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Would you use this?

This is something I found in one of the boxes of supplies that Daisy came
with. Would you use it? Or just toss it?



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Not sure Daisy.. I can't find much info on it other than it contains natural preen gland oil, lanolin and aloe.
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I'm not Daisy, LOL....




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Oh geeze Abby... Sorry

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Haha it's alright!




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Would you use this?

I wouldn't..I'd be scared it would get in her eyes or she would ingest it somehow!


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I know some of the misting products can be okay and safe to use but you're better off just misting with some nice warm water. Give her some sunshine factor or red palm oil on toast to keep her feathers looking good

And yes, I'm Daisy it doesn't help Abby's cockatoo is called Daisy too haha!

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They're perfectly safe to use to my knowledge, I've just never seen a need for them There are better ways to improve skin and feather health. It won't hurt to use if you want to try tho



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My dogs got a hold of and chewed my last spray bottle that I used on birds. So
I have not sprayed them with a spray bottle for some time. I might try a little
of the bottle, see what it's like (as I've never used it before) and then I might
just remove the liquid inside and replace it with water. That way I don't always
have to take Daisy into the shower with me when I want her to bathe. Maybe
I'll mix a little bit of the liquid into water. It can't hurt them I wouldn't think.

But like you guys said, I'm not sure it's exactly necessary.




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I personally would not use any type of bath aid. Water does them just fine.

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I don't trust those things. If anything is added to the bath water, it would only be pure aloe in my home.

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I wouldn't use it on any type of Cockatoo. They preen by rubbing their beak under their wing over the hip area where there are special feathers unique to cockatoos. These feathers keep growing and produce the white powder that cockatoos preen with. These are powder down feathers. I would think the oils in it would affect the powder down adversely. Using just plain water would be fine as in the wild they do get wet. My guys just love being misted in hot weather. The powder down not only cleans their feathers but also makes them waterproof. The oil would then have the opposite affect of removing the waterproofing. Look at what happens to birds that are caught up in oil spills. Cockatoos do not use preen gland oil to make their feathers waterproof just the powder down.

It would probably be fine on other types of birds that do actually use their preen gland but not the cockatoo family.
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I hope you come back to this post soon Abby. Just check out this post from today.

https://www.talkparrots.com/showthread.php?t=6804
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A lot of people are allergic to lanolin I wonder if birds can be too?
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I just messaged her on facebook so she'll be checking in Thanks for the warning, Kate!



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I don't use anything like this cause i'm scared of what they'd be ingesting afterwards when they preen
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