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Old 07-11-2020, 10:51 PM
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Re: Pretty playing with foil

Quote: Originally Posted by Owlet View Post
The link contains an video of a budgie playing with what I can only assume is aluminum foil. It's cute however I wouldn't let your bird play with it they could very easily get hurt and it could very easily lead to heavy metal poisoning. And even if it isnt aluminum foil I wouldn't recommend letting your bird play with foil of any kind
I think you worry too much.

Parakeets like to forage and they will peck on most anything.

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Old 07-11-2020, 10:53 PM
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Re: Pretty playing with foil

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Quote: Originally Posted by DestinyCall View Post
Aluminum isn't toxic to birds. In fact, cages made from anodized aluminum are as safe as stainless steel and very light. Foil still isn't a great choice for toys, because it is so soft that it is easy for the bird to break off and ingest small sharp pieces.

And you should be cautious because, historically, some foils were made using tin. Tin is toxic to birds.
I also discovered that the heavy-duty types often are coated in Teflon (just an FYI)

OP-- it's a cute video. Sorry lol! I hope we didn't scare you off!
You did not scare me off.

I am a retired chemist.

My decision to use the foil as an enrichment toy was not made randomly.

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Re: Pretty playing with foil

I never got any emails showing someone responded to my posts?

How can I fix that?

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I never get emails either- there may be a way under notification settings, but I am not sure. I just usually log-in and check by either clicking on my profile and searching for posts by me, or just viewing most recently active threads.
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Some folks will seek medical advice from multiple doctors until they find one that agrees with their own personal opinion. Which one should be heeded I leave to you.
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