Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:02 pm Post subject: poison plant
sadly I lost a bird today-Dash. regrettably trying to help another ..
I had recently cut down an painstakenly scrubbbed a tree that had been dead for almost year..I put in in the aviary to aid a flightless bird crawl about.. However it was JUST the branch remains of a WISTERIA no flower leaves or pod to which I now know are poisonous.
could this be the cause..one yr on an crubbed??
am most narked at myself and have just put the entire stock at risk..
keeping birds has the risk of loosing birds. It can be natural causes, loosing a clutch due to parents abandoning, poisoning, rats, cats or some other predator, fights between the birds, etc...
Sometimes it can be a concatenation of small incidents, like a good colleague that lost 3 or 4 caiques in a time-span of a few months.
On another note a good friend lost around 10 pairs of lorikeets and many years of work due to a problem with the food (he could not find out if it was a bacteria, food in bad condition or what else, but he didn't loose any of his senegals or conures so it must be something diet-related).
Don't beat yourself up, accidents and mistakes happen sometimes, we are not perfect.
Btw... I'm not an avid gardener, but I have just checked on google and made a quick reading on some stuff and mentions that only Wisteria flowers and leaves are toxic, and then one of the sites discusses if they are actually toxic since data about incidents in cats and dogs is scarce.
But this might be different for smaller birds, you can never know.
Advocado, chocolate, etc... are regarded also as toxic but I really wonder if they are deadly toxic.
There's a research on advocado that says it's deadly toxic on budgies and other psittacine species, but on the other hand some people here fed advocado to their kikes and it wasn't toxic at all.
Cheers / Pablo _________________ AD ASTRA PER ASPERA
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