I need a new carpet. Was worried about my cockatiels. . This particular carpet is 80%wool. Supposedly eco friendly. Will this affect my birds health.
Thankyou for your reply. I looked up new carpets in your house on the internet and it said that new carpets, especially synthetic, can be toxic to birds, but didn’t know if any members had any issues with new carpets and birds. That’s why I was looking to buy a wool one as it’s supposed to be eco friendly. Thankyou again.I've never personally heard that this could present a problem, unless they'll be eating it . Things such as fragrances, cleaning chemicals etc... as it would affect the respiratory system, but I've not heard of actual furnishings being bad.
Thankyou Michael for your good advice. Barney has been plucking her feathers and has gone backwards and is not eating enough. I have had to top up the feed with a syringe. I have put her back on her medication and will phone vet on Monday. She was doing so well it’s disappointing but I do my best. I will put carpets on hold until she is sorted.When having new carpet laid with or with out glue being used it is best to keep the birds out of the room too allow and dust of the new fibers from the carpet to settle for a few days or until the smell of glue has disappeared for at least two days. Do not use the Extractor fan in the room that you place the birds in with out the window open as this will drew the smells ect. from the rooms out side. if you are having rugs cleaned by professional cleaners they have to be left away from the birds and allowed to air for up to a week preferably not in the home. using normal carpet cleaners, this can affect birds so you should house them away from any vapers until the carpet is fully dried and two days after any smell has gone keeping the room well aired during drying process.
Thankyou. It’s nice to know I have given some knowledge. This site is really good. There is always some one to help or advise you.