Post by hattietheferret on Mar 22, 2020 0:18:02 GMT -5
Hi! I recently fell down the "Is this safe for my ferret?" loophole, specifically when researching what kind of scented stuff I can put in the same room as my furry friend, and I was just hoping for a little clarification.
I have a diffuser in my room, one where you add water, then a scent (typically an essential oil), and it sprays out a scented vapor. I know essentials oils are a big no no for ferrets, but I've seen vanilla extract (not oil) utilized in quite a few different ways when it comes to ferrets - potty training, added into the washer with bedding, simmering pots - and so I was wondering if it'd be safe for me to add that into my diffuser instead. The kind I bought is just Great Value "Pure Vanilla Extract," and the only ingredients are vanilla bean extractives in water, and alcohol (41%).
Post by Corvidophile on Mar 22, 2020 8:27:14 GMT -5
You know I honestly don’t know! I would think it would be safe- it’s not an essential oil, it’s a boiled down extract then suspended in alcohol, which will dissipate once it hits the air rapidly. I would say as long and the ferrets aren’t directly breathing the steam from the diffuser it should be ok, but I’m not confident.