Hi I'm new to the group and owning a Quaker. My son and husband got him/her for me last year. Named Birdie he/she is a pastel light green top with yellow underbelly. It's been a learning experience as I almost lost him within the first 2 months because I was unaware that I could not use teflon. I was able to get him healthy and replaced all my cookware with copper, but I have questions and can't find answers that are factual I guess. Like what can I safely clean with? Our electric is questionable especially in winter and my heat is a window ac with heat. What is a safe alternative when electric is out because we have a kerosene heater as back up? He is in my dining room because the livingroom, dining room are connected and the only rooms with heat. He is a happy baby and talks alot but I worry that I in my ignorance will do something wrong. My biggest concerns are heating when electricity goes out it has been off for up to a week while in the teens outside and not much warmer inside and cleaners and smell goods for the house. If you can help please do and thank you. ❤
Welcome to you and Birdie. I don't know of any fuel operated heaters that would be completely safe to use around parrots-- which isn't to say there aren't any. I've never lived anywhere without a central heating system, and am not all that familiar with alternative heat sources. A kerosene heater would not be a good choice. What to clean with depends on what you're cleaning. Vinegar can be used to clean a variety of surfaces. Dawn dishwashing liquid is safe to use around birds and can be used for cleaning other things than dishes. I use Murphy Oil Soap to clean vinyl floors. Sometimes, plain water is sufficient. Strongly scented cleaners should be avoided.
Post by solidarityaid on Jan 2, 2020 11:29:07 GMT -5
Choosing Back Pain Medication
Back pain medication is a major issue with the doctors now as a majority of people are known to suffer from acute back pain. If you have reached the stage where you feel that back pain medication is essential to treat your pain, then do not delay. Just rush to your doctor for help before things deteriorate beyond repair.
Back ache has the capability to disrupt your daily activities. If you are immobile, then it is difficult to lead a normal life. No matter how much you dislike taking medicines, you will have to take them if you do not want your pain to reach its peak and take mobility away from your body. But that does not mean in any way that you indulge in self medication. Always consult a specialist if you want to get proper treatment.
Hi there and welcome to you and your Birdie! Cnyguy has pretty much covered what you should know. You can also search the posts on this forum for safe cleaning products (as these would have been discussed many times over the past few years). Please keep us posted as to how you go with Birdie. You can create a thread under the appropriate category to tell us how you are going and to ask more questions.