUST MOVE THE CAGES. Don't let your house
    > dirty! If you do then you're gonna need to use much stronger
    > cleaners in the future. Also as far as carpet cleaners--if
    > you're gonna do a major steam rug cleaning then your birds are
    > definitely have to be moved because what's in that stuff
    > lingers and lingers.
    > This is a little tip and trick when cleaning a room or area
    > with heavy duty stuff. After you finish cleaning whatever area
    > you're in, either put an exhaust fan on in the window and let
    > it suck out the chemical odors. If you don't have an exhaust
    > fan, simply take a regular fan, put it next to the window and
    > have it aiming out the window. Turn on the fan, have the air
    > blowing out the window and it'll act just like an exhaust
    > unit. Let it run for a while until the air is nice and fresh.--
    > -Dave
    >> On 3/24/06, Katie wrote:
    >>> I will be bringing home a Budgie in a few weeks. I've been
    >>> reading up on the dangers of things like non-stick cookware
    >>> and space heaters. I'm wondering: does my George Foreman
    >>> grill fall into the category of dangerous items? Thank
    >> you.