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Old 12-12-2009, 08:48 AM
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The dangers of "dangers"

There are many things that are legitimately quite dangerous for birds. The most notable are some fumes/vapors and a couple of human foods which are toxic for birds.

Other than that parrots are not fragile china dolls and if we treat them as such and don't allow them to live as the hearty animals they are we will likely do more harm than good.

If we tell people that EVERYTHING is deadly for birds two things are going to happen: people will quit providing homes for these 'delicate fragile beings' as they don't think their perfectly safe environment or perfectly large cage would ever be sufficient, or they will simply quite listening to the boy (or girl) who cried wolf and they will not listen when warnings of the legitimate dangers are given.

Everyone is welcome to share their views on these forums, but I hope most of the time they will be backed with more than personal conviction, and if they aren't I hope other members are wise enough to take them as they are: merely one other members opinion.

The fact that someone speaks with conviction does not mean they speak with wisdom.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:03 AM
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Re: The dangers of "dangers"

The fact that someone speaks with conviction does not mean they speak with wisdom.
So true AD.
Wish I had all your knowledge and experience, I think of you as a Daddy on this site.
Please do not take offense, it's a compliment honestly.
I read thru all your posts, your replies and take note.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:51 PM
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Re: The dangers of "dangers"

Yeah it's a dangerous world out there. That's why I keep our Pepper in a bubble. But I wouldn't trust just any brand of bubble. For all my bird bubble wants and needs I go straight to BirdBrain Inc. The same company that brought us Re homing Lotion. Visit their website Today.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:51 PM
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Re: The dangers of "dangers"

I think you bring up a very good point. I think the biggest thing that people can use is common sense when dealing with their birds. My Hyacinth, Talara, and I like our nighttime wrestling time where she rolls on her back and I rub her tummy like a dog and she tries to grab my fingers and bite them. So I know they can be very hearty if people just use their heads.
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Re: The dangers of "dangers"

AD so true. The beauty of sharing with other members on this forum is that we all have our opioions about a subject. Whether they are correct, who knows. There are many subjects on bird care that are hotly debated. The important thing is that we love our birds and do them no harm. Right??

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Re: The dangers of "dangers"

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Other than that parrots are not fragile china dolls and if we treat them as such and don't allow them to live as the hearty animals they are we will likely do more harm than good.
I really appreciate hearing this from an experienced owner! As a future new owner, it's terrifying reading all of the potentially-lethal things... It makes it seem like there are going to be things trying to kill the poor thing left, right, and center. While my heart is set on getting a conure in the next couple months, I have to admit I was feeling quite anxious today about the notion after doing all this research. It's comforting to know that so long as we are caring and attentive owners our little friends should be fine

* Note, I've been a dog owner for many, many years and I know the list is probably the same for them. Because I grew up with pups, caring for them is kinda second-nature to me, but I can imagine the list of lethal things for them is probably pretty long, too.
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Re: The dangers of "dangers"

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Quote: Originally Posted by Auggie's Dad View Post
Other than that parrots are not fragile china dolls and if we treat them as such and don't allow them to live as the hearty animals they are we will likely do more harm than good.
I really appreciate hearing this from an experienced owner! As a future new owner, it's terrifying reading all of the potentially-lethal things... It makes it seem like there are going to be things trying to kill the poor thing left, right, and center. While my heart is set on getting a conure in the next couple months, I have to admit I was feeling quite anxious today about the notion after doing all this research. It's comforting to know that so long as we are caring and attentive owners our little friends should be fine

* Note, I've been a dog owner for many, many years and I know the list is probably the same for them. Because I grew up with pups, caring for them is kinda second-nature to me, but I can imagine the list of lethal things for them is probably pretty long, too.
Note: This thread is years old and this member is not active...Just saying....the warnings are real.
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Re: The dangers of "dangers"

we do have a lot of burds die, chewing on jewelry, lysol spray, hidden Teflon, insecticide spray on hands, flea and tick medicine or medicated shampoo residue on hands, pesticide residue on food, paint fumes...truly many parrots have died from these things on this forum that brave owners have come forward to share so others won't die
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