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Halloween – Parrot Safety Tips

Discussion in 'Home and Environmental Hazards' started by DizzyBlue, May 4, 2014.

  1. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Halloween is fast approaching and when it gets here, there are very probably going to be little costumed people knocking on your door saying “Trick or Treat” and looking for the goodies that you have to put in their little sacks or containers. Halloween is a time when many people like to decorate with ghoulish items inside and outside their homes. If you have a bird, the Halloween celebrations need a little tweaking to make it birdie safe.

    The noise and confusion of costume parties is way too extreme for most pet birds. Leave your bird at home if you’re invited out to a party; if you’re the host, move your bird to a quiet room during the height of the festivities, don’t be letting people pop in and out of the room to ooooo and aaarrrr at your bird it isn’t fair to keep disturbing their nights rest just because you want to be loud and show them off.

    Supervise your bird. Halloween things such as candles, imitation cobwebs and apple-bobbing vats can be hazardous to the ever nosy parrot and you know how the love to join in!

    If you can’t move your bird to another room during the party do not allow guests to share drinks, snacks or Halloween candy with your bird make sure they go into the garden to have a cigarette (those that are your true friends love and respect you will understand why you ask and it won’t be an issue).

    The high concentration of sugar in candy can cause digestive upsets. Serious illness and even death can occur if your bird consumes alcohol. Chocolate contains theobromine, which is toxic to birds and other pets too.

    Protect your pet bird from frightening costumes and the eyes of predatory strangers. Put him safely inside his bird cage during trick-or-treat hours.

    Reduce the risk of burns by using small flashlights instead of candles inside pumpkins displayed indoors scented candles can be doubly dangerous to your birds not only the flame, the hot wax but also the aroma being burned off.

    Make sure your exotic pets cannot reach the wires leading to any decorations or lights.

    Keep your pets away from the door during trick-or-treat time. Your pet may be stressed by the unusual activity. If your pet is not confined he or she may shoot out the door amidst the activity. In addition cool drafts may result from the door being opened repeatedly.

    Keep the pumpkin seeds when you hollow out your pumpkin. Your birds will love them. You can give them a fresh helping from the pumpkin, the rest wash clean and dry by popping onto a stainless steel cookie sheets or pan in a 300-degree oven for future use, you can even just pop them into their seed mix or use as training treats. Time to take advantage of autumn produce to add chunks of vitamin A rich pumpkin and squash to your bird’s menu a totally yummy healthy boost.

    Have a lovely birdie safe Halloween

    By DizzyBlue copy write protected 2012/2013/2014 http://purestparrot.moonfruit.com/
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 19, 2016
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  2. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    The time has come again to raise this little thread for members.

    Wishing you all a happy and safe all hallow's eve
  3. Bradders

    Bradders Parrot Power! Staff Member Moderator

    Great post Tasch, just one question. Why does the post say posted 4th May? Bit early for Halloween. :)
  4. old cynic

    old cynic Regular Member

    Good advice :thumbsup: We used to have 2 small heraldic lions outside our front door :wink: .One night the kids came round trick or treating & we never answered the door :nono:

    .The next day as I was backing the car out I noticed that both lions had had their heads& manes covered in crazy foam :lol: :lol: :lol:
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  5. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    it says 4th of May as that is when it was uploaded not when it was written :)
  6. Heather

    Heather Regular Member

    Hee hee
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  7. Bob

    Bob Bird Whisperer Staff Member Admin

    Great post Tasch  :thumbsup:
  8. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin


    It's that time of year again we need to be thinking ahead for All Hallows Eve and what things to consider with our birdies

    I will drag the Bonfire Night thread from the depths of beyond and get that one pinned for people to have a good look at as well :thumbsup:
  9. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Yes folks...here we are again....with Halloween /All Hallows Eve on the horizon...

    Please take a mo to read the advice in the first post in this thread.

    Enjoy and ensure that birdies, other pets and humans are all safe :thumbsup:
  10. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Getting to be that time of year again when I dust off me broomstick and get ready to zoom around.
    Time to think about our beloved feathered companions at this time of year too with the spooky events that happen.
    lets keep it safe and be very vigilant ​
  11. Shirley

    Shirley Regular Member

    Scooby gets covered as soon as it gets dark he hates any sort of bang bless him .If your having a bonefire please please check for Hedgehogs .

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  12. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Bringing thisthread back up for visibility
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