Can You Recommend Bird Safe Caulk?

Can You Recommend Bird Safe Caulk?

Susan D. F. writes

 

Hi Mitch,

 

Seymour was picking on the left side lip of my stainless steel sink the other day and I think she removed the caulk. 

 

As of last night, I have water leaking out of the area whenever I turn the water on more than a tiny stream.

 

I need to seal it. 

 

 

Is this safe to use around Seymour or is plumber’s caulk better to use?

 

She hangs out on the sink whenever I’m home which is all day, every day now going forward. 

 

My kitchen counter is the only play area I have for her.

 

I’d like to use a clear acrylic silicone seal so she doesn’t start chewing on it.

 

She may have seen a little piece sticking out and started pulling on it and eventually removed it. 

 

There is a gap between the stainless steel and the counter where I can fit my nail underneath.

 

I checked with a flashlight and there is no leaking under the sink. All tubes and fixtures are dry as a bone.

 

I also have been having a problem with flies in the past few weeks.  Every night at a certain time a mosquito makes its presence known.  It is attracted to the light under the sink. If I kill it, another one appears. 

 

These flies catch her attention.

 

I have no idea what’s going on.

 

Can I buy a no pest strip? 

 

I am not sure if they even still make them.

 

I’ll have to check.

 

Is that safe to use around Seymour or does it emit a dangerous odor that is toxic to her?

 

Thanks,

Susan

 

Hi Susan

 

This caulk will be fine for Seymour

 

A few words from the manufacturer.

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Our focus is to educate construction consumers, as well as, homeowners that there are alternatives in the caulk, adhesives and sealants industries. We no longer have to expose ourselves and our families to toxic elements in the home and work environments. The ECO-BOND Adhesives and Sealants are non-toxic. They meet all California Proposition 65 standards, contain no carcinogens, are not petroleum-based and have low odor.

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There are 2 types of pest strips.

Adhesive and chemical.

Neither is bird safe.

 

If you are the Martha Stewart of pet birdkeeping then the recipe below is for those who like to have a go at something parrot safe and not too expensive.

 

 

Coat strips of brown paper with a mixture of 120ml golden syrup, 1 tbsp dark brown sugar and 1 tbsp granulated sugar.

 

Hang on strings once the mixture has congealed but it still has to be out of reach of your birds.

 

If you’re not that adventurous try this.

 

Mango Pet Control Aviary Bug and Pest Spray 32 oz

Mango Pet Control Aviary Bug and Pest Spray 32 oz

 

Best 

MitchR

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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