Parrot Safe Alternatives to Scented Candles

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Flock mates: Galah "Bandit", Macaw "Jinx", Grey "Cressi"

All pets have the potential to stink up an otherwise nice smelling home, and smell is a pretty big deal to me. I love scented candles and cherish the times I go places without my pets so that I can use them. But they're not good to have or use around your parrots and so I decided to give you all some non-toxic alternatives that you can use that will make your home smell great and not harm your pet parrots.

You can pretty much boil anything in water for a great smell, here are some the things I use. I simply boil it on the stove top and let the scent go all throughout the house (use stainless steel pots)

  1. Cinnamon sticks
  2. Orange peels
  3. Tea bags (my favorite is apple cinnamon)
  4. Dried Vanilla Bean
  5. Apple
  6. Nutmeg
  7. Lavendar
  8. Rosemary

Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.

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