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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-13-2013, 03:18 PM Thread Starter


 
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propane heater and stove is it safe

ok at the moment i am staying in a camper until we finish building our home. the camper has a propane stove and heater is this safe around my birds? with winter coming the heater will be on and i cook in the camper as well there is no other way to heat or cook.

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Propane fumes can be deadly to your bird even if you can't smell it much. In your camper if you have a bathroom with a door put the bird in cage in there, if it also has a window open it a crack would be good. Use your exhaust fan while cooking. Since your heater is propane if you can keep your birdcages in a closed room like the bathroom while it's on will be a good thing to do. If not see if you can board your birds. Where I live I can board my birds pretty cheap at local bird stores that will do this.

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Sounds like good advice from Judy. I would sure be worried about the fumes in a small space. Good luck!


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yes i have talked to a vet today so i am looking for an electric heater that is safe but isn't going to cost me an arm and leg in the power bill

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One of those oil filled ones that look like an old time radiator work well. They even have different levels of wattage you can select in addition to the regular output on some. IIRC, I got mine at Lowes for ~ $40. I use it in my bedroom when I fire up the woodstove, as I don't have a setting on the regular furnace to run just the fan to circulate the heat (will remedy that soon) and it gets a bit chilly in the bedroom on the nights I have a fire...

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