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Smoking and Birds

Discussion in 'Bird Health and Nutrition' started by Kaytee576, Mar 3, 2009.


  1. Kaytee576

    Kaytee576 PetForums Newbie

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    hey all, sadly I am a smoker but I have cut down a lot and im trying hard to quit. I have heard reports that its not good to smoke around birds so I think I am going to hold off getting my canary till I can quit.
    I was wondering what your thoughts were? :)
     
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    jilly40 PetForums VIP

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    sounds like a good idea:) or smoke outside? x
     
  3. toddy

    toddy PetForums Senior

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    Yes either don't get a bird until you quit or smoke outside.
    Smoke can kill birds.
    Well done for actually thinking of this before buying a bird as many people wouldn't:)
    Good luck with quitting:thumbup:
     
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    sullivan PetForums VIP

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    Birds dont do well with smoke and can cause them to get respestory problems also air freshnres and polish is not good to spray around them either.
     
  5. Melysia

    Melysia PetForums Member

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    Yes to all above. I'm a light smoker but I smoke outside for the benefit of everyone else really, above all my little girl and our fish and my cockatiel who's downstairs. Smoking around any animal or person is bad, even your walls get messy! One thing I make sure I do though is wash my hands after I have smoked and want to handle Balders (Cockatiel) :)

    Good on you either way for even thinking about giving up :thumbup1:
     
  6. Tula

    Tula PetForums Member

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    teflon is also very toxic;) Be careful of any non-stick coatings.
     
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    turkeylad PetForums VIP

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    Personally, İ think passive smoking is as bad for any animal as it is for humans. Smoke outside!:p
     
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    personally i think making any animal passively smoke is irresponsible, but thats just my opinion, i hate smoking, im a thoracic nurse and see the horror it causes in humans.
     
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    scosha37 PetForums VIP

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    Yeah agree with all above..

    Stop smoking!!...its bad for you and anypets and humans...plus you will have more money in your pocket!!...:smilewinkgrin:

    i stopped 5 years ago and saved up and got my Chihuahua!!

    plus you will smell nicer..and so will your home...:D
     
  10. Kaytee576

    Kaytee576 PetForums Newbie

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    I wrote this post a while ago but just wanted to add that I am now ready to get a canary as I now dont smoke inside anymore woot woot, I waited ages and have saved so fingers crossed I should have one soon. I have posted in the bird section and would appreciate your help thanks.
     
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    Kinjilabs PetForums VIP

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    MY mum had a budgie that died of inhaling smoke, she was a smoker, and unfotunatley it killed her too:(:(
     
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    If you want to quit smoking have you looked at e. cigs? I tied patches, gum, hypnosis and accupunture and failed. Went onto e. cigs in January and have only wanted a real cig once since.
     
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    bird respiratory systems are very different to ours, they absorb more oxygen from the air than we do as they have air sacks as well as lungs so inhaling smoke and chemicals is horrendous for them :(
    fair lay to you for trying to quite smoking and well done thinking of your future birdies health first :)
     
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