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View Poll Results: Beware of...
Airborne vapors 26 72.22%
Ingestible toxins 16 44.44%
Nutritional deficiencies 13 36.11%
Social/Environmental deficiencies 21 58.33%
Other 7 19.44%
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:23 AM
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Re: Beware of...

Under "Other" I'd add:
Not vetting your new bird.
Not clipping wings to prevent loosing your new friend.

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Hi all,

I figured it was time for a new poll which might also serve educational value. (I also wanted to get rid of the last poll that has been lingering on the main page though it really has no place on a forum for parrots!)

So, the new poll: What is the greatest source of danger for our feathered friends? Or perhaps what threat did you know least about or not expect when you got a bird?

1) Airborne or vapor toxins/chemicals

2) Ingested toxins

3) Nutritional deficiencies

4) Social/environmental deficiencies

5) Other
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:39 AM
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Letting small birds fly in the home is another one .... like the unclipped wings and not losing our birds...letting them fly inside is dangerous too..... woodburning stoves...imagine a small bird landing on top of it!
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Maybe those of you that have fireplaces, (and yes they are a great joy but also in this economy a great way to lower therastat and save on heating cost) could move bird to anouther room for a few hours,many I would think that is about how long they would be burning ususally in the evening. I do know one girl who has a fireplace,she will put newspaper, not magazine section or any thing ith colored ink in a paper bag and uses this to start fire, and then burns regular logs
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I agree with Antoinette, many of the other topics can be found on the net with just a bit of research, while social and environmental info is harder to come by, thats one of the things that make this forum so valuable
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