Using paints containing VOCs can have an adverse effect on not only you and your human family members, but also your much-loved pets.
Until relatively recently, coal miners employed caged birds, such as canaries, to detect any dangerous gases in the mines. Birds were used because they are extremely sensitive to fumes and react to them before humans notice, acting as a warning signal.
So even now above ground and in the safety of your home, the slightest exposure to some airborne chemicals could be devastating to your pet bird.
Why are birds so sensitive?
In order have the oxygen necessary to fly, a bird's respiratory tract is very efficient in exchanging gasses. On the flip side, this also means that birds can very quickly distribute toxic gasses throughout their small bodies. For this reason, birds are very susceptible to airborne toxins.
These toxins include carbon monoxide as well as particles found in the likes of insecticide sprays, hair spray, perfumes, room deodorisers, cooking utensils and of course, paint fumes...
Using Little Knights paint
A lovely light colour and odourless. Had a blue look to it when wet but dried with the Lichen colour. A brilliant paint for many uses. I've painted a new bird room with this Lichen... ideal for children, allergy sufferers and birds. Thank you Little KnightsRead more
100% VOC-free & odour free
Our paint is not “low VOC”, it is completely VOC free (even our gloss), as verified by the ASA. Little Knights is a water-based paint that is also free from carcinogens, petrochemicals and hazardous fumes of any kind. Our paint is totally odourless, and we don’t just mean when it's dried, we mean even while you are applying it! So no need to evacuate your pet birds for a spot of decorating.
Little Knights paint actively helps to improve the quality of the air in your home. It contains a unique monomer that bonds with formaldehyde molecules on contact and transforms them into harmless water vapour. It begins working as soon as the paint is applied, and continues to work for as long as Little Knights paint is on your walls.
Toy Safe certified
Thinking of painting your birdcage? Little Knights is a durable, non-toxic paint that conforms fully with Toy Safe legislation, meaning that licking and nibbling of the paint will do no harm.
For more information on Little Knights pet-safe properties feel free to call us on 01604 781009 and talk to a member of the team.
Do you watch Vet on the Hill?
TV vet Dr Scott Miller has sung the praises of Little Knights paint after using it in his new veterinary practice; he even is using it in his kids rooms & home... Read more