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Message #6102. This is a followup to #6093.

Name:The Baker's Birdhouse
Date:Sunday April 29, 2007 4:23:56 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Question about Soap
Message:I'm on the birdscomefirst site, I haven't found the part about soap yet, but I'm still bawling...I clicked the alert section, all those missing and stolen birds and their owners. It just kills me, my heart is crying for them :(

Linda wrote:
> The Baker's Birdhouse, please visit
> This is one of our experts websites that should help you answer your
> questions.
> The other thing: Remember: our birds are our natural baramaters of
> life.
> If it isn't good for a bird, it probably isn't good for us either
> unless of course we are talking about soap and water.
> We all need that.
> wrote:
> > 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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