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Lead poisoning...sources of lead??
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Bkeepr    Posted 08-24-2004 at 06:53:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our 14 year old Lovebird started having seizures suddenly so we took him to an avian vet last night. On examination, vet is almost certain it is a case of lead poisoning. Weíre at a loss as to how the exposure could have happened. We got the bird when he was just a few weeks old, so weíve had him almost 14 years now without any problems at all.

No changes in location for 6 years, when we moved here to the farm, and the parakeet in the cage that touches his is just fine. Vet didnít think it was water or food, but everything else he suggested as sources of lead didnít seem to apply (chipped paint, toys, curtain weights, fishing weights, ceramic bowls etc). Since heís gotten older, we donít let him out of the cage like we used to so it isnít possible he picked up anything that was just laying aroundÖhad to be in the cage.

Anybody got any ideas where the lead could be coming from? I donít think thereís a lot of hope for the Lovebird, but Iím now concerned we keep everybody else safe.

Tom


Joel    Posted 08-24-2004 at 14:25:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think your vet is making a real stretch to go from having seizures to almost certain the bird has lead poisoning. Lots of other potential problems.


mojo    Posted 08-24-2004 at 08:07:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you been sanding any painted areas nearby so the dust could get to it? Flaking plaster walls creating dust? The solder joints was the first thing I thought of. Sorry to hear of the troubles.


What Eddie said    Posted 08-24-2004 at 07:11:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lead poisoning from the cage is the leading culprit in these
cases.

Paula


Eddie Petty    Posted 08-24-2004 at 07:06:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
.....from the solder joints in the cage or drip pan !!!

Ed


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