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#1406090 - 12/29/16 11:32 AM Candles, fire smoke, essential oils around gliders
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I was wondering if burning candles, having a read wood fire in the fireplace (smoke) or diffusing essential oils in the house are hazardous to sugar gliders? Obviously I wouldn't place a cage near a fire, but the way our house is designed, the smells eventually spread throughout the entire house.

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#1406100 - 12/30/16 03:08 PM Re: Candles, fire smoke, essential oils around gliders [Re: VBclick]
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As long as the smells are not too strong and you get candles with cotton wicks, zinc in the wick is harmful even to us, I think you will be fine.

I just got a essential oil diffuser to use in the apartment.
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#1406119 - 12/31/16 02:01 PM Re: Candles, fire smoke, essential oils around gliders [Re: Feather]
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Originally Posted By: Feather
As long as the smells are not too strong and you get candles with cotton wicks, zinc in the wick is harmful even to us, I think you will be fine.

I just got a essential oil diffuser to use in the apartment.

Thank you! I have some woodwick candles, so shouldn't be any zinc in them, plus they crackle when they burn :-)

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