Originally Posted by ERD50
I'd be careful with the tea tree oil around pets. Just because it is 'natural' doesn't mean it isn't toxic.
+1. I have a parakeet and a dog and am very careful with anything I use in the house. Non stick cookware is also off limits since it can release toxic fumes if overheated and will kill a bird. I'm thinking it can't be too good for us either !
Other frugal things I do:
- grow new plants from seeds or cuttings
- grow my own herbs (although thats mostly for the flavor / freshness factor
- choose repair over replace (until it becomes unsightly or inefficient / ineffective)
- freeze dry kale as a treat for my bird. The dried greens they sell for birds is basically alfalfa crumbs that are too small for hamsters and I feel like I'm paying for something they should give away ! I know where my kale has been (unlike those used condoms or the prepackaged dried greens) and how its been prepared.