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Old 01-05-2007, 08:42 AM
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Default Today Is National Bird Day—are Your Feathered Friends Safe?

January 5 marks the fifth annual National Bird Day, a time to appreciate the birds in our own backyard and reflect on how we treat native avians of other countries. And if you have companion birds in your home, it’s a great time to think about how to ensure that your feathered friends remain happy and healthy. To help raise awareness about responsible bird caretaking, we’re offering the following poison prevention tips to keep your companion avian in the “sing” of things:

* Birds are highly sensitive to inhalant fumes, so please avoid exposing yours to fumes from self-cleaning ovens and overheated cookware, automobile exhaust, tobacco smoke, glues and paints, insecticidal fumigants, perfume and hair spray.

* Keep all prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of beak's reach, preferably in closed cabinets. Pain killers, cold medicines, anticancer drugs, vitamins and diet pills are all examples of human medications that can be lethal to birds, even in small amounts.

* Never allow your bird access to areas in which cleaning agents are being used or stored. Should your pet ingest them, he could suffer from a range of symptoms, depending on the substance, from mild stomach upset to severe burns of the tongue, mouth and crop.

* Foods and beverages that could be dangerous to birds include:
- avocados
- chocolate in any form
- coffee & tea
- moldy or spoiled foods
- onions & garlic
- tomato leaves and stems
- yeast dough
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Today Is National Bird Day—are Your Feathered Friends Safe?

This Explains why my dove has been cooing and making lots of noise today! lol

- yeast dough

Yikes and how many people feed pigeons and ducks bread?
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: Today Is National Bird Day—are Your Feathered Friends Safe?

At least with pigeons I'm sure they can handle it, being scavengers but ducks I don't know?
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: Today Is National Bird Day—are Your Feathered Friends Safe?

Originally Posted by MissDolittle View Post
- yeast dough

This is why when my family finds birds to feed, they only get birdseeds and cracked corn.
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