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Looby
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: poison plant

wall
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.. emb wall Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject:

hi mate

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

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject:

Hi Pablo
thank you for your comforting reply..I have however taken the tree out..like u said-you can never know.

All birds seem lively an active still so hopefully something internal..she was alittle smaller .

Its amazing tho how after being soooo careful about the welfare of your kikes it takes one silly thoughtless slip and u risk everything. d'oh!

my birds are VERY spoilt ..my family hark how they eat better than us..so I actually ate for dinner what I give them...was quite surprised I actually
enjoyed it!!



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:39 am    Post subject:

signlol

yeah same here, I was reading a lot of stuff and thinking a lot of the diet of the birds, then started to think... hmmm... maybe I should worry about what I eat myself.

I'm glad the rest of the birds are in good shape. Maybe the other kike died of something unrelated, same as us, they have sometimes strokes, heart attacks, etc...

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