I need an air freshener!

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I need an air freshener!

Postby WhiteHart » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:36 pm

This morning my little one and I moved to a new place. The other people who live here have cats. Ive been keeping my door shut in the hopes that they and by bearded dragon never (or rarely) see each other. But on another note, my room smells like cat and I can’t stand it. I need some sort of clean scent in here but I don’t know what is or isn’t safe for my bearded dragon. I will say I never use any sort of aerosol air fresheners. I choke on them.

Any advice is appropriated!
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Re: I need an air freshener!

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:47 am

Bad idea using aerosol style {"smell coverupper / um air freshener" around a pet reptile. Many of these contain materials that are toxic to reptiles.

Everything the cats have been on or near needs to be thoroughly cleaned , then you might be able to get rid of the cat stink. IMO this should be at the landlord's expense not yourself as the premises are not fit for human occupation if cats have been there ( and no one has bothered keeping the place clean ).


Re cats, good luck keeping them out of your room/s ( as they have obviously had free range and regard the area as their territory ) so you will have a hard job keeping them away from your dragon (in a any physical manner that wont upset their owners , so , they are a clear and present danger to your dragon and will be next to impossible to keep away from it , especially if their owners think they are harmless and wont harm it.

My advise is move somewhere that's cat free.
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Re: I need an air freshener!

Postby beckys19 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:52 am

I know it's a bit of an investment, but maybe an air purifier? Amazon has several that are well rated, and made for pets.
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Re: I need an air freshener!

Postby Gormagon » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:59 am

To keep the cats out just get a spray bottle and, spray them when they try to come in the door. A few times doing this and, they will get the message.
If you have carpet in the room, rent a rug doctor and, add a box of Arm and Hammer baking soda to the mix it is a great odor neutralizer.
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Re: I need an air freshener!

Postby Claudiusx » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:07 am

I recommend an air purifier. We bought one from Costco a few months ago and loved it so much we bought two more for other areas in the house.

The model I got has one of the filtration stages as an activated charcoal filter which removes most bad odors. Not to mention, an air purifier will get rid of any cat dander or allergens that might be present.

It's either that or some deep cleaning. Try baking soda in the carpet and let it sit for an hour or so then vacuum it up.

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Re: I need an air freshener!

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:00 am

It wont just be carpets and seats of lounge and mattress and pillows and soft furnishings that will the impregnated with car stink, if there's a tom cat in the mix, it'll be every surface in reach of it's "spurts" - only way to get rid of that is to repaint the walls and get every stick of furniture professionally cleaned & sanitized or replaced.

I'd be hitting up the landlord for the costs involved.
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