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RE: Amazon Update

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Posted by: PHIggysbirds at Sun Feb 1 00:09:43 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHIggysbirds ]  
   

It doea apply to other animals but it all depends on how their cage/toy etc is used.

A bird climbs with its beak (and feet) so every part of its cage is touched and probably even licked by the bird making any toxins easily ingested by the bird. A cat in a cage or dog may jump or climb but they of course use their feet/paws not their mouth so they are not as apt to ingest toxins from a cage. Also in a mid sized or larger dog it would take much more toxins to actually make the dog sick than it would for even a large bird. A birds digestion is also different from a mammal and hasn't been tested for as many years as mammals have. For this reason some things we know are definitely toxic to birds others we aren't sure because they haven't been tested.

We have also found (not fully tested so may be just coincidence) that wild caught older birds that have always been around galvanized cages or toys seem to be better able to get rid of the heavy metal in their system or seem to be not as bothered by it than the fully captive raised birds that have always been in "safe" surroundings and then are subjected to heavy metals.


   

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