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The Baker's Birdhouse <email address not displayed>
The Baker's Birdhouse wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > In reading through the back posts I've noticed where it has been said > several times that the remnants of soap on things that have been > washed can hurt birds. I'd always been taught to wash things like > dishes and cages thoroughly with soap (dish soap) rinse very > thoroughly and dry completely (particularly fruit/veggie cups) so this > is a new one on me... > I mean, i have assumed that large amounts of residue (like if you > didn't rinse well) would hurt them, but these posts make it sound much > more serious. > > So, since I like to check things for myself a bit, I'm wondering if > any of you could provide me with some sources for info (books, > websites, anything)-- not trying to be skeptical, I've just found it > better not to trust any but my vet's word on birdie advice without a > lil research of my own as well :) and sometimes I even get a second > opinion on him lol > and I also have a further Q > > If it's that dangerous, what about soap residue on our hands??? Could > my Nanday get sick from 'preening' on my fingers after a hand wash? > Even if my hands seemed to be rinsed well and are completely dry? > That's really scary because I always wash my hands before handling my > birds! > > I saw one person suggesting a vinegar mix, does anyone have any other > things they use instead of soap?
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