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    Question Candles...and the burning of

    I was searching on another bird forum awhile ago and spoted a thread about candles. A year ago - before I had birds - I used to be an avid candle-burner, so I clicked the thread. Anyway, someone mentioned that you can, in fact, burn candles around birds, but they have to be all-natural or Soy based. 1) Is this true?, 2) I bought this candle today (http://scentsalive.com/) and it appears to be all natural wax and "includes an element of Soy". It also says it's lead and soot free and contains no petroleum. Can I use this around my birds?


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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    Unless I can see the whole list of exactly what is in a candle,I will not use it,even soy is not safe if scented with perfumes,oils(even natural oils can harm birds),etc.I buy beeswax candles made in Nappan,NS. By Kurt & Katharine Zeltner.........if you PM me I can give you the address & phone number Kate. The candles are 100& beeswax,cotton wicks.Smell great,natural honey scent,no oils,perfumes,chemicals to pollute our birds delicate lungs.
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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    I use yankee candle around birds and weve never had any problems, we used to use the scented spray things but stopped after reading articles about how harmfull they are.

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    The candles I get are made locally,and the company does not have a website up yet(in the works,apparently),so here is a site I used to order from a few years ago,before discovering the local makers.100% pure natural beeswax,natural fiber wicks.Good prices and ships to Canada & USA.

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    What about those "bird safe" candles? Anyone use and trust those? I'd be willing to order them if they were bird safe.

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    Can you post a link? I have never heard of them.

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    i burn scented candles, but never in the same room as the birds. i also have a reed diffuser and a few air freshener things (glade plugin in the bathroom, and a standalone in the other bedroom), but none of them (except the reed diffuser) are in the same room as the birdies.

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    Here's a link: http://www.scent-team.com/newsletter...ewsletter.html - scroll about 2/3 of the way down the page to see it. What do you think? It sure would be nice to burn scented candles again.

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    Joanna,I would still want to see a complete list of ingredients for those candles.It states in that persons testimony that they are lead & zinc free......which most candles are that have cotton wicks(it is metal core wicks that have lead...).....but the fragrances are also a problem.That is why I like beeswax...totally natural in material & scent...nothing added.

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    I think if the people have been burning them right next to their cockatoos and tiels for over a year, then Im sure they are fine...

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    Each to there own I am sure everything we read is true and every person is honest online.....but I still make my decisions based on my own research.
    I also used teflon for 2 years with Merlin 15 feet away from the kitchen...and he is fine....but one day the pan got left in the oven without my knowledge and I turned the broiler on...the pan started to burn,we ran it outside and thank goodness Merlin was ok....but I will NEVER risk it again,and have no teflon anymore.Only takes once.
    Perhaps fragrances have a cumulative effect.......not worth the risk to me.

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    Yeah, I suppose it's a matter of how important it is to you... I don't know whether I'll order any or not. I can see both sides. I'll think about it.

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    i am loathe to use any kind of air-freshener that i'm unsure about and i definitely avoid using spray-cans...

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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    i never use anything around the birds, or in the same room. but i do use febreeze in the bathroom (for obvious reasons), i burn scented candles in my room and i do have a few little scented tealights where the birds are, but they're not burning. i try to be as careful as possible and i haven't owned a teflon pan since i got birds in 1999.
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    Re: Candles...and the burning of

    I have an electric candle warmer, would this be better than actually burning the candle? I do not want to harm my budgies. Thank you

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